Fictional Feasts

Last autumn, I had the pleasure of visiting family in England and staying with my cousin and her husband in their cozy 16th century home in a tiny East Sussex village not far from the town of Lewes.

On a chilly, clear evening after a full day of walking and exploring the area, my cousin prepared us a warm, delicious meal of daube and homemade bread accompanied by a glass of hearty red wine. Our dinner conversation started with “What is daube?” – a classic Provençal beef stew – and “Where did you get the recipe?” – from French Provincial Cooking by Elizabeth David. By the way, Virginia Woolf (who had a weekend home in Lewes and sadly drowned in the nearby River Ouse) wrote about ‘Boeuf en Daube’ in her 1927 novel To the Lighthouse.

“… an exquisite scent of olives and oil and juice rose from the great brown dish as Marthe, with a little flourish, took the cover off. The cook had spent three days over that dish. And she must take great care, Mrs. Ramsay thought, diving into the soft mass, to choose a specially tender piece for William Bankes. And she peered into the dish, with its shiny walls and its confusion of savoury brown and yellow meats and its bay leaves and its wine …” Continue reading

Celebrating National Public Lands Day

Some of my fondest childhood memories are walking, riding my bike or roller skating to my neighborhood park. Marcus Park was my personal paradise where I played basketball, softball, kickball, hopscotch and even chess. My best friend and I shared secrets on the swings and made up stories while leisurely pushing the merry-go-round. This little plot of public land was an essential part of my everyday life and helped form my love of the great outdoors.

Through books, I was able to explore public lands beyond my neighborhood. When I was a young child, Make Way for Ducklings took me to the Public Garden in Boston and Brighty of the Grand Canyon instilled a lifelong desire to explore that great National Park. As an adult, I laughed my way through Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods and started planning my own trek on the Appalachian Trail.

Of course, movie directors have discovered the dramatic potential of public lands such as the cliff-hanging Mount Rushmore scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest.

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Plus,  in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Roy Neary’s (Richard Dreyfuss) UFO obsession leads him to an isolated mountaintop, aka Devil’s Tower National Monument in Wyoming, the nation’s first national monument.
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Saturday, September 30 is National Public Lands Day, a day to volunteer and help restore or improve your neighborhood, city, state, or national park, forest, monument or shoreline. And after you have finished volunteering how about discovering other publicly owned lands and waterways in these books and movies.

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Books Can Take You Places: London

Already this year, we’ve taken a trip to 11 different cities and our journey around the world is far from over!  This month let’s londonexplore all that London, England has to offer.

I had my first visit to London when I was eight-years-old. I remember reading Michael Bond’s A Bear Called Paddington and so wanted to visit Paddington Train Station. Now as I prepare for my umpteenth trip to England, I have just finished reading Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere. I so want to visit the London Below. I just need to find the Floating Market.


With over 2,000 years of glorious history under its belt, London’s influence on the English language, world literature and Western culture in general is impossible to overstate. From Chaucer, Shakespeare and Dickens to Lennon, McCartney and Jagger, enough legends have lived and worked here to fill a few dozen double-decker sightseeing buses.

HOW TO GET THERE

music-note-21 Abbey Road, The Beatles • book Bleak House, Charles Dickens • slate_film-512 Blow Up slate_film-512 A Clockwork Orange book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling • book High Fidelity, Nick Hornby • book The Importance of Being Ernest, Oscar Wilde • music-note-21 The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society, The Kinks • music-note-21 London Calling, The Clash • slate_film-512 Mary Poppins book Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf • slate_film-512 Notting Hill music-note-21 Quadrophenia, The Who • music-note-21 (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?, Oasis • book White Teeth, Zadie Smith Continue reading

Books Can Take You Places: Rome

EDITOR’S NOTE: Half Price Books encourages you to travel more in 2016. Not the kind of travel that involves airplanes, passports and hotels, but the easier, more affordable kind — where you open a great book and let it take you somewhere. Throughout 2016 we’ll share about the world’s Romegreat destinations, along with our recommendations for the books, movies and music that will help you get there.

Already this year, we’ve taken a trip to Paris, France, San Francisco, California, with a detour to New Orleans, Louisiana.  This month’s stop is Rome, Italy.

When I was a very young child, I would browse through postcards from my mother’s many travels. My favorite postcard was of the Trevi Fountain in Rome. I spent hours daydreaming of Rome and would later immerse myself in books and movies that featured Rome. Now I am a mother and recently had the thrill of traveling with my college-age daughter in Rome. The last stop on our trip was the Tivoli Fountain. It was more grand and romantic than I could possibly have imagined. Saying ciao, ciao a Roma, we tossed coins into the fountain with hopes of returning to the Eternal City.

With its bevy of fountains, sculptures and architectural ruins, Rome may be best known for visual splendor. But it also has a rich literary pedigree dating to its ancient past, when thinkers with one name like Ovid and Cicero wrote epic poems and invented satire. In later centuries, expatriate writers fell under the city’s charms. All roads—and lots of books, music and movies—lead to Rome.

HOW TO GET THERE

book Angels & Demons, Dan Brown • book Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert • slate_film-512 Gladiatorbook I, Claudius, Robert Graves • music-note-21 Italian Love Songs, Dean Martin • music-note-21 An Italian Songbook, Cecilia Bartoli • music-note-21 Music of Ancient Rome, Vol. 1, Synaulia • slate_film-512 Roma slate_film-512 Roman Holidaybook The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, Tennessee Williams • music-note-21 Rome, Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi • slate_film-512 The Talented Mr. Ripleyslate_film-512 Three Coins in the Fountain music-note-21 Viaggio Italiano, Andrea Bocelli • book The Woman of Rome, Alberto Moravia

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Literary legends including Goethe, John Keats, Stendhal, Lord Byron and Charles Dickens have been served at Antico Caffé Greco, one of the oldest cafes in Italy.
  • Keats, his friend Percy Shelley and many other expatriate writers and artists are interred at Rome’s Protestant Cemetery.
  • The house in Rome where Keats spent his last months has been preserved as Keats-Shelley House, a museum dedicated to him and other English Romantic poets who were spellbound by the city.
  • So many American movies were shot at Rome’s Cinecittá film studios in the 1950s and 60s that the city was nicknamed Hollywood on the Tiber.
  • The area surrounding Piazza di Spagna became known as the English Quarter in the 1800s due to its large population of expatriate artists.

If you don’t want to miss a stop on HPB’s journey to the world’s great destinations, join the Half Price Books Booklovers Survey Club and we’ll send you an email each month with a new city alongside a quick survey. Plus, you’ll receive coupons to save throughout the year when you travel to your favorite Half Price Books.

Susan is Creative Coordinator at HPB Corporate in Dallas TX.

Let’s get dirty! 27 Garden Inspired Books for Your Summer

Summer officially arrives this year at 6:51 AM EDT, on Saturday, June 21. If you are like me, this means an extra-long, delightfully sweaty day in the garden. Gardeners come from all walks of life and take joy in creating edible and/or ornamental gardens. And, when we are unable to be in the garden we daydream about it, here are a few suggested reads that will hopefully satisfy your desire and dreams of the garden.

Fiction 1. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett • 2. The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman • Mysteries   3. Pushing Up Daisies by Rosemary Harris • 4. Garden of Secrets Past by Anthony Eglin • Poetry  5. Led By The Nose by Jenny Joseph • 6. Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver • Short Story Collection  7. The Garden of Reading edited by Michelle Slung • Nonfiction by Amy Stewart 8. From the Ground Up • 9. The Earth Moved • 10. Flower Confidential • 11. Wicked Plants • 12. Gilding the Lily • 13. Wicked Bugs • 14. The Drunken BotanistNonfiction by Christopher Lloyd 15. The Well-Tempered Garden • 16. Dear Friend and Gardener • 17. In My Garden • 18. The Adventurous GardenerMore Nonfiction  19. My Garden Book by Jamaica Kincaid • 20. The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean • 21. A Garden in Lucca by Paul Gervais • 22. The Brother Gardeners by Andrea Wulf • 23. The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan • 24. The Tulip by Anna Pavord • 25. Bulb by Anna Pavord • 26. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver • 27. Potted History by Catherine Horwood

Susan is Creative Coordinator at Half Price Books Corporate.

100 Books You Can’t Put Down

Oh the joy of discovering a book you just… can’t… put… down. I have a profound memory of being 12 years old and reading the mystical children’s book, When Marnie Was There by Joan G. Robinson (now out of print). I tried to read it slowly to stretch out the adventure, but I couldn’t stop. And I will never forget how I cried when I was finished. I cried not necessarily because it was a sad book, but because the adventure was over.

I have been lucky to read many books I just can’t put down. Below is a list of 100 Books You Can’t Put Down, compiled from both your recommendations as well as suggested titles from our HPB Bibliomaniacs.

(1) The Road, by Cormac McCarthy (2) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis (3) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling (4) The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson (5) The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown (6) The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls (7) The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins (8) The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger (9) The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini (10) The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (11) To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee (12) Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card (13) The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak (14) The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson (15) A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving (16) The Fault in our Stars, by John Green (17) The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien (18) City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare (19) Storm Front, by Jim Butcher (20) 11.22.63, by Stephen King (21) Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon (22) The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky (23) The Giver, by Lois Lowry (24) Mists of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradlez (25) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt

 

(26) A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini (27) Night Circus, by Eric Morgenstern (28) Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen (29) East of Eden, by John Steinbeck (30) On the Road, by Jack Kerouac (31) Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld (32) Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts (33) The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver (34) Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom (35) Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett (36) Twilight, by Stephenie Meyers (37) Circle of Friends, by Maeve Binchy (38) Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan (39) Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin (40) Life of Pi, by Yann Martel (41) The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant (42) Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert (43) The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein (44) Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosney (45) The Time Travelers Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger (46) Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell (47) The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams (48) The Good Earth, by Pearl Buck (49) Divergent, by Veronica Roth (50) The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson

 

(51) Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden (52) The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman (53) Someone Knows my Name, by Lawrence Hill (54)
The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd (55) The Other Boleyn Girl, by Phillipa Gregory (56) The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton (57) Big Stone Gap, by Ardiana Trigiani (58) Skinny Dip, by Carl Hiaasen (59) She, by H. Rider Haggard (60) The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros (61)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou (62) Teacher Man: A Memoir, by Frank McCourt (63) Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck (64) And the Band Played On, by Randy Shilts (65)
Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann (66) World War Z, by Max Brooks (67) Under the Banner of Heaven, by Jon Krakauer (68) Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (69) History of Love, by Nicole Krauss (70) Girl in Translation, by Jean Kwok (71) Explosive 18, by Janet Evanovich (72)
Bossypants, by Tina Fey (73) The Leftovers, by Tom Perrotta (74)
Siddhartha, by Herman Hess (75) Catch 22, by Joseph Heller

 

(76) I Love Everybody (And Other Atrocious Lies), by Laurie Notaro (77) You Shall Know Our Velocity, by Dave Eggers (78) Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, by Judy Blume (79) Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris (80) The Man Who Planted Trees, by Jean Giono (81) The Princess Bride, by William Goldman (82) Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett (83) Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl, by Susan McCorkindale (84) Halfway to the Grave, by Jeaniene Frost (85) Prey, by Linda Howard (86) The Thin Man, by Dashiell Hammett (87) The Crying of Lot 49, by Thomas Pynchon (88) High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby (89) A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson (90) Deerskin, by Robin McKinley (91) Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn (92) The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger (93) The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon (94) The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery (95) Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James (96) Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris (97) Murder on Astor Place, by Victoria Thompson (98) Deadly Sins, by Lora Leigh (99) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, by Hunter S. Thompson (100) Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison

Do you remember a book you just couldn’t put down?

Susan is Production Assistant at Half Price Books Corporate.

65 Banned or Challenged Books that Shaped America

Writer and philosopher Voltaire once said, “Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.” Sounds simple but at what point does someone else’s thinking or ideas become subversive? Where does one draw the line? Who gets to decide?

For the past 40 plus years, Half Price Books has strived to uphold co-founder Ken Gjemre’s direction; “We don’t let others, or ourselves, determine what our customers should read.” So every year we celebrate Banned Books Awareness Week to celebrate our First Amendment rights which enable us to write, speak, publish and read freely. We acknowledge authors and their work which have caused controversy. And you might be surprised about which books are stirring things up.

The number one challenged book in 2013 reported by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom is (brace yourself)… Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey.

Yep. Captain Underpants. Sounds silly, but over the years there have been many challenged books that have had a profound influence on American culture. Some of these banned or challenged books have shaped America. Below is the Half Price Books list of 65 Best Banned or Challenged Books Across the Decades, many of which you can find on our shelves.

(1) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (2) The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X & Alex Haley (3) Beloved by Toni Morrison (4) Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown (5) The Call of the Wild by Jack London (6) Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (7) The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (8) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (9) For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway (10) Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (11) The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (12) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (13) Howl by Allen Ginsberg (14) In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (15) Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (16) The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (17) Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (18) Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (19) Native Son by Richard Wright (20) The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (21) The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (22) The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

(23) Sexual Behavior in the Human Male by Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey (24) Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein (25) A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (26) Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (27) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (28) Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (29) Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (30) The Words of Cesar Chavez by Cesar Chavez (31) 1984 by George Orwell (32) The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (33) The Color Purple by Alice Walker (34) Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume (35) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (36) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (37) And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell (38) Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden (39) The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (40) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (41) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (42) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (43) Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

(44) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (45) The Giver by Lois Lowry (46) The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (47) The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (48) The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (49) Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (50) Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya (51) SlaughterHouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (52) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey (53) Lord of the Flies by William Golding (54) The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier (55) Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (56) Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (57) My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier (58) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (59) Go Ask Alice by Anonymous (60) Ulysses by James Joyce (61) As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (62) The Awakening by Kate Chopin (63) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (64) Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (65) The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (66) Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

 

What book do you think shaped American life and culture? Or perhaps just your own?

Join Half Price Books as we celebrate our First Amendment rights during Banned Books Awareness Week, September 28 – October 5.

Susan is Production Assistant at Half Price Books Corporate.

Attention Collectors: October’s Featured Finds

Half Price Books is a treasure trove of new and used, rare and collectible, first editions and out-of-print titles, odd and unusal things. Here’s a round-up of a few recently discovered items from our bookstores across the country.

The Writings of Mark Twain

Our Hurstbourne HPB has recently acquired a complete 25 volume set of P.F. Collier and Son, Author’s National Edition of The Writings of Mark Twain. Originally published by Harper and Brothers, Collier took over publishing the Author’s National Edition in 1921. This green cloth set is in good condition. For more information, stop by our Hurstbourne/Cherry Springs HPB in Louisville, Kentucky or call 502-491-4310.

Classical and Military History Collection

We have acquired a large, wonderful collection of classical history and U.S. military history books. Titles cover ancient Egypt to the Civil War to General Pershing’s hunt for Pancho Villa. There is something for every military history enthusiast. Please contact our Brookfield, Greenfield, or Appleton HPB stores for more information. For more information, stop by our Brookfield HPB in Wisconsin or call 262-789-0280.
 

ExeGeses Ready Research Bible

Our Fort Wayne HPB has a 1993, black leather, second edition of the ExeGeses Ready Research Bible, a literal translation and transliteration of Scripture.This bible is based on the Authorized KIng James Version, keyed to Strong’s Concordance and published by World Bible Publishers. See store for details. For more information, stop by our Fort Wayne HPB in Indiana or call 260-373-2140.

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Our San Marcos HPB has acquired the complete 4 volume set of the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, edited by Michael Kelly and published by Oxford University Press in 1998. This comprehensive reference source features more than 600 articles by more than 500 globally recognized art historians, philosophers, and theorists. It is a reference classic. See store for details. For more information, stop by our San Marcos HPB in Texas or call 512-805-7503.

It’s Kisstory!

Hey, Kiss fans! Wanna rock and roll all night…and party every day? Our Appleton HPB has a slipcase edition of Kisstory, by Jeff Kitts. This oversized book was signed in 1996 by Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, and Paul Stanley. The book is full of great behind-the-scenes photos from the band’s own collection. For more information, stop by our Appleton HPB in Wisconsin or call 920-830-1237.

King George VI Commemorative Issue

Our Fort Wayne HPB has acquired a beautiful commemorative supplement of the Coronation of King George VI, issued by The Christian Science Monitor. Printed on April 22, 1937, this four page section is printed in black, red, blue, and gold in an illuminated manuscript style. This royal memorabilia features an address by the Archbishop of Canterbury, photographs of the king, queen, and the two princesses, plus a four-color map of Great Britain. The “reluctant king” was recently depicted in the film, The King’s Speech. For more information, stop by our Fort Wayne HPB in Indiana or call 260-373-2140.

Interested in any of these great finds? Call the HPB at which they’re located, and the Bibliomaniacs on duty will ship it straight to you (Did you know that we can now search our inventory nation-wide and ship books, movies, music & more straight to you? Ask about it in store today!) – Susan

Attention Collectors: June’s Featured Finds

Half Price Books is a wonderful source for both new and used, rare and collectible, first editions and out-of-print titles, odd and unusal things. Since we buy and sell anything ever printed or recorded, our stores become a treasure trove of autographed books and other valueable items, alongside old yearbooks and other little pieces of history. Here’s a round-up of a few recently discovered items.

Signed Political Collection
Fascinated with Politicos? Our San Marcos HPB has obtained an excellent collection of signed political books including books signed by Presidents. Authors include: Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, Edward Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, and more.

For more information or to purchase one of these books, call 512-805-7503 or stop by the San Marcos Place HPB location in San Marcos, TX.

Buddy Holly Vintage Vinyl
Oh, Boy! It’s so easy…to find Buddy Holly collectible LPs. Just stop by our Richardson HPB where we have acquired a fabulous vinyl collection dating from 1957 to 1967. Maybe Baby you’ll Rave On these Everyday.

For more information, stop by our Campbell Village HPB in Richardson, TX or call 972-234-4286.

 

Collectible Photography Books
Our Richardson HPB has acquired an incredible collection of hardback photography books. Photographers include: Ansel Adams, Horst P. Horst, Andy Warhol, Kiki Smith, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, and more. Most are in excellent condition. Prices vary.

For more information, stop by our Campbell Village HPB in Richardson, TX or call 972-234-4286.

Deutsche Gedenkhalle, c. 1905
Art lovers, history buffs, and book collectors will appreciate this book of German history. Our Kansas City HPB has acquired this ornate folio published in 1905 in German. Includes a colorful lithograph frontispiece of Kaiser Wilhelm II along with 2 other plates created in the Art Nouveau or Jugendstil style. 100 additional historical photogravures. Condition is “war ravaged” as this scorched folio was salvaged during WWII. Binding is intact.

For more information, stop by our HPB store in Kansas City, MO or call 816-931-5377.

Safari Diary – Africa, 1961
Our Ridgmar HPB has acquired an unusual self-published pictorial diary. Published in 1961 by Mrs. F. Kirk (Bess) Johnson, featuring safari photos of actor, Jimmy Stewart and his wife, Gloria, along with the author and her husband, Fort Worth oil man, F. Kirk Johnson. Leather bound in simulated leopard skin. Good condition.

For more information, stop by our Ridgmar HPB in Fort Worth, TX or call 817-732-4111.

What have you spotted at HPB lately? Tweet us a pic using the #foundHPB hashtag.

Interested in any of these gems? Call the HPB at which they’re located, and the Bibliomaniacs on duty will ship it straight to you (did you know that we can now search our inventory nation-wide and ship books, movies, music & more straight to you? We’re pretty excited about it!)

— Susan