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Bibliophile essay contest – Winners

You knew I would chicken out didn’t you? NO I can’t pick a winner – I even tried passing the buck a few times and no one would take the bait; and I am usually so damn good at avoiding responsibility. YES, they are all winners, and I have a list of prizes that they […]

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Bibliophile essay contest – Entrant #13

From Craig Harris @ Bridge of Dreams Ok, I’ll admit it. I started out with comic books. Just a few at first, but it got out of hand pretty quickly. I graduated to the hard stuff and quickly spiraled out of control. In high school I’d skip lunch and spend the money in musty bookstores […]

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Bibliophile essay contest – Entrant 11

in from Bob Lewis – Sylvan’s Foremost BookstoreHow I Became a Used Book Seller When I was very young my mother read me stories. I loved stories. I wanted them all the time.When I started school I thought I would learn to read and then I could have stories any time I wanted. But I […]

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Bibliophile essay contest – Entrant 10

in from Claudia Tenold @ Ten Old Books Stumbling Into Books I’d been a teacher, an accountant, a retail shop-keeper, a web site designer. And, I was tired. So I retired. Wow, That was fun for about two weeks. of travel and two weeks back at home. I decided I was the bed and breakfast […]

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Bibliophile essay contest – Entrant #12

in from Gwen Foss @ Alan’s Used Books Old King Cole Rises Again One of the most bizarre things happened to me a few months ago while I was out hunting the local garage sales for used books to resell. I picked up an remarkable Mother Goose book. I have a special interest in folklore […]

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Bibliophile essay contest – Entrant #9

in from Jon Speed: The Book Scout I’m a bookseller by birth. My uncle, Craig Ross, was an old-schoolgentleman bookdealer. He was the eccentric of the family. It was rumoredin some family circles that he had money, probably because of the few greatitems he sold from time-to-time. He handled documents signed by Lincoln,Custer, the founding […]

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Bibliophile essay contest – Entrant #8

BTW I have been asked to extend the end date to April 30th. So keep those cards and letters coming. in from Tim in Tacoma: Trial Attorney to Bookseller in 21 Easy Steps I became a lawyer, in large part, because of a book I read in sixth grade:Irving Stone’s biography of Clarence Darrow. Fast […]

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Bibliophile essay contest – Entrant #7

from Rebecca Koch Bookstore Lover First of all, why a bookseller? Because books are important to me. They have given me solace, led me to adventures I would not otherwise have had and to places I would not otherwise have been. And I want so much to share all these things with others! Books can […]

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Bibliophile essay contest – Entrant #6

from Dennis Mulcahy @ Second Story Books, Springfield I am selling ideas and the wisdom of the ages. Masterfully constructed tales that can inspire hope and provide solace. I am selling entertainment and humor to lighten the ravaged soul. I am selling exotic theories and the simple universality we all share in being human. I […]

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Bibliophile essay contest – Entrant #5

from Lucinda Huffine @ Main Street Books, Hillsboro OR A Bookseller’s Tale Once Upon a Time…there was a young woman with long hair and hippie overalls who worked for a man named Howard at the Enigma Bookstore. In those pre-computer days, there wasn’t much to do but sit in the shop and occasionally sell a […]

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