Signed Books

Discussion in 'The Reading Room' started by DNO, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. FStephenMasek

    FStephenMasek One of the Regulars

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    Buying some more copies of the wonderful best-seller The Millionaire Next Door and finding one of them signed by the late Dr. Stanley was a wonderful surprise.
     
  2. newsman

    newsman One of the Regulars

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    All signed? Now that...is a fine collection!
     
  3. DNO

    DNO One Too Many

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    Thanks. I've made some amazing finds in thrift stores. Last year I found a book on the history of Toronto, signed by the author and, amazingly enough, inscribed as a gift from my aunt to my favourite uncle (both deceased for years now)...now that was bizarre.

    All my finds have been made at thrift stores, rummage sales or contents sales. I've accumulated over 300 signed books in the last three years, and I've left quite a few behind as well. I count myself truly lucky to live in a large city...lots and lots of thrift stores.
     
  4. newsman

    newsman One of the Regulars

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    Wow. No kidding. I live in a far more rural environment. We have two major book stores in town and one privately owned small book store. We had a small used book store that was just wonderful to sneak in and see what they had on the shelves. Being a history nut I found lots of amazing things.

    1st edition prints of Brave Men by Ernie Pyle and 30 seconds over Tokyo.

    Interestingly, whoever owned the 30 seconds must have known a LOT of the crew that bombed Japan as it had a lot of hand written notes in it about who died, who made it, who was captured. I do know that a small town 15 miles from here had an Army Air Corp. airport there. The local police shooting range used the backstop they used to calibrate machine guns with. It was gigantic. You had to be careful about not tripping over the tie-downs.

    I got out to do a walk around (looking for marijuana growers) and found an old .45 cal magazine in the woods.

    Good times.
     
  5. DNO

    DNO One Too Many

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    Now I'm jealous! I remember reading Ernie Pyle's Brave Men when I was 14 or 15 years old.
     
  6. newsman

    newsman One of the Regulars

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    Ernie was a master of his craft. He made things real for the American people.
     
  7. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    I have a copy of "Crowded Hours," signed by Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the author.
     

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