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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Some News Not "New"

Our bookshop opened in July of 1993 with only used books. We added new books to the mix a few years later and have gradually increased that inventory, offering not only new books but also personal appearances by authors, this year a dozen round dozen of them in eleven Thursday Evening Author events (see sidebar). A curated collection of used, rare, and out-of-print books is still, however, the backbone of our business, and in that spirit I offer today the following:

SILENT SEASONS: TWENTY-ONE FISHING STORIES BY THOMAS McGUANE, WILLIAM HJORTSBERG, JACK CURTIS, HARMON HENKIN, CHARLES WATERMAN, JIM HARRISON & RUSSELL CHATHAM, edited and illustrated by Russell Chatham. Book design by Russell Chatham, Anne Garner, & Jamie Harrison Potenberg. 215pp. Livingston, MT: Clark City Press, 1988, 1st printing, Oct 1988.  Softcover with dust jacket. Illegible inscription on half-title page. Jim Harrison signed on title page next to his name (his the only author signature on this page). Near fine condition. $150

 IN OUR TIME, by Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway’s Second Book: A Facsimile of the 1924 Paris Edition Which Was Limited to 170 Copies. The 1977 facsimile edition was published with the permission of the Hemingway Estate and limited to 1700 copies. Lightest of wear to spine ends; dust jacket pristine. $400

Monday, July 16, 2018

Clear Your Head and Lighten Your Heart

You have probably heard Karen Anderson on Interlochen Public Radio, and maybe you remember her column in the Traverse City Record-Eagle, too. Now we have a collection of 155 of Karen’s short essays in book form. 

Casual dipping into Gradual Clearing: Weather Reports From the Heart is irresistible, as no piece in it is more than a page in length, and themes are simple and generally positive in tone — but never sappy. The author’s light offerings feel important without feeling heavy. We are grateful for her reminders and insights. 

Karen Anderson will be our TEA guest at Dog Ears Books on August 9, 7 p.m. This week’s guests (July 19) are Lynne Rae Perkins, Anne-Marie Oomen, and Linda Nemec-Foster, with Dennis Turner on July 26 and Virginia Johnson on August 2.

Gradual Clearing: Weather Reports From the Heart
Traverse City: Arbutus Press, 2018
Paper, 160pp., $16.95

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Book You've Been Asking For

With maps and charts, as well as inspiringly lovely photographs of inland lakes and Lake Michigan, this new book from Mission Point Press definitely fills a long-felt need. Whether for yourself, your children, the whole family, or only for the seasonal guests that everyone Up North attracts, you’ll want this book in your home library for years to come. It occurs to me that you could also use much of it as a reference to plan canoe trips. Why not?

Leelanau by Kayak: Day Trips, Pics, Tips and Stories of a Beautiful Michigan Peninsula
by Jon R. Constant, with Larry Burns
Softcover, 132pp, $21.95

Sunday, July 1, 2018

You Are Most Welcome Here

A new book from Sleeping Bear Press just has 4th of July all over it, in this bookseller's opinion. W is for Welcome: A Celebration of America's Diversity is a timely reminder about where Americans -- even Native Americans, the continent's oldest residents -- started out. An alphabet book, a history book, and an introduction for young readers to key concepts in our nation's story, the pages are also illustrated by numerous talented artists. Celebrate Independence Day with a heart of welcome. You are certainly most welcome at Dog Ears Books.

Hardcover, 32 pp, 11" x 9"