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Friday, May 21, 2021

You Have Waited Long Enough!


Wait no longer! It is here at last! I'm talking about a new Sheriff Ray Elkins mystery (or thriller, as the book's cover calls it) from Aaron Stander. Destination Wedding sounds very Leelanau, doesn't it? Or should I say Cedar County?

But that isn't all. Lynne Rae Perkins, our Leelanau Newbery author, has a new book out this season, too, and adventures in The Museum of Everything await you!

New books from two Michigan poets also arrived in today's UPS delivery (It felt like Christmas): Fleda Brown's Flying Through a Hole in the Storm and Thomas Lynch's Bone Rosary

I regularly watch a site called "American Indians in Children's Literature" and was excited to find there recently two new books for young people featuring Ojibwe culture, a YA novel by Angeline Boulley, Fire Keeper's Daughter, and an illustrated story for younger readers, Josie Dances, written by Denise Lajimodiere and illustrated by Angela Erdrich.

And finally -- for today, that is; more new books will be arriving weekly, and there are always exciting new-to-you, previously owned books, also -- you certainly don't think I could resist a book about a bookseller, do you? The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts That Illuminated the Renaissance is written by Ross King, author of Brunelleschi's Dome. It is illustrated, and the typeface is nice and large and clear. Books, history, Italy -- it's all here in one highly readable volume.

Have you been waiting for Dog Ears Books to open? My first customers of the season today, Friday, May 21, were surprised and delighted to find me here, thinking they would have to wait until after Memorial Day. But no, I had ordered new books, and I wanted to ease into the season before summer crowds arrived. 

See you soon here in Northport -- your best excuse (unless you live here) for a beautiful drive!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

We Are Back! With a Unique Wedding Present for the Literary Couple This June!

The Works of Charles Dickens – 16 volumes of 21-volume set: 

These beautifully bound volumes were published by the Oxford University Press and produced by the Franklin Library in 1985 as a special limited edition of 7,500, available exclusively to subscribers to the Oxford Library of Charles Dickens. Bound in scarlet and black leather, with all edges gilt, silk endpapers, and scarlet bookmark in each volume, the books feature three raised spine bands and are richly decorated, each with an individual motif to the front panel symbolic of the contents. One volume only (Nicholas Nickleby) has a previous owner bookplate pasted in; all others are absolutely pristine. The books feel as if never opened, let alone read. 

Note that this is the limited 1985 edition of 7500 copies sold to subscribers only. There was another edition, also from the Franklin Library, done in decorative red (without the black), but not nearly as luxuriantly produced. 


Titles include:


American Notes/Pictures From Italy

Barnaby Rudge

Bleak House

Christmas Books

Christmas Stories

Martin Chuzzlewit

The Old Curiosity Shop

Dombey and Son

Little Dorrit

Master Humphrey’s Clock/A Child’s History of England

Our Mutual Friend

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Nicholas Nickleby

The Pickwick Papers

Sketches by Boz

The Uncommercial Traveler/Reprinted Pieces

No volumes will be sold individually. They are offered together for $2,000 plus tax. If you give this Dickens library as a wedding (or graduation) present, you can be fairly certain your gift will not be a duplicated!


I do not want to ship, however, so please stop in the store on Friday or Saturday or e-mail me at Thank you.