Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World
When Nancy Goldstone bought a vintage copy of "War and Peace" to win a birthday bet with co-author Larry, the couple began their journey into the world of book collecting, meeting a hilarious cast of eccentrics along the way. Part travel story, part love story, and part memoir, this book provides... show more
When Nancy Goldstone bought a vintage copy of "War and Peace" to win a birthday bet with co-author Larry, the couple began their journey into the world of book collecting, meeting a hilarious cast of eccentrics along the way. Part travel story, part love story, and part memoir, this book provides a delightful love letter to book lovers everywhere.
Publish date: April 15th 1998
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 225
Edition language: English
So this is how collectors/addicts get started, from trying to get a used book at under $20 to spending hundreds of dollars on 1st editions (The really expensive books go for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars but this is out of the authors' league). This book is a good read for those and ...
There's a blurb on the back of this book from Kirkus Reviews that says Used and Rare is "A sort of Year in Provence for book lovers." This is the perfect description for this book, except it was funnier; I laughed out loud in several places. Used and Rare chronicles the journey of the Goldstones...
A nice little memoir of how a couple got suckered into book collecting (modern firsts). Really about getting suckered into any collecting hobby/compulsion. Along with a few reference books and a little first hand advice would let you get into collecting, buying, auctions, etc. without seeming to b...
I didn't want to put this book down. Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone take us right along with them on an accidental book collecting journey that starts with a birthday present wager over who can get the best gift for less than $20. Nancy wins with a $10 rare edition of "War and Peace" ... and a new h...
Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone, both novelists, tired of birthday competitions to see who could present the more extravagant gift. They decided to limit their spending to $20 maximum and that’s how they came into possession of a translation of War and Peace each had wanted to read complete wit...