I just finished reading about the store and your family in Nick Basbanes newest book, Patience & Fortitude. I had previously read an article in Book magazine. I wished that I lived near so I could visit your store, it looks and sounds like a place I dream of getting lost in. Basbanes book mentioned that your father began a memoir but was, sadly, unable to finish the work. Would it be in anyway possible to read what must be a great historical adventure in bookselling? I wish you all continued success and a very long existence.
I *Just* got the books. Satisfied is way too common a word. Superlative is way to low to describe the condition of the books. I am astonished! You have under-graded their condition. They are "As New", they have never been read! I have been collecting books for some 40 years. There is no remnant of thumbing through the pages. The spines are mint, and the covers and corners are immaculate. I am grateful to you for the low cost of these volumes, and they shall be well read (except for the Latin passages, at least until I have gained some fluency in that as-of-yet unexplored language, though I have a passing acquaintance with it). You have gained a life long client! Many thanks for the great pack job, as the USPS was none to gentle with the box. It was somewhat "ventilated" when they put it on my doorstep. But the books held up very very well. Sincerely Yours,