Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Vintage Mystery Book Hunters Red Alert!
R. Austin Freeman (about 15 books, a mix of US & UK editions)
E. Phillips Oppenheim
Ellery Queen (most of these are unfortunately Book club editions)
Mary Roberts Rinehart
John Rhode and Miles Burton (over 25 books, the most I've ever seen in one store at a single time)
Plus there are many, many other hardbacks and the usual tremendous assortment of vintage paperbacks (most only in reading condition with higher grade books in glass enclosed cases) that continue to crowd the shelves patiently awaiting purchase by eager readers.
I've already picked over the store and spent far too much money, but some of the books I found I may never again see anywhere for a very long time. My rule has always been: If it's scarce, buy it when you see it. There are still lots left for the rest of you. I'm generous that way.
Trek on down to The Gallery at 923 W Belmont (11AM- 8PM Mon - Sat; 11-7 on Sundays) and you will be sure to find something to your liking. The Mystery section is my haunt here, but rest of the store is an amazing place and has lots of treasures to offer, too. Plus -- he offers everything in the store via mail order for those of you who don't live close enough set foot in the store.