Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Dec 2011
Dec 23, 2011:
Today is Friday, and that means toodling with the Harrises in the thrift stores, bookstores, and antique stores in the Tampa Bay area. At a thrift store I see a name on the spine of a book grabs my attention: Hallie Flanagan: A Life in the Theatre.
I already have her book Dynamo: An Adventure in the College Theatre, New York, 1943. Hallie was the leader of the experimental theatre at Vassar. Mary Hyde, then Mary Crapo, wrote and starred in some of the plays. Another book for my Mary Hyde Collection!
Afterwards, we exchange Christmas gifts with the Harrisses. Tom's wife, Eve, gets trinket boxes from my wife. Tom gets a shelf full of biographies about movie stars from me, and chocolate and tea from my wife. My wife gets books about Hawaii and B&G plates. And I get books for three of my collections. from Tom & Eve.
Welcome to Biblio-Connecting Dec 2012:
My blog this month is all about Christmas. Even My Sentimental Library blog has a Christmas theme: Twelve Blog Posts for Christmas.
I brought in something like twelve boxes of Christmas decorations from the garage. And my wife decorated my bookshelves, our furniture, and the rest of our house:
I love Christmas!
And to think it's only two weeks away!
Just remember one thing: No matter how full the shelves are, a bibliophile can always find room for one more book!
But if you want to get something different for the bibliophile, here are a few suggestions:
And to all a good night!
Writing about Don Brady and his miniature books has come full circle: from mention in this very blog, to its posting in another one of my blogs, to a series of articles in a periodical, to a chapter in a magnificent book, to mention in a book society's newsletter, and now back to this blog, where I have "biblio-connected" all the contributions to the various media outlets."
"Don Brady, Printer and Bookbinder" was the original title I had chosen for my blog post. But as the words flowed onto the screen the next month, a better title came to mind: "From Whence They Came: Don Brady And His Miniature Books."
James M. Brogan, editor of THE MICROBIBLIOPHILE, liked my blog post and persuaded me to write a three-part series of articles about Don Brady's books, "From Whence They Came, Mother Books and Their Miniatures."
"Little old me" was one of the people interviewed for Rebecca Rego Barry's first book, Rare Books Uncovered: True Stories of Fantastic Finds in Unlikely Places. And I told Rebecca the story of my friend Don Brady's books, which Rebecca titled, "The Motherlode of Mini Books."
Rebecca inscribed my copy of her book at the book signing dinner I had arranged for her with the Florida Bibliophile Society at Chili's in New Port Richey on November 23rd.
I had invited a special guest to the book signing dinner: Don's wife Mary Brady.
And I bought a copy of Rebecca's book for Mary, which Rebecca inscribed.
And Charles Brown, President of the Florida Bibliophile Society, wrote all about it in the Florida Bibliophile Society's December Newsletter.
And at the end of the night, Mary gave Rebecca a copy of one of her husband's books, Why the Chimes Rang, a lovely story by itself, but made even more sentimental by the occasion...
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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!
AND TO ALL
A GOOD NIGHT!