Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head

Today was supposed to be my last Orioles game of the season.  But weather and other tasks kept me away.  And while I was fairly certain this game would be postponed–or at least delayed–it turns out it wasn’t.  The Orioles lost 10-1.  They lost every game I attended this season, some 10 out of 13.  At least […]


On my way back from the British Museum earlier today (about which I shall have more to say later), I passed by a massive Waterstone Books in London, in front of which a hundred or more kids and teens had lined up for the last Harry Potter book, which goes on sale at midnight tonight. […]

Bookstore serendipity

I love it when I go into a book store looking for one thing and come out with someone else, even better than what I was looking for. That happened today. I ran over to Borders to pick up a copy of Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra, about which strausmouse made […]

A kid in a candy store

24 books Originally uploaded by jamietr. I am back from Wonder Books and I did good! I ended up spending about 2 hours there and I found 24 books that fill various miscellaneous holes in my collection. The photo to the right is the results of my lastest trip. I spent almost the entire time […]

I’m…off to see the wizard…

…the Wonderful wizard of books. I’m heading out to Frederick and Wonder Books to make a go at my $100 book challenge. I’ll be back later this afternoon with an update on how successful I was. Until then: “…follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow book road…”

The hundred dollar challenge

September is here, and so is the rain. It’s been raining and windy all day today, remnants of the tropical storm passing through. BUt I’m not going to allow this rain to interfere with the plans that I have tomorrow–something I have been looking forward to all week: the hundred dollar challenge.. Tomorrow, I am […]

Wonder Book and Video

If a used book store could have met or exceeded my expectations, Wonder Book and Video did just that. It’s about an hour from the house in Frederick, MD and there was some traffic getting there, but it was worth it. It easily rivals The Iliad Bookshop as one of the best used bookstores I’ve […]

A “used” discovery?

I was browsing for bookstores in Maryland, specifically used bookstores, and perhaps one to rival the Iliad Bookshop in L.A. and I came across a place in Frederick that looks like it’s just what I am after. It’s called Wonder Book and Video and I’m on my way there right now with a list of […]

Dangerous Visions is changing its name!

I went to browse the Dangerous Visions bookstore website today because I hadn’t looked at it in a while, and there is a message indicating that they are holding a contest to change the name of the bookstore, after 25 years of having that name. There is also a note that indicates not to make […]