Friday, April 17, 2009

Book Sales This Weekend

Just a reminder, there are a couple great book sales this weekend in the OKC metro area. The Friends of the Library Sale for the Univ. of Central Oklahoma (UCO) begins today, Friday the 17th, at 12pm and closes at 8 tonight. Today is members only day, but you can join at the door for a very modest sum. It is also open Saturday the 18th, 12p - 8p. The sale is taking place at the library on the UCO campus in Edmond.

The other sale is sponsored by the Yukon Public Library. April 17-18, Friday 9am - 7pm and Saturday 9am - 3pm. This sale is taking place at the old Central School in Yukon at 6th and Oak. If you see me there, be sure to say hello!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Easter Everyone!

I like Easter. In Oklahoma, it means Spring is sproinging its onslaught of Tornadoes and wild fires. There's nothing like the smell of cyclonic burning carnage to remind you of renewal. I also like time with family and friends, the Red Cross, the good food, and of course... the vintage ephemera.

Booksellers were known for selling all kinds of paper goods, including Easter cards, as advertised on this atypical square trade card from the late 1800s. Although he doesn't say where he conducts business beyond Main St., Mr. Allyn published a book, The Battle of Groton Heights in 1882 in New London, CT.

If you're looking for information on an American bookseller, bookbinder or printer, or have any book trade ephemera you want to share with the world, get on over to flickr and post it to the American Book Trade Index.