Archive for the 'Collectibles' Category

It’s April, we’re back

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

And so March has sped by. The better part of a week was consumed trying to find someone at GoDaddy who could explain why their offer to convert this site to a “secure format”, um . . . didn’t work. (Seems a “plug-in” was required — a fact known only to one guy they keep […]

Getting their kicks (52 miles off) Route 66

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

ABE Books — now owned by Amazon, last we checked — occasionally posts features intended to encourage customers to frequent and buy from the nation’s remaining “used and antiquarian” bookstores.

Vixens of Vinyl, Celebrity Division

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Now profusely illustrated

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Hopalong Cassidy

67 years of The Vinyl Cavalcade

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Cat’s Curiosities also sells vinyl LP records, by the way — nearly 200 offered online, at last count. Simply go to our online ABE store at www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sortby=0&vci=51238921 and enter the word “LP” or “vinyl” or “record” — results may differ slightly, but any of the three will do — in the “Search Within these Results” […]

Coming in November!

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

(Late note: Hardcover copies now available via Abebooks: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=17818381819

Book-buying 101: What does ‘good’ mean?

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

I sell books both online (www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sortby=0&vci=51238921) and in our brick and mortar bookstore, inside the Charleston Antique Mall in Las Vegas.

A few recent listings — ‘The High End’

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

So, there you are at the yard sale, confronted by boxes of old books, records, and miscellany. What do you look for? “Buy what you like,” has long been good advice. Until you learn to grade for condition — and to tell a first edition from a later reissue or even (God forbid) a book […]

Doug French reviews ‘Testament of James’

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Economist, banker and former head of the Ludwig von Mises Institute Doug French offers his take on “The Testament of James” at http://douglasfrench.liberty.me/2015/01/22/book-review-the-testament-of-james/ .

‘The Black Arrow’ not forgotten

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Wally Conger, a California revolutionary market anarchist who remembers Ayn Rand, Karl Hess, and Jefferson Airplane — reportedly inspired by CW’s current “Arrow” TV series — was kind enough to post a favorable review of “The Black Arrow / A Tale of the Resistance” at http://wconger.liberty.me/2014/12/08/a-well-spun-tale-of-the-resistance/?refer=libertyme , last month, finding it “an explosive, dizzying, libertarian […]