Bygone Books is Back!


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All the books at Bygone Books are finally on shelves and back online after being in storage for nearly the past 9 months – Yikes!

Please visit the Bygone Books website here
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My books are also listed at here
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And will be again on Abebooks in the next few days…

Thank you for stopping by!

The Quilt Collection of the Vermont Historical Society ~ Now Online!


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This is just lovely! – The Vermont Historical Society has an extensive Quilt collection that ranges from whole-cloth examples from the early 1800s to a commemorative piece from 1991, all being documented as Vermont-made. The collection is now available to view in an online exhibition called ‘Patterns of History’you can view it here.

Log Cabin Quilt: A wool, linen, and cotton quilt in a Log Cabin Variation pattern made by Ella Hay Harris of Ludlow, Vermont, in the late 1800s. [image from the VHS Website]

There are 9 Galleries of quilts – click on each image to see a larger image and details. The exhibit was created by Katherine Poarch, with photography by Jeffrey Lomicka of Jeff and Cricket Quilts.

@2012 Bygone Books

A Chatty Global Book Club ~ 1book140


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Want to join a Book Group with nearly 66,000 members? – here is your chance – and quite delightful to see all these people READING! [and tweeting about it!] 

[Image from NYTimes: nice to see Pride and Prejudice there!]

Here is the article in the New York Times Book Review from this past weekend [May 20, 2012] by Jeff Howe, the originator of 1book140

The May book currently being discussed in the travel-writing category is Mark Twain’s Innocents Abroad. 

Why not join the conversation? As Mr. Howe says as he ends his NYTBR essay, “Maybe the book isn’t dying, after all. It’s just getting a social life.”

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 @2012 Bygone Books

Save Bookstores! ~ June 16, 2012



From the Literary Tourist Blog:

Literary Agent Kelly Sonnack has put up a Facebook page – “Save the Bookstores 2012″ – for an annual event she launched last year to help ‘Save Bookstores’. This is the poster that one of her clients, children’s book illustrator Sam Zuppardi, designed for this year’s campaign.

As Sam puts it: “All you have to do is head into town on June 16th and pick up a few books from somewhere other than the internet. There’s nowt like a good browse, after all.”


Sounds like a plan! – so head out on June 16th to your local new and used book shops – and then lets make a habit of it…

[Image from the Literary Tourist blog]

@2012 Bygone Books Blog

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