Books for Christmas

I am always fascinated by what other people read. Owning an online used bookstore offers me a glimpse into the out-of-bookstores and out-of-print books people are buying. Here are a few recent choices:

Simplified Fly Fishing, J.R. Slaymaker, Harper & Row, 1969
Spaghetti for Breakfast, Sesyle Joslin, Harcourt Brace, 1965 (children’s)
Six Thinking Hats, Edward de Bono, Little Brown, 1985 (children’s)
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath, Harper & Row, 1971

Need a gift for a member of the Greatest Generation? I spotted these in our collection for under-$25:

Christmas With Ed Sullivan, McGraw-Hill, 1959, hardcover with dustjacket. Christmas memories by Ed Sullivan and his many famous friends. Clark Gable remembers spending Christmas 1952 in Uganda with Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly and John Ford while filming Mogambo. Carolos P. Romulo writes about Christmas 1941 in Manila under attack. Ed shares a story about Richard Cardinal Spellman and his 1954 Christmas visits to American troops in Korea. Short stories by Pearl Buck, Truman Capote, Damon Runyan and others are included. Very good condition, chips and tears on edges of dust jacket, some yellowing, price marks in pencil on front fly page, pencil signature and date on pages 153 and 191.

Sixty Years: LIFE Magazine-60th Anniversary Celebration 1936-1996, Time Life Books, 1996, hardcover with dustjacket. A timecapsule of photos with brief text. As new condition with a few creases on the dust jacket.
 
Latest Herman, Jim Unger, Andrews, McMeel & Parker,
1981, paperback. A collection of popular cartoons featuring the slouchy characters and offbeat humor of Jim Unger. The Herman cartoons were syndicated from 1975 through 1992. As new condition, small printed “Grandpa Greenwood” in ink on flyleaf.

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