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Books and Chocolate and Books

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I went to the Harvard Books warehouse sale yesterday, and it was MARVELOUS. I felt like I was browsing a half-sized version of the Strand, only without the grumpy sales staff. (Everyone there was really friendly and helpful, by the way. Good job, Harvard Books!)

 

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This book cover reminded me of Paré. (See tweet below.)

 

 

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Lord Dunsany was an Anglo-Irish fantasy writer. I’ve been meaning to check him out for years. This play collection was published in 1923, and I paid less than five dollars for it!

 

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And inside Lord Dunsany, the best bookplate EVER.

 

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This isn’t even the whole haul; I picked up The Little Prince pop-up book and The Complete Adventures of Curious George for my niece and nephew, plus Neil Gaiman’s Fragile Things (I listened to the audiobook a few years ago, but it’s well worth revisiting.)

 

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There were a few food vendors there as well. I finally tried Taza Chocolate (which is all vegan and made in Somerville!), and I can’t even tell you how exquisite are the gingerbread and cinnamon chocolates.

 

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On the wish list!

 

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The stuff of my youth (I’m a little embarrassed to say).

 


(This post is especially for Jen, who would’ve been there and salivating along with me if she only lived closer.)

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Update: SQUEE!
 


 

7 Comments to Books and Chocolate and Books

  1. Jen's Gravatar Jen
    December 9, 2013 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Oh, boy. It looks *amazing*. Thanks for all the photos! I’m coming up to Boston for the next one, for sure.

  2. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    December 10, 2013 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    I’ve never noticed that about the Arnolfini Marriage before, but it is so true!

    I very much approve of Silent Spring!

    What were you supposed to be reading as a 7 year old–Shakespeare?!

  3. December 10, 2013 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    I love that painting, though. There is so much going on in the symbolism / subtext. It’s a fascinating thing to study.

    Also, you’ll have to let me know how you like Myocophilia – that’s been on my list for years.

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