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Books and Chocolate and Books



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!)







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






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!



And inside Lord Dunsany, the best bookplate EVER.



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.)




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.



On the wish list!



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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