New on My Bookcase (vol. 24)

library haul 24A really small library haul this trip because I know my reading time will be very limited. But I couldn’t resist grabbing a few new items, since I had to make a visit anyway to return some other books and get fresh reading material for the kids.


Letter from New YorkLetter from New York/BBC Woman's Hour Broadcasts by Helene Hanff by Helene Hanff
Love her books 84, Charing Cross Road and Apple of My Eye so I’m hoping to like this one as much.

Shelf Life: Romance, Mystery, Drama, and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a Year in a Book storeShelf Life: Romance, Mystery, Drama, and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a Year in a Book store by Suzanne Strempek Shea by Suzanne Strempek Shea
A memoir about a year working in a bookstore? Of course I want to read it.

Kids’ Books

Five Children and ItFive Children and It (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics) by E. Nesbit by E. Nesbit
Couldn’t resist trying it after Catherine’s comments about it.

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  1. Shelf Life is one of my very favorite “books about books.” I worked in a bookstore for seven years, and this is one of the best books I’ve read that really captures the experience. Enjoy! (I’m also a huge Helene Hanff fan!)

    • Oh, that is so good to hear! My bookstore career was just under a year, but I’m really looking forward to reading this account.

      Have you read this Hanff book?

      • No–I think it’s the only one I haven’t read. I’ll need to look for a copy. If you haven’t read Q’s Legacy, you need to put it on your list–it’s about how she came to write 84 and what happened afterwards.

  2. Thank you, both bookmammal and Sheila – for reading and for wanting to read. I miss bookselling, and Edwards Books. I hope you will enjoy your visit to the store.

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