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    Another not-so-Great Gatsby »

    Hollywood never has had much luck with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Fitzgerald never had much luck in Hollywood. The only film he ever got screen credit for scriptwriting was Frank Borzage’s 1938 wartime romance, Three Comrades. And, as if the injury done to Tender Is the Night and The Last Tycoon wasn’t bad enough, the […]

    Discover Dorset Vermont »

    This weekend is the ‘discover dorset’ weekend in beautiful downtown Dorset, Vermont, population 2026, zero traffic lights.  Kit and I will be at Janno’s Pottery (flower brook pottery, across from the post office), with Kit’s jewelry and my portfolios and maybe a small piece of furniture. The Dorset Artists show will be open next to the […]

    Put the Gardens, but not the Books, to Bed »

    As summer winds down and gardens are put to bed for the fall and winter…lets have one last hurrah for gardens.  Kristen Kladstrup has a great homage to gardens, magic and spunkiness with her latest novel Garden Princess. Princess Adela is not like other princesses. She is most happy digging in the dirt and planting […]

    a barnboard vanity »

    we installed this barnboard vanity last week.  challenging project in that you have to go with the wood as it is.  if you joint and plane it flat, there goes the patina.  and what a patina it was.  some light hand sanding, and a little very diluted aniline dye on the ‘fresh’ surfaces made it […]

    Remembering Julie Harris »

    Along with Katharine Cornell, Rosemary Harris, Helen Hayes, Jessica Tandy and Laurette Taylor, Julie Harris was one of a handful of actresses who became as much a part of the American theater as greasepaint and follow spots. Harris died on August 24 at her home in West Chatham, Mass. She was 87.   During her […]

    At My Wits End – Stephanie Tolan »

    E.D Applewhites chaotic life is about to become very crazy in Applewhites at Wits End by Stephanie Tolan. Her father decides their money troubles can be solved by turning their 16 acre home into a summer camp for artistic children. But when the adults are bigger kids then the campers, only 6 people sign up […]

    The Man Who Isn’t There – Night Film »

    We live in an age when vacuum-headed nonentities become celebrated simply by allowing their personal lives to be exploited on television and smeared over the front pages of every trashy tabloid in the country. Greta (“I want to be alone.”) Garbo would be more bewildering than fascinating to the public today. Why, for God’s sake, […]

    Chronicles of Kazam! A Magical Read »

    Jenny and the gang are back with more adventures in Jasper Fforde The Song of the Quarkbeast The Chronicles of Kazam Book Two. The dragon “problem” is over, but now there are new ones for the Wizards of Kazam Mystical Arts Management to deal with. Magic sparking; a Kings useless brother; a King who makes […]

    3rd Annual Dorset Artists Show »

    The third annual Dorset Artists Show is up and running now through September 8th, Tuesdays through Sundays, from 11 to 6 …  the opening party is next saturday the 8th, from 4 to 6. come on by. Click the photos to enlarge them .. We’ve got one of our claro walnut slab tables with the […]

    Illusion of Separateness – Simon Van Booy »

    A few months ago the bookstore received and Advance Readers Copy of Simon Van Booy’s newest book, The Illusion of Separateness.  Fights broke out among several booksellers and, by some miracle, I was the second bookseller to get ahold of it (I swear I never threw a single punch). I read it in one sitting, […]

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