With the demise of Wessel and Lieberman last summer, Anderson's remains my favorite bookshop in the Seattle. A good book excursion into town would have you stop at Anderson's first, then John Michael Lang's good shop downstairs, Twice Sold Tales across the street, and finishing up with the indispensable and very high-turnover (churn is good) Magus Books in the University District.
If you ding your book budget elsewhere, you'll feel like a real mook when you show up at Anderson's with only $20 left on your open-to-buy. Don't do that. Go there first.
I walked down to Ballard on Saturday; here's what I got.
|Norman Cohn, The Pursuit of the Millennium: A history of popular religious and social movements |
in Europe from the eleventh to the sixteenth century, London: Secker & Warburg, 1957, 1st ed.
This is a modern classic of social history, sort of an applied Ernst Troeltsch, which we dig in these parts. If this blog evolves into a full-on chiliastic movement, we'll certainly crib notes from this.
|William Shakespeare, Complete Works, London: Oxford, 1969|
This is a good bare-bones edition of the bard, handy, portable, no-frills. Don't expect to borrow mine after TSHTF and you need to check some allusion to King Lear. You can pry it from my cold, dead hands.
|Rabelais, Works, London: Bodley Head, 1927 2 vols, numbered copies|
Gorgeous books here! I'm so enjoying finishing up Fritz Leiber's various adventures of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser that I think it's time I finally got around to the Life of Gargantua and Pantagruel. This is one of those classics, like Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, which I'm deeply ashamed for never having read. Book people know that a Gutenberg Project text file just won't do -- you simply must have a beautiful analog edition. And now I do.
Seattle has some very good book shops. Drop in and make tour of them all.
Public libraries are great -- for commies. Time's running out -- start stackin'.