Hope and Endurance
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It’s April.  The days are getting longer.  Here in California the trees and flowering plants are sending forth rivers of pollen which irritate those of us with allergies, but they more than make up for this by their lovely blossoms and fresh greenery ..read more
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Arion Press Classics, 1975-2018
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3M ago
Swan’s Fine Books is proud to announce the offering of Arion Press publications from the retired publisher’s personal stock, beginning February 2024:   these are pristine copies, in their original wrapping. We are working directly with Arion Press founder   and his wife Diana Ketcham to represent titles ..read more
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Report from the ABAA Book Fair
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3M ago
Swan's Fine Books was honoured to have Andrew and Diana with us at the recent ABAA International Book Fair, held in San Francisco at Pier 27, February 9 through 11.  Many of Andrew and Diana's friends stopped by the booth, as well as Arion Press collectors ..read more
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Joy Amidst the Everyday Clamor
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6M ago
The literary world was rocked this past Tuesday with the news of the passing of Cormac McCarthy.  The New York Times printed a lengthy obituary.  Literary journals spread the news far and wide.  Booksellers everywhere shared stories with each other ..read more
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Friday June 16, 2023
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The literary world was rocked this past Tuesday with the news of the passing of Cormac McCarthy.  The New York Times printed a lengthy obituary.  Literary journals spread the news far and wide.  Booksellers everywhere shared stories with each other ..read more
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Firsts London was over.  Four days in the Saatchi Gallery, surrounded by incredible books and incredible booksellers. 
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I had intended (what is that old saying about the road to Hell???) to write a longer blog entry on Firsts London.  Which clearly did not happen.  Suffice it to say that ..read more
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…I had reserved my final week in the UK for a purely personal reason. 
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Everyone asked me, “why Wales?”  As with so many things in life, there was the long ..read more
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“Have you heard the news?  The Queen has died….”
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1y ago
Being an American, while I have a great deal of respect for the institution of ..read more
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A congregation, a gathering, a multiplicity, a grouping, a plurality of…
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A conference, in which we visit museums and private collections.  We eat and we drink.  We renew acquaintances ..read more
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With “Congress” being over and we booksellers sadly, but with gratitude in our hearts, leaving Oxford, I made my way back to London...
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Which left me an entire free day.  What to do, what to do ..read more
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