The new issue of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet (the 'zine arm of Gavin Grant and Kelly Link's bounteous Small Beer Press) contains an essay from me entitled "11 Wonderful/Horrible Things Found While Bookscouting".
It was great fun picking and sequencing the list but, since a good rock album can only have 11 songs, there were some outtakes. Here are the bonus tracks.
12. A half-melted Barbie doll wrapped in a bed sheet.
13. An VF/NM copy of Robert Heinlein's 6th Column. Signed and inscribed in the year of publication.
14. A three-ring binder of gay-porn obsessively indexed by endownment and ethnicity.
15. A 5-foot-square, outsider-architect blueprint of a Home for Elderly Women. Designed on a wagon wheel model, each spoke of the building was separated by a garden filled with flora and fauna from diverse climates. Each window on the plan was labeled with a peculiar combination of design styles ("Afgahni/Chinese" for instance) and the plan was very specific about bunk-beds for the fragile tennants.
16. A brown paper bag containing a homemade, 8mm sex movie, together with a mimeo'd copy of letter to a local judge offering this film as definitive proof that the letter-writer's "reproductive reservoir was damaged while lifting an empty(?) box at his dish-washing job. He goes on to state that he "wants a nice little lawsuit with no one getting hurt or catching any diseases."