The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of a bookdealer in Brooklyn, New York.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Strange Adventures in Bookselling

Bookride is running a series of posts on bizarre bookbuying housecalls. The latest installment includes an account of browsing a collection during an orgy, and the purchase of Clockwork Orange firsts splashed with blood from the murdered previous owner.

Fascinating stuff. Though not quite of this caliber, I've had a few lulus but I usually have to bite my tongue (or sit on my hands) because telling all would sour a commercial relationship.

Maybe booksellers should trade and blog each others stories.

1 comment:

Katherine said...

Now THAT is interesting stuff!