Selected Titles for May 2020
I received sad news last week when I read the NYT obituary (
) of our good friend and preservation pioneer Virginia McAlester. "VA," as she always signed her emails, was a passionate book acquirer, all in support of her monumental Knopf publication "A Field Guide to American Houses." In 2016, she came to Boston for a book signing on the publication of the second edition (900 pages!) of her Field Guide. Afterward, she stopped by our shop "to fill in a few gaps (!)." From our January 2020 newsletter, she ordered 5 titles, all on the subjects from the 1950s. She was a passionate advocate for preservation and understanding of our built environment. RIP, VA!
The second photo is of me with a handmade BoSox coronavirus mask. My daughters both gave me a bad time for modeling it so poorly, but I'm kind of new to this selfie world of today.
We are here at the "world headquarters" in North Reading, hunkered down for the duration. The next newsletters are all done remotely, so it's taking some getting used to, but I hope you'll find a few things that will help you in your work.
You will notice several books that are here once again, mostly because we had multiple copies in stock. A personal favorite of mine, the Cat Ladder title, is in the sale section. I have a few copies left of the first (and only) edition. It's a great gift for that cat person in your life, and when it sells out, it's gone.
Stay safe out there, and happy browsing! Steven
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