Books will be 30% off when you buy a minimum $50 purchase.
The sale will continures through January 3, but don't wait. This time of year, books sell quickly, especially the rare and collectibles.
New Years Hours
We will close at 5:00 on Thursday the 31st and be open noon to 6:00 on Jan. 1st.
On the Calendar
Friday January 8th, 7:00 – 9:00.
Charles Kettner Ph.D. will be here signing Die Kettner Briefe Dr. Kettner edited this collection of letters which consists of 39 letters exchanged between Franz Kettner and his family in Germany from 1850 to 1875. The letters, printed in German with their English translations, is enhanced by photographs, both old and new, and other supporting documents. Franz was an early farmer and stockman in Comal, Gillespie, and Mason Counties . He participated in several campaigns with the Texas Rangers and later, during the Civil War, was a member of the Minute Men (local militia). He ran a store and post office in Castell. He hauled freight from the Texas coast to Fort Mason . He was a sheriff in both Gillespie and Mason Counties and was the Tax Accessor. Franz held the prestigious position of Cattle and Hide Inspector during the era of large cattle drives from Mason County . Dr. Kettner will talk about the book and how it came about from 7:30 – 8:00.
An Evening with W.C. Jameson and Mike Blakely.
Mike and W.C. are both musicians, songwriters, authors and poets. They will play original music in an intimate setting and sign books. CD’s will also be on sale. Mike and W.C.have many fans and for good reason. Don’t miss this truly personal evening with two of the most gifted and prolific musicians and songwriters in Texas . Saturday January 9th, 7:00 – 9:00 (or longer)
Personal Book Sellers
One of our favorite things about our customers is that we get to know you. A healthy number of you inquire and purchase books mentioned in the newsletter or featured on the blog. If you would like more information about a book, let us know and we will send you additional photos and more specific information about the book. We can take your payment information over the phone and ship it to you.
Around the World with General Grant by J. Russell Young, two volume set, 1879, $150
Cowboy Life in Texas by W. S. James, 1893, $120
Old Ranches of the Texas Plains paintings by Mondel Rogers, signed first ed., 1976, $95
Texas, Its Lore and Lure by Caleb Pirtle, Jr. with paintings by Donald Mitchell, signed, 1983, $35
Tempest Valley by Vince Taylor, signed first ed., 1985, $85
Eden Tree by Witter Bynner, signed first ed., 1932, $100
The Birds of Heaven by Peter Matthiessen, signed first ed., 2001, $125
Hot Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman, signed, second printing, 2008, $45
John James Audubon by Richard Rhodes, signed first ed., 2004, $45
Happy New Year!
From Jessica, Lucy, David and Emily the shop cat