The Book Shop is for sale!

 

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own book store?

The Book Shop & Gifty Things Vintage is for sale! Please call Josh Grode Wolters at 605-275-6464 or email J.GrodeWolters@MurphyBusiness.com for information.

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Vintage Paperback: Stories by the Man Nobody Knows

B. Traven Stories by the Man Nobody Knows

This collectible vintage 1961 paperback of Stories by the Man Nobody Knows: Nine Tales by B. Traven is currently in stock. B. Traven is a pen name and to this day, he remains the man nobody knows. From the lengthy Wikipedia page:

B. Traven (Bruno Traven in some accounts) was the pen name of a presumably German novelist, whose real name, nationality, date and place of birth and details of biography are all subject to dispute. One of the few certainties about Traven’s life is that he lived for years in Mexico, where the majority of his fiction is also set—including The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1927), which was adapted for the Academy Award winning film of the same name in 1948.

Virtually every detail of Traven’s life has been disputed and hotly debated. There were many hypotheses on the true identity of B. Traven, some of them wildly fantastic.

A couple of my favorite “wildly fantastic” theories on B. Traven’s identity:

B. Traven was the American writer Jack London, who faked his death and then moved to Mexico and continued writing his books;

B. Traven was the pseudonym of the American writer Ambrose Bierce, who went to Mexico in 1913 to take part in the Mexican Revolution where he disappeared without a trace.

…And these aren’t even the most hard-to-believe ideas that have appeared since the mid 1920s on this mysterious writer’s identity!

This paperback is in very good condition. Find it in our Rare/Collectible section – our price is $25.00.

–Sharon

Vintage Paperback: Junkie

In stock now is a vintage 1953 paperback of Junkie by William Burroughs.

From the back of the book:

First and foremost among the “Beat Generation” writers is the name of William Burroughs, mentor and friend of Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Holmes. Now catching the attention of the literary world with his novel NAKED LUNCH, Burroughs’ most significant work is his unforgettable autobiographical book JUNKIE.

Our price is $10. You can browse our selection of Burroughs and other Beat Generation writers in-store or online.

Vocabulary of the Vietnam War

Two reference books about the language and words of the Vietnam War have just arrived:

Words of the Vietnam War by Gregory R. Clark – $28.95

In the Field: The Language of the Vietnam War by Linda Reinberg – $38.75

Both books are packed with definitions and explanations of acronyms, nicknames, brand names, technical terms, and slang from the Vietnam War. You can browse through these at our store or purchase online.

Vintage Carnegie Classics

Vintage Dale Carnegie

We see Dale Carnegie‘s perennially popular self-improvement books come and go here all the time, but it’s a bit more unusual to see the vintage paperbacks in such nice condition! How to Win Friends and Influence People and How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job are $5.00 each, while they last.

Vintage Astrology: Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs

Linda Goodman's Sun Signs

Astrologers know that a person born under a given Sun sign – whether he’s a Gemini, a Virgo, or an Aries – has specific traits that make both his desires and his actions predictable. Linda Goodman, the talented young astrologer who has made frequent appearances on the David Susskind television program, has devised an exceptionally lively primer to help everyone understand these fundamentals of astrology.

We have two great vintage copies of Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs currently in stock. The hardcover is $8.00 and the paperback is $4.00. Find them on display in our summer hippie boho window!

Faces of Findhorn

Faces of Findhorn

This fascinating book caught my eye this week in our vintage collection: Faces of Findhorn: Images of a Planetary Family by the Findhorn Community ($8.50).

A remarkable legend has grown up around the Findhorn Foundation in northern Scotland, telling of a community whose members dwell in harmony with all life and promote extraordinary growth in both their plants and people – a story so enticing as to seem barely credible.

The Findhorn Foundation was formed in 1962 and the experimental ecovillage project still exists today! The project’s aim is to demonstrate sustainable development in environmental, social, and economic terms. It has won a variety of awards for its sustainable practices.

–Sharon

Vintage Peter Terris Pitcher

Pitcher

New this week in our vintage collectibles is a vintage mid century Peter Terris pitcher in a great “calico leaves” design! Aside from a little bit of wear on the wood lid, it’s in perfectly beautiful condition.

Pitcher

Pitcher

Our price is $26.00.

 

Three Things (with peace)

Test Your Countercultural Literacy

  1. Peace sign scarf in hot pink, $7.50
  2. Test Your Countercultural Literacy by Kathy & Diane Zahler, $8.50
  3. Hippie boho peace sign necklace, $9.50

Like everything in our shop, these Three Things are secondhand and in like-new condition!