By Its Cover

A little love for Melville House covers

I make a point of encouraging my friends to get their books from me, to consider me their personal bookseller, and to send me e-mails, text messages, or smoke signals whenever they need a book.  I like it. It’s still very personal, it’s reasonably reliable, and it really does strike me as a great marriage of modern convenience and old fashioned bookselling. I take the same opportunities to send them messages when I come across a book I think they’ll appreciate and that’s often–the shelves are full of them.

And so it was in this spirit that I got this e-mail today, praising the Kelly Blair covers for their new-ish Heinrich Boll books:

———- Forwarded message ———-
Date: Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 9:37 AM
Subject: Dear Bookseller Friend
To: Jeff Waxman <jeff [at] semcoop [dot] com>
Would you also do me the favor of setting aside (or ordering, if need be) this book for me:
So that when I come to pick up my other book, I can get this one too!
ps. I am absolutely in love with Melville House book covers.


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