L. D. Mitchell

November 28, 2010
I have always thought that if I had more time, money and bookshelves (a not uncommon complaint among book collectors!), it would be both fun and enlightening to try and collect as many titles as I cou
October 31, 2010
I love a well-illustrated book.

Judging from the prices that well-illustrated books often fetch at auction, I am not alone.
October 24, 2010
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary....

Is there anyone left who still ponders over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore?
October 17, 2010
It is the hour before dawn.
October 10, 2010
This is all your fault, you know!
October 3, 2010
Ah, libraries!
September 26, 2010
Book collectors come in all shapes and sizes.  Some of us collect genre fiction (mysteries, for example).  Others collect topically (e.g., books about gardening).
September 19, 2010
From 1953 to 1983, Beta Phi Mu, an international "honor society" for librarians founded in 1948, published a series of
September 12, 2010
Of the dozens of titles on my bookshelves that deal with great book collectors of the past, not one deals exclusively with great women book collectors. 
September 5, 2010
Bywords, according to one definition, are proverbial sayings that express some important fact of experience that is taken as true b