Because this weekend will see the grand, 53rd annual California International Antiquarian Book Fair, the time seemed right to call attention to a beautifully produced new book written by California bookseller John Crichton about a fellow Golden State bookman, Henry Evans. Published by the Book Club of California (BCC
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SAN FRANCISCO—On the eve of its centenary, the Brick Row Book Shop of San Francisco is the primary contender for oldest bookstore in the United States. The elegantly appointed shop in Union Square was first established in New Haven in December 1915, with additional branches springing up in Princeton and New York City after initial commercial success.