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Publisher Comments:

"You'll never finish that here, why don't you just buy it."
"I heard that this is a good one, and it's the thickest too!"


Overheard at the Bookstore records the funny, ridiculous, and crazy things said in bookstores and combines black-and-white photography, capturing readers at their most compelling.


This second in the series celebrates the joy of reading books and the pleasure we get from communing at places we buy them. From biggest modern chain to a quaint, musty nook, bookstores have charm. They have become the places to "be." Cafes and elaborate theme sections for energetic children embellish the once silent areas. Bookstores have become social arenas. Hear the amusing things we say in this setting.

Synopsis:

Celebrates the quirky nature of readers and the joy of reading books.

Synopsis:

As part of the Overheard book series-this book celebrates the quirky nature of people, the joy of reading books, and the pleasure we get from communing at the places we buy them. We all think we're capable critics, but what do we really say in front of books?


Judith Henry has collected the best snippets of conversation heard in bookstores large and small and captured readers in black-and-white photography at their most compelling moments. This is a gift book for book lovers and those who have an ear for amusing things.

Synopsis:

David Poyer's saga of Hemlock County explores northwestern Pennsylvania, that land where coal yielded to oil, the heart of American industrial power. These two linked novels (of the four yet written) tell the later life story of a powerful character, William Halvorsen, a tough, idealistic working man who lives in the shadow of, and sometimes in the employ of, Thunder Oil and its autocratic capitalist owner, Daniel Thunner. Halvorsen's times are times of violence, love, tragedy, betrayal, and triumph, hard times throughout, but always with the feeling that the struggle is worthwhile, that both pleasure and redemption are possible. The story of Halvorsen and of Hemlock County is the story of America's 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789305183
Author:
Henry, Judith
Publisher:
St Martins
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Bookstores
Publication Date:
March 2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
6.29x5.33x.52 in. .42 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Celebrates the quirky nature of readers and the joy of reading books.
"Synopsis" by , As part of the Overheard book series-this book celebrates the quirky nature of people, the joy of reading books, and the pleasure we get from communing at the places we buy them. We all think we're capable critics, but what do we really say in front of books?


Judith Henry has collected the best snippets of conversation heard in bookstores large and small and captured readers in black-and-white photography at their most compelling moments. This is a gift book for book lovers and those who have an ear for amusing things.

"Synopsis" by , David Poyer's saga of Hemlock County explores northwestern Pennsylvania, that land where coal yielded to oil, the heart of American industrial power. These two linked novels (of the four yet written) tell the later life story of a powerful character, William Halvorsen, a tough, idealistic working man who lives in the shadow of, and sometimes in the employ of, Thunder Oil and its autocratic capitalist owner, Daniel Thunner. Halvorsen's times are times of violence, love, tragedy, betrayal, and triumph, hard times throughout, but always with the feeling that the struggle is worthwhile, that both pleasure and redemption are possible. The story of Halvorsen and of Hemlock County is the story of America's 20th century.
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