Vintage Books
Posted by on December 12, 2013

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I came across this photo on Pinterest the other day that got me thinking about vintage books. Sometimes the coolest thing about vintage or antique books is not the story in them but the story surrounding them–who created it, where it was kept and under what conditions it was produced are just a few of the thoughts that crossed my mind.

for whom the bell tolls

We have a few vintage and antique books around here. Above is a photo of a second printing of For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, and below is a photo of our trusty and worn copy of Guy de Maupassant‘s short stories. Maupassant is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story, and his clean descriptions and economy of style show how he’s a predecessor to the great American short story-ists of the early twentieth century. “The Piece of String” is one of Roger’s favorite stories. (Here’s a newer version of the book if you want to check it out.)

guy de mappassantsandy with maupassant

Aren’t vintage books cool? What do you think?

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