Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Literature Prize

Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Spanish-speaking world, has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for literature.  Read more from the BBC News

Check out the titles by Mario Vargas Llosa we have to offer HERE.  Be sure to check back to see titles we add to this list.

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Festival of the Hills Book Signing Returns, Featuring Many Western MA Authors

The 49th Annual Conway, Massachusetts’ Festival of the Hills, an annual fall festival that has been recognized as a Library of Congress “Local Legacy” in Western Massachusetts, will take place Sunday, October 3rd from 10am-4pm.


Conway, Massachusetts, is located on Route 116 in Massachusetts, 5 miles north of I-91. Conway, Massachusetts. The Conway Festival of the Hills fall festival was originally a July 1915 pageant to celebrate 100 years of peace between the United States and England. In 1962, the festival was revived to raise funds for the town’s 1967 bicentennial celebration. Since then, the annual Festival of the Hills is an all-volunteer event that raises scholarship money for the town’s high school graduates.

Conway, located in the foothills of the Berkshires just west of the Connecticut River Valley, was originally settled in 1762, and the town was incorporated in 1775. Conway was named for General Henry Seymour Conway, a leader in the English House of Commons. Conway’s landmarks include the Field Memorial Library, a library funded by Marshall Field, the legendary retailer who grew up on a farm in Conway in the 1800s before eventually moving to Chicago, and the Burkeville Covered Bridge. Originally built in 1870, the historic covered bridge over the South River was added to the Historic Register in 1988. The Burkeville Covered Bridge was completely restored and renovated and reopened to pedestrian access in 2007.

Notable Conway residents, past and present, include John Crowley, critically acclaimed American fantasist and author of the World Fantasy Award winning novel Little, Big; Jill Ker Conway, renowned memoirist and Smith College’s first female president; and Archibald MacLeish, a three-time Pulitzer winner.

One of the most popular events at the Festival year after year is the book signing with local authors. This year Conway resident Holly Hobbie, creator of the much-loved Holly Hobbie character and the Toot and Puddle children’s book series, will be on hand to sign copies of her books. Another Conway resident signing books will be Peter Jeswald, a builder who has written a practical and engaging how-to guide for creating paths, steps, and footbridges in the garden. Other notable authors signing at this year’s book signing, include John Crowley, Heidi Stemple, Jane Yolen, Eve Brown-Waite, Ellen Watson, and Amy Dryanksy.

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2010 Hugo Award Winners

2010 Hugo Award Winners are announced.  Since 1955, the Hugo Awards are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements. Find out the winners at

Frank Herbert’s book Dune (1965) was a Hugo Award and Nebula Award winner.We have an early printing of the first (mass market) paperback edition of this science fiction classic. This copy is from the personal library of automation pioneer John Diebold and bears his ownership stamp on the front and rear endpages.

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New Titles (06/02/10)

Grid Book.
HIGGINS, Hannah B.
Binodini: A Novel.
TAGORE, Rabindranath.
Buddy Does Jersey.
BAGGE, Peter.
Devil in Love.
CAZOTTE, Jacques.
John Brown: The Making of a Martyr.
WARREN, Robert Penn.
Manual Thermal Diagnosis.
BARRAL, Jean-Pierre.
New Cambridge Modern History: Volume I: The Renaissance, 1493-1520.
POTTER, G. R. (editor).
Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers.
Gone with the Wind.
MITCHELL, Margaret.
Vermeer and His Milieu: A Web of Social History.
MONTIAS, John Michael.
Nancy Drew Mystery Stories: The Hidden Window Mystery (Number 34).
KEENE, Carolyn.
The Dana Girls Mystery Stories: The Clue in the Ivy (#14).
KEENE, Carolyn.
Cherry Ames: Cruise Nurse (#9).
WELLS, Helen.
HELLER, Joseph.
Home-Based Bookstore: Start Your Own Business Selling Used Books on Amazon, eBay or Your Own Web Site.
WEBER, Steve.
Town of Bedford: A Commemorative History, 1680-1955.
BARRETT, Robertson T.
Scepter of Egypt: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom.
HAYES, William C.
Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana.
BURTON, Sir Richard and ARBUTHNOT, F. F. (translators).
Nine Lectures on Bees.
STEINER, Rudolf.
Paths to Knowledge of Higher Worlds.
STEINER, Rudolf.
Theory of Knowledge Implicit in Goethe’s World Conception.
STEINER, Rudolf.
Christianity as Mystical Fact and the Mysteries of Antiquity.
STEINER, Rudolf.
In Search of Lost Time (six volume boxed set).
PROUST, Marcel.
Roy Rogers… King of the Cowboys.
Drowning with Others.
DICKEY, James.
Dorrie and the Birthday Eggs.
COOMBS, Patricia.
Enormous Yes: In Memoriam Philip Larkin (1922-1985).
(Philip Larkin) CHAMBERS, Harry (editor).
Search for the Santa Maria.
FRYE, John.
Up-Country Line: Boston, Concord & Montreal RR to the New Hampshire Lakes and White Mountains.
MEAD, Edgar T.
Real Tin Flower: Poems About the World at Nine.
Conference of the Birds.
ATTAR, Farid Ud-Din.
6 (Six) Plays by Rodgers and Hammerstein: Oklahoma!, Carousel, Allegro, South Pacific, The King and I, Me and Juliet (ML 200).
Memoirs of an Editor: Fifty Years of American Journalism.
Journal of Beatrix Potter: From 1881 to 1897.
POTTER, Beatrix.
Religion and Twentieth-Century American Intellectual Life.
LACEY, Michael J. (editor).
Man Across the Sea: Problems of Pre-Columbian Contacts.
RILEY, Carroll L., et al (editors).
Disfarmer: The Vintage Prints.
HOUK, Edwynn, et al.
Artists’ Christmas Cards.
HELLER, Steven (compiled by).
Kafka on the Shore.
In Abigail’s Garden.
WILLIAMS, Helen (illustrator).
L’ENGLE, Madeleine.
Rethinking the South: Essays in Intellectual History.
O’BRIEN, Michael.
Psychological Reflections: An Anthology of the Writings of C. J. Jung.
Fanny’s Sister.
LIVELY, Penelope.
Flattered Flying Fish and Other Poems.
Plant Hunters.
JEWETT, Frances L. and MCCAUSLAND, Clare L.
Remarks and Inventions: Skeptical Essays About Kinship.
NEEDHAM, Rodney.
Hamster Opera Company.
MITCHELL, Janis (illustrator).
Madeleine (Et Nunc Manet in Te).
GIDE, Andre.
Strike Through the Mask!: New Lyrical Poems.
Alpha Beta Chowder.
STEIG, Jeanne.
Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small.
Lewis Carroll: Photographer.
Old Peter’s Russian Tales.
RANSOME, Arthur.
Chesapeake & Ohio Railway: West End: PM District, Chicago Division, Cincinnati & Russell Divisions.
EUDALY, Kevin N. and HUDDLESTON, Eugene L.
Pennsy Streamliners: The Blue Ribbon Fleet.
Coney Island Kaleidoscope.
BUTLER, Lynn H. (photographer).
Painting Portraits.
KINSTLER, Everett Raymond.
American Shelter: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Home.
WALKER, Lester.
When the Wind Blows.
BRIGGS, Raymond.
Hibel Lithographs.
PLOTKIN, Theodore (editor).
Polyglotta Africana.
KOELLE, Sigismund Wilhelm.
ISHIMOTO, Yasuhiro.
Old Brooklyn in Early Photographs, 1865-1929.
YOUNGER, William Lee.
Lyonel Feininger.
HESS, Hans.
Timeless Earth.
Anno’s Journey.
ANNO, Mitsumasa.
Free, Adult, Uncensored: The Living History of the Federal Theatre Project.
O’CONNOR, John and BROWN, Lorraine (editors).
Topsy-Turvies: Pictures to Stretch the Imagination.
ANNO, Mitsumasa.
Modeling the Head in Clay: Sculpture by Bruno Lucchesi.
Summer Blonde: Four Stories.
TOMINE, Adrian.
Tasha Tudor Historic Costume Exhibition & Auction: November 10th & 11th, 2007.
Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art.
TSUJI, Shizuo with SUTHERLAND, Mary.
Good Food from a Japanese Temple.
YONEDA, Soei, et al.
Curse of Lono.
Neglected Geological Anomalies: A Catalog of Geological Anomalies.
CORLISS, William R. (compiled by).
Comparative Mythology.
Lightning, Auroras, Nocturnal Lights, and Related Luminous Phenomena: A Catalog of Geophysical Anomalies.
CORLISS, William R. (compiled by).
Thanksgiving Poems.
LIVINGSTON, Myra Cohn (selected by).
Taxonomy and Geographical Distribution of the Rodents of Greece.
Man-Eaters of Kumaon.
West Side Story: A Musical.
Breaking and Riding.
FILLIS, James.
Shall We Gather at the River.
WRIGHT, James.
Bell for Adano.
Battle of Koniggratz: Prussia’s Victory over Austria, 1866.
CRAIG, Gordon A.
Halt During the Chase.
TONKS, Rosemary.
Playwrights Speak.
WAGER, Walter (editor).
Klingsor’s Last Summer.
HESSE, Hermann.
Collected Poems and Plays of Rabindranath Tagore.
TAGORE, Rabindranath.
Taste: A Literary History.
GIGANTE, Denise.
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.
Wild Sheep Chase.
Everything Is Illuminated.
FOER, Jonathan Safran.
Only Revolutions.
Cage Keeper and Other Stories.
Divine Comedy of Dante.
(Dante Alighieri) SWIGGETT, Glen Levin (translator).
Agrarian Transition in America: Dualism and Change.
ROHRER, Wayne C. and DOUGLAS, Louis H.

Tremor: Selected Poems by Adam Zagajewski (Inscribed)

Tremor:  Selected=Author Name: ZAGAJEWSKI, Adam.

Title: Tremor: Selected Poems.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Publisher: NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1985

With a preface by Czeslaw Milosz. Translated from the Polish by Renata Gorczynski. First American edition. INSCRIBED by the author. Near fine in a near fine (light age toning to flaps) dust jacket.

Price = 150.00 USD

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1st Edition of Vessel of Sadness by William Woodruff

Vessel of Sadness.Author Name: WOODRUFF, William.

Title: Vessel of Sadness.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Publisher: Gainesville: Kallman Publishing Co., 1969

True first edition. Review copy with slip laid in. Near fine in a near fine (light rubbing on rear panel) dust jacket.; 152 pages

Price = 200.00 USD

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Time and a Ticket by Peter Benchley

Time and a Ticket.Author Name: BENCHLEY, Peter.

Title: Time and a Ticket.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1964

The author’s second book. First printing. Fine in an about fine dust jacket. A bright, clean, and well preserved copy. ; 239 pages

Price = 200.00 USD

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Other titles by Peter Benchley:

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1 BENCHLEY, Peter. Deep.
Garden City: Doubleday, 1976 0385047428 / 9780385047425 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Made into the 1977 film. First edition. Date on front free endpaper, else near fine in a near fine (light edge wear), price clipped dust jacket.
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 BENCHLEY, Peter. Jaws.
Garden City: Doubleday, 1974 0385047711 / 9780385047715 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Made into the 1975 film. A later printing. Spot of abrasion on rear board, else very good in a very good (sun fading along the spine, age toning to edges) dust jacket.
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 BENCHLEY, Peter. Jonathan Visits the White House.
NY McGraw-Hill 1964 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
The author’s first book. Illustrated by Richard Bergere. First edition. Brief gift inscription on front free endpaper, else near fine in a near fine (trace edge wear) dust jacket.
Price: 45.00 USD
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1964 B0007DYK38 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
The author’s second book. First printing. Fine in an about fine dust jacket. A bright, clean, and well preserved copy. ; 239 pages
Price: 200.00 USD
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The Kentucky Rifle

Kentucky Rifle.Author Name: LINDSAY, Merrill.

Title: Kentucky Rifle.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher: NY: Arma Press, 1972

Color photographs by Bruce Pendleton throughout. First edition. Previous owner’s book-plate on front paste-down, else very good in a very good dust jacket.

Price = 95.00 USD

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The Phantom Tollbooth: 1st Ed. Signed by Author and Illustrator

Phantom Tollbooth.Author Name: JUSTER, Norton.

Title: Phantom Tollbooth.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket
Publisher: NY: Epstein & Carroll, 1961
Illustrator: Illustrated by Jules Feiffer

First edition (no later printing indicated on copyright page). SIGNED on the title page by the author and illustrator. Octavo, bound in blue cloth with white lettering and illustration, map endpapers. Very good in a good (large chip – about one square inch – at the crown of the spine and several smaller chips at the corners and along the top edge of the front panel, two long closed edge tears on rear panel, age toning) dust jacket. The first issue dust jacket has the original $3.95 price on the front flap and the author’s photograph on the rear panel. ; 256 pages

Price = 4000.00 USD

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New Titles (05/17/10)

History of Trade Unionism.
WEBB, Sidney and Beatrice.
Courtneys: When the Lion Feeds, The Sound of Thunder, A Sparrow Falls.
SMITH, Wilbur.
FULLER, R. Buckminster.
Anpao: An American Indian Odyssey.
Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Talking Skull (Number 11).
ARTHUR, Robert.
Star of Bethlehem: The Legacy of the Magi.
MOLNAR, Michael R.
Poems & Epistles.
Ashby: A Novel.
VALENCY, Maurice.
Scarlet Pimpernel.
ORCZY, Baroness.
Blake’s Innocence and Experience: A Study of the Songs and Manuscripts.
Suiboku: Studies in Japanese Ink Painting.
SAITO, Ryukyu.
Beatrix Potter’s Country Cooking.
Killer Angels.
SHAARA, Michael.
Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (two volumes).
DICKENS, Charles.
Point of View.
Enforcement Odyssey: Massachusetts State Police: A History.
POWERS, WIlliam F.
Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Studies of Selected Pivotal Ideas (four volumes).
WIENER, Philip P. (editor).
Oak Spring Flora: Flower Illustration from the Fifteenth Century to the Present Time.
Wolf Kahn Pastels.
KAHN, Wolf.
Ira Sleeps Over.
WABER, Bernard.
Maximus Poems IV, V, VI.
OLSON, Charles.
Mies van der Rohe: The Art of Structure.
BLASER, Werner.
Annotated Dracula.
Edmund Dulac.
WHITE, Colin.
Dictionary of the History of Science.
BYNUM, W. F., et al (editors).
Hark!: A Christmas Sampler.
YOLEN, Jane.
Justin Morgan Had a Horse.
HENRY, Marguerite.
Cambridge Ancient History: Volume IV: The Persian Empire and the West.
BURY, J. B., COOK, S. A., and ADCOCK, F. E. (editors).
Cambridge Ancient History: Volume VII: The Hellenistic Monarchies and the Rise of Rome.
COOK, S. A., ADCOCK, F. E., and CHARLESWORTH, M. P. (editors).
Autobiography of Isaac Jones Wistar, 1827-1905: Half a Century in War and Peace.
WISTAR, Isaac Jones.
Penguin Modern Poets 13.
BUKOWSKI, Charles, LAMANTIA, Philip, and NORSE, Harold.
Absalom, Absalom!
FAULKNER, William.
Golden Key: A Study of the Fiction of George MacDonald.
WOLFF, Robert Lee.
Timing Devices: Poems.
Cambridge Ancient History: Volume VIII: Rome and the Mediterranean, 218 – 133 B.C.
COOK, S. A., ADCOCK, F. E., and CHARLESWORTH, M. P. (editors).
Cambridge Ancient History: Volume IX: The Roman Republic, 133 – 44 B.C.
COOK, S. A., ADCOCK, F. E., and CHARLESWORTH, M. P. (editors).
Cambridge Ancient History: Volume V: Athens, 478 – 401 B.C.
BURY, J. B., COOK, S. A., and ADCOCK, F. E. (editors).
Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems.
Collected Poems: 1957-1982.
BERRY, Wendell.
Cambridge Ancient History: Volume X: The Augustan Empire, 44 B.C. – A.D. 70.
COOK, S. A., ADCOCK, F. E., and CHARLESWORTH, M. P. (editors).
Cambridge Ancient History: Volume III: The Assyrian Empire.
BURY, J. B., COOK, S. A., and ADCOCK, F. E. (editors).
Cambridge Ancient History: Volume XII: The Imperial Crisis and Recovery, A.D. 193 – 324.
COOK, S. A., ADCOCK, F. E., CHARLESWORTH, M. P., and BAYNES, N. H. (editors).
Cambridge Ancient History: Volume VI: Macedon, 401 – 301 B.C.
BURY, J. B., COOK, S. A., and ADCOCK, F. E. (editors).
Cambridge Ancient History: Volume XI: The Imperial Peace, A.D. 70 – 192.
COOK, S. A., ADCOCK, F. E., and CHARLESWORTH, M. P. (editors).
Run in the Fam’ly.
Dear Judas and Other Poems.
JEFFERS, Robinson.
Thoreau: A Naturalist’s Liberty.
To the Girls and Boys: Being the Delightful, Little-Known Letters of Thomas Jefferson to and from His Children and Grandchildren.
Michel Foucault.
ERIBON, Didier.
House in the Country.
Crystal Spirit: A Study of George Orwell.
Curiosities of Food or the Dainties and Delicacies of Different Nations Obtained from the Animal Kingdom.
SIMMONDS, Peter Lund.
Flame of Life: An Interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount.
High Tension: The Recollections of Hugh Baillie.
Early German Philosophy: Kant and His Predecessors.
BECK, Lewis White.
Plundered Kitchens, Empty Wombs: Threatened Reproduction and Identity in the Cameroon Grassfields.
Exploding: The Highs, Hits, Hype, Heroes, and Hustlers of the Warner Music Group.
CORNYN, Stan with SCANLON, Paul.
Slavery and Jeffersonian Virginia.
Eichmann Kommandos.
MUSMANNO, Michael A.
Benny Hill Story.
SMITH, John.
In High Places.
HASTON, Dougal.
Duchess of Bloomsbury Street.
HANFF, Helene.
Achilles’ Choice: Examples of Modern Tragedy.
LENSON, David.
Well of the Silent Harp: A Novel of the Life and Loves of Robert Burns.
BARKE, James.
Ruthless Yeomen: Bridges Over Time, Book II.
ANAND, Valerie.
Women at Point Sur and Other Poems.
JEFFERS, Robinson.
Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
ORWELL, George.
New Item
Watcher & Other Stories.
Narrow Escape.
MARTIN, Faith.
No Night Without Stars.
NORTON, Andre.
Mortal Mischief: Volume One of the Liebermann Papers.
TALLIS, Frank.
Ticktock and Jim.
Emily Dickinson Year Book.
Two-Person Game Theory: The Essential Ideas.
River Runs Through It.
MACLEAN, Norman.
Come to the Castle!: A Visit to a Castle in Thirteenth-Century England.
ASHMAN, Linda.
Twenty Most Favourite Songs of Burns.
WINTON, Andrew (selected and presented by).
This is Historic Britain.
Vanishing Flora: Endangered Plants Around the World.
STERMER, Dugald.
New Rooms for Old Houses: Beautiful Additions for the Traditional Home.
Maya Book of the Dead: The Ceramic Codex: The Corpus of Codex Style Ceramics of the Late Classic Period.
ROBICSEK, Francis with HALES, Donald M.
Princess Knight.
FUNKE, Cornelia.
Washi: The World of Japanese Paper.
HUGHES, Sukey.
Performance of Close-Up Magic.
BURGER, Eugene.
Night Before Christmas.
MOORE, Clement Clarke.
Style Sourcebook.
MILLER, Judith.
‘O Horrable Murder’: The Trial, Execution and Burial of King Charles I.
MCCULLY, Emily Arnold.
Mommy Doesn’t Know My Name.
WILLIAMS, Suzanne.
Brothers of the Wind.
YOLEN, Jane.
History of Greek Fire and Gunpowder.
Nigella Bites.
LAWSON, Nigella.
Rustle in the Grass.
HAWDON, Robin.
Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World.
Cradle of Life: The Discovery of Earth’s Earliest Fossils.
SCHOPF, J. William.
Elements of Integration.
BARTLE, Robert G.
Ernesto Sabato.
OBERHELMAN, Harley Dean.
November: A Play.
MAMET, David.
Traci Lords: Underneath It All.
LORDS, Traci Elizabeth.
Church Mouse.
OAKLEY, Graham.