Everyone should run right out (or get yourself to your favorite online bookseller) to order my friend Lynn Peril’s new book Swimming in the Steno Pool: A Retro Guide to Making It in the Office. Mine just arrived in the mail and I can’t wait to dive into the steno pool! Lynn’s a fellow advice-book-collector and […]
Just a reminder that I’ll be doing a book talk and signing at the Enoch Pratt Light Street Branch, 1251 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland, at 3:00 pm this Saturday, April 16th. From the blurb: “Learn how a thrift-store purchase and part-time hobby led to a column in the London Times, the publication of her book, and […]
In previous years, I’ve picked up some good used book finds at the Stone Ridge Book Sale. The event returns this weekend, in Bethesda, Maryland. That Monday $10 a bag sale is particularly enticing ~ if the government ends up furloughing this weekend I’ll have some extra time on my hands, anyway!
I’ve got this pretty beat up book from 1891 called The Business Manual; A Complete Guide in all Mercantile and Legal Transactions and Reference Book for Every Day Use (well used during it’s time, I presume). It covers a wide variety of topics, from how to measure coal, to how to make an ice chest. […]