Sunday, August 3, 2008

Stewardship - The Hogwarts Headmasters

At our Comic Con booth, several patrons asked: "where are all the Little Golden Books?" Those items and other gems in the areas of children's books and illustration that were near us last year are from the stellar offerings of our good friends Cliff and Barb Erickson of To and Again Books. Cliff and Barb have often exhibited near us at Comic Con and the Pasadena Book Fair, but moved to Maine, so they missed Comic Con this year (they were at Pasadena this last June).

Cliff and Barb are our contemporaries in age and in many interests, but when it comes to skill, experience, and just plain magic as book dealers and collectors, they are our Hogwarts Headmasters. And let's not forget Barb's legendary Christmas parties, with all the decorations and home-made delights! Wistful sigh... those lucky Moose in Maine!!!

If you are looking for the very best source on the planet for rare and out of print children's books, let me share this secret with you:

Cliff and Barb don't have an open shop or a website. Their location is a version of platform 9 and 3/4, but I have their permission to share it with you here. They are in the League of our League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Ladies, and then some! And hopefully they will be back to Comic Con again with us soon.

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