Book Collection Update: Four Rambling Men and a Lady

My bibliomania is on high when a book fair is nearing and I usually do some “warm up”  trips to local bookstores to get in the mood for the great hunt. The results from my favorite used books stores here in San Francisco–Green Apple Books, SF Public Library’s Reader’s Book Store at Fort Mason and…

Antiquarian Book Fairs and Collecting

I’m a book person. I am surrounded by books and book related businesses. This has led me to become a casual collector of antiquarian books. Casual meaning I am not seeking to aquire every book in my chosen subjects. I buy a book when I come across one that I want and can afford.  So…

Noir Films Set in San Francisco 

Ah, the holidays are over, no more false cheer and shiny baubles, life is back to “noirmal.” Instead of glad rags and magpie trinkets, I got this great book: San Francisco Noir by Nathaniel Rich. Published in 2005 by The Little Bookworm, New York. More about the book. There are over 40 movies to choose from in…