Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World (Hardcover)

Travels in the Book World

By Lawrence Goldstone, Nancy Goldstone

St. Martin's Press, 9780312156824, 192pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1997



Journey into the world of book collecting with the Goldstones-rediscover the joy of reading, laugh, and fall in love with books all over again.

The idea that books had stories associated with them that had nothing to do with the stories inside them was new to us. We had always valued the history, the world of ideas contained between the covers of a book or, as in the case of The Night Visitor, some special personal significance. Now, for the first time, we began to appreciate that there was a history and a world of ideas embodied by the books themselves.

About the Author

Lawrence Goldstone's first novel, "Rights, "won a New American Writing Award. He has written for the "Advocate "and teaches creative writing at New York University.

Nancy Goldstone has written articles for the "New York Times, Washington Post Magazine, "the "Boston Herald, Lear's, "the "Boston Phoenix, "and the "New York Daily News, "as well as several novels. The Goldstones live in Westport, Connecticut.

Praise For Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World

"Rarest of all, [Nancy] Goldstone can write. Her sentences are clean, flowing, intelligent, even arch. This Goldstone woman has a talent that you cannot buy." --Los Angeles Times Book Review

"[Lawrence Goldstone] can tell a story!" --Los Angeles Times on Rights

"No doubt about it. Nancy Bazelon Goldstone has written a very funny book." --New York Times Book Review on Trading Up