Monday, January 28, 2008

Tales from the Book Snake

As referenced here previously, my wife's Uncle David wrote a book about his life in book collecting, called Memoirs of a Book Snake: Forty Years of Seeking and Saving Old Books. The term "book snake" was a malapropism from the wife of one of his book and magic friends, who was attempting the term "book worm." (The book and magic guy was Jay Marshall, profiled here.)

Now, the in-laws' e-mail hotline is circulating what David has written for the Caxton Club of Chicago, a century-old society of bibliophiles, about the book snaking of his father and grandfather, my wife's grandfather and great-grandfather, which are the first seven pages of this edition of the Journal of the Caxton Club.

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