Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Ye Olde Partners Page
*A Collection of Antiquarian Curios & Relics*
"Every night I tell myself,
'I am the (K)osmos, I am the wind . . .'"
                                                                                     --Chris Bell, I am the Cosmos

Channel 13 Community Access TV Presents:  BOOK STALKERS
(Camera pans Double D's basement.  Stoner Bill and Double D are dressed from head to toe in bulky beaver costumes.)

Stoner Bill:  I would like to welcome back my good friend Doctor Delay to Book Stalkers.  We missed you, bro.  And, of course, I am Dave Thomas as The Beaver.

Double D:  (Chuckles.)  Well played, Bill, well played.  It's great to be back.  And do we have a great lineup of events coming for our fans.  Next week, famous explorer B. Traven Jr.  will be joining us with Andrea Wulf, author of The Invention of Nature (9780385350662) 30.00 to discuss the life of Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt.  This may be the biggest selling science title since Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction (9781250062185) 16.00 . . 

Stoner Bill:  I already miss her show on Comedy Central.

Double D:  (Sideways glance at Stoner Bill.)  Bill, here's something you'll appreciate.  Or it may fall under the 'Be careful what you wish for' files.  Ridley Scott is preparing a sequel to Blade Runner.  The original was based on Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (9780345404473) 15.00, but PKD's no longer with us on this plane, so we'll talk to the scriptwriter Hampton Fancher instead.    We all know that Rick Deckard was a replicant.

Stoner Bill:  No, he wasn't.  Double D, this scares me.  A sequel to my favorite movie Blade Runner may ruin the legibility of the original.

Double D:  Legacy.  Also, next week, we'll have Tavis Smiley visit to discuss his interview of Ringo Starr, formerly of The Beatles, who is promoting his new book, Photograph (9781905662333) 50.00 on Tavis' show tomorrow night.

Stoner Bill:  "Every time I see your face,  It reminds me of the places we used to go, But all I got is a photograph . . ."

Double D:  Thanks, Ringo.  Lastly, and this is Bill's big moment to shine, he will show you how to color using sample pages from Joanna Basford's upcoming Lost Ocean:  An Inky Adventure (9780143108993) 16.95.  I don't think that even Bill can screw this one up.

Stoner Bill:  Har, har.

Odds & Sods

Stoner Bill forgot to mention that New York Review Books is bringing out a 50th Anniversary Edition of John Willams' Stoner (9781590179284) 19.95 on November 3.  Unfortunately, for Bill, it has nothing to do with hippies.  Stoner just happens to be the surname of the title character . . .

The good news for Michigan bookstores is that Amazon will now have to collect the 6% sales tax for on-line purchases.  It's about time they leveled the playing field here . . .

Speaking of coloring books, we have a small amount of Fantastic Cities (9781452149578) 14.95 in stock.  This is one of the few coloring books that appeals to both genders . . .