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New: Gilbert Gottfried – Rubber Balls and Liquor

Tuesday seems like a nice day for a dirty joke, doesn’t it? And what else would you expect from Gilbert Gottfried? According to publisher: Part memoir, part twisted social commentary, part scratches on the bathroom wall, Rubber Balls and Liquor is Gilbert Gottfried’s hilarious first-ever book. In the early 1970’s, as our nation’s youth railed against every conceivable societal norm,… Read more

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New Books from NOBS

I have to admit NOBS is one of the funniest acronyms ever. It stands for Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society and they sponsor the annual Akron Antiquarian Book Fair. The fair has become a pilgrimage of sorts for me and a couple of good friends and I always come home with some great stuff. It’s worth the price of admission just… Read more

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I am in mourning…

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, my favorite local bookstore, is closing its doors. I imagine that its hard to keep such an amazing space open in the days of Amazon and eReaders.  But Joseph-Beth!  This place drew in some amazing authors – I met writers, celebrities, and book lovers of all sorts.  I went to book signings, book clubs and midnight Harry Potter… Read more