Much of my book collecting mania got spent at Acorn Bookshop that’s now going out of business. Here are a few of the treasures I found, in this tribute.
William Faulkner wrote 19 novels. Among them -- and the one everyone typically selects when they decide, for the first time, to read a Faulkner book -- is "The Sound and the Fury." But that may not be the best choice.
Sometimes the best part about collecting an author's work is the ephemera associated with it -- such as this magazine that includes a story by William Faulkner; however, when it arrived in the mail, the classic author's words were not what I read immediately. Not with Jennifer Billingsley on the cover.
On the eve of moderating a panel about book collecting, a personal reality check in that area. Plus, my Faulkner first edition (in spanish).
I went through a short period in my young life when I wrote letters to authors. A few replied, including Meta Carpenter Wilde. She had written a memoir about her love affair with William Faulkner. Here's an excerpt from her letter.