Oh for authors' photos that used to be on the backs of books. They were so styled and intriguing, compelling us to wonder about the person who created the book. Here are some great ones.
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.