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Up, Up, and Away!

Up, Up, and Away!

B Street Books is moving to the cloud! On June 9, B Street Books will close its physical store in downtown Russellville and move to a completely online shop. We will still have the same great selection of used books and comics and the same great prices. And most importantly, we will have the same great personal service that you have enjoyed in our Russellville store. We have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the downtown Russellville community, participating in events like Art Walk, Fall Fest, Merry and Bright, and others. And we hope to continue to do that when we...

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Classics Illustrated

Classics Illustrated

Publisher Albert Lewis Kanter released a series of comic books based on classic books. When the series began in 1941, it was entitled Classic Comics, the series became Classics Illustrated in 1947. The art quality varies greatly, but some of it is quite lovely. Take a look at some of the covers featured in this video. Classics Illustrated are highly collectible, but since they were in continuous printing over the years, it can be confusing to determine when a particular comic book was published and therefore its value. king-collect does a good job of explaining how to determine publish date in this article.  If...

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Book Tasting: Russellville Depot Turns 100

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Book Tasting: Russellville Depot Turns 100

On May 27, the Russellville Depot will be celebrating its 100th anniversary with Reunion Round the Rails. This week, I thought I would feature two books that take an intimate look at American history around the time that the Depot was built.  American Home Life, 1880-1930: A Social History of Spaces and Services edited by Jessica H. Foy ad Thomas J. Schlereth. American Home Life explores aspects of the American home and its changes during that era, with essays on topics such as the decline of the parlor, children in the home, the home library, home-based pastimes, gardens, and keeping house. This book may contain...

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Book Tasting: Pseudonyms

Book Tasting: Pseudonyms

This week, I thought I would explore a few books that involve pseudonyms in some way. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith. The Silkworm is the second in a series about Cormoran Strike, a private detective. A novelist goes missing and his wife calls in Strike to find him. Turns out the novelist has been murdered. Critics call it absorbing, fast-paced, and entertaining. The Silkworm and The Cuckoo’s Calling (the first novel in the series) were written by J.K. Rowling. Rowling said by writing as Robert Galbraith, she hoped to “go back to the beginning of a writing career in this...

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Book Tasting: Book Club Reads

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Book Tasting: Book Club Reads

This weeks Book Tasting . . . some fun, thoughtful reads for your book club.   Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, 2008. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and named one of the best books of the year by a whole bunch of publications, Olive Kitteridge is the story (actually 13 integrated stories) of a retired school teacher in a small Maine town. The New Yorker says “Strout animates the ordinary with astonishing force. . . . [She] makes us experience not only the terrors of change but also the terrifying hope that change can bring: she plunges us into these...

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