That Sounds Strange, huh?…
It actually is sort of a strange circumstance. For a dozen years Sheldon McArther owned North by Northwest Books and Antiques. And Shelly is a picker extraordinaire. Especially with books and glassware. And he knows something has value when he sees it.
So much of the extra books and stuff he found over the years ended up in this large back room of the bookstore in boxes and then when he sold the store to his manager, she cleared out stuff she didn’t want to carry in the store and stuffed it in the back room as well.
It was impossible to even go in that room, it was so jammed when we bought the store. So slowly, over the last four months, I’ve been working on digging pathways through the back room as I have a spare hour or two in the afternoons. (There is still a large area I haven’t reached yet. Not kidding.)
So far every time I have gone back there I have found amazing stuff. Signed books, old collectable stuff of all sorts.
This afternoon I was back there for an hour. I moved out five large boxes stuffed with antique medical bottles. (We have thousands on display, and I do mean thousands, plus all sorts of antique medical stuff, including a Civil War doctor’s medical bag with all the instruments in it. That one is under glass.)
So today I also found something for my own marble collection. I found the bottom of a Victorian stool leg, brass, claw, with a marble in the claw. Nifty. Goes right into my marble collection. Those things are tough to find.
And I found an entire original package, with original printing on the package, of WWI era postcards. From Germany. 100 postcards in the packet, all in stunning shape, all with different photos of different scenes in WWI post Germany including POW camps and reconstruction.
Where Shelly found that I have no idea. I will ask him. But what a find. It will hit eBay at some point very soon through one of our Pop Culture stores.
So finding treasures in my own back room, and having a blast doing it. Go figure.
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Depth #3: Research
Class #2 Jan 2nd Author Voice
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Class #4 Jan 2nd Writing into the Dark
Class #5 Jan 2nd Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #6 Jan 2nd Think Like a Publisher
Class #7 Jan 3nd Depth in Writing
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