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Travels in the Book World

Laurence and Nancy Goldstone

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Journey into the world of book collecting with the Goldstones-rediscover the joy of reading, laugh, and fall in love with books all over again.

The idea that books had stories associated with them that had nothing to do with the stories inside them was new to us. We had always valued the history, the world of ideas contained between the covers of a book or, as in the case of The Night Visitor, some special personal significance. Now, for the first time, we began to appreciate that there was a history and a world of ideas embodied by the books themselves.

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CHAPTER 1We came to book collecting because our birthdays fall eight days apart.When married people have birthdays that close together, a certain natural competitiveness develops. Or maybe it was just us. In any event, birthday week had degenerated into extravagant spending and a furious determination on the part of each to outdo the other that inevitably resulted in our squandering money that we could not afford on gifts the recipients didn’t particularly like but, because of the cost, could not admit to disliking until months, sometimes years, later.

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"Rarest of all, [Nancy] Goldstone can write. Her sentences are clean, flowing, intelligent, even arch. This Goldstone woman has a talent that you cannot buy." --Los Angeles Times Book Review

"[Lawrence Goldstone] can tell a story!" --Los Angeles Times on Rights

"No doubt about it. Nancy Bazelon Goldstone has written a very funny book." --New York Times Book Review on Trading Up

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Laurence and Nancy Goldstone

Lawrence Goldstone's first novel, Rights, won a New American Writing Award. He has written for the Advocate and teaches creative writing at New York University.

Nancy Goldstone has written articles for the New York Times, Washington Post Magazine, the Boston Herald, Lear's, the Boston Phoenix, and the New York Daily News, as well as several novels. The Goldstones live in Westport, Connecticut.

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Travels in the Book World
Laurence and Nancy Goldstone

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St. Martin's Press
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9780312207496
ISBN10: 0312207492
192 pages
$9.99

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St. Martin's Griffin
April 1998
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312187682
ISBN10: 0312187688
5 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$15.99
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