Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Our Latest Catalog-



It’s June and the Book Elves have discovered the local neighborhood “anyone can play” soccer team. They've become quite dedicated, although some of us believe that their sudden enthusiasm for team sports has more to do with the apr├Ęs-game beer & pizza parties than a love for the great outdoors & athleticism.

But before they went up on Netflix and rented “Soccer Hooliganism For Dummies”, the Book Elves finished our latest catalog-

"Catalog 324 – Recent Acquisitions for July, 2009” , contains 110 books and catalogs on the decorative and fine arts, architecture, trades, design, and related topics.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Home Again-

A week at the beach was a welcome break, even if the early June weather was a bit chilly, but it all left me with one burning, unanswered question- what's the difference between flotsam and jetsam, and can you have one without the other?


Monday, June 01, 2009

Oh. Well, That's innocent Enough.

Here's a rather frightening series of illustrations from a 19th century French inventor's magazine I just bought-

Now, I'm not sure what this looks like to you,
but I know what it looks like to me-



ok, yeah, this is what I thought the next step would be...



please please please please don't show what comes next.

oops. Oh.



It's just a roll of paper advertisements
to be read by passersby.

I'm not sure whether this makes me happy or sad...