I have talked about "The" Red and White Quilt Show before. However, I had yet to buy the book that accompanied the show. Why? Well, because the publisher's price was $60.00. Don't get me wrong, I have spent that much (and sometimes more) on books before, but I have to think about it. When this book was offered for $2 4.95 by Edward R. Hamilton Bookseller Co., a copy was finally mine. Sadly, I can't figure out how to link this with my Kindle, but you can find it easily. One thing to note is that I don't order off the net, as I get a "not secure" notice. So, I get a paper catalog and order the old fashioned way by mail and check.

Oh to have been there in person! But the book is wonderful.
My interests are far ranging when it comes to books. I also ordered the following book. It was published at $50.00 and it was offered for $4.95.

 I also got a really interesting book about English history.

It contains reproduced stereoscopic cards of village scenes, as well as a newly designed viewer that folds flat. That is a very brief description.
Hamilton offered this $60.00 book for $6.95. But the really interesting thing about this book is that one of the authors is Brian May, who is a founding member of the rock band Queen - he is a guitar player and vocalist. He made his guitar , by the way. Not only that, but he has a PHD in astrophysics. I am not making this stuff up, although it probably sounds like it! He also has an asteroid named after him, as well as a species of damselfly, due to his work to preserve animal species. He got interested in stereoscopes in the 1970's. He designed the one included with the book.
All this goes to show you that you can't judge a book by its cover. Pun intended.
Till next time.........

Edit:  Forgot to mention that the shipping and handling charge when you order by mail is $3.50  no matter how many books you order. I think it is slightly higher for net orders.


Karen said…
Thanks for the info. I did not know about this book seller.
I love my Red & WHite book. Thank you for the head's up on the Brian May book. I will order it today.

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