Well, the whole messing-up-the-store thing is going quite well. Pictured here are just a fraction of the 115 boxes of books we packed up in New Britain and schlepped home in a snow storm. There are 100's of art books within, as well as science, philosophy, history and some interesting literature.
In the meantime, we have also acquired a few carloads of books from the collection of a bibliophiliac karate sensei. These include 100's of books on every imaginable martial art; historical, nautical and science fiction; books on buddhism and Japanese culture and sundry other side interests. The books are, by and large, incredibly well-preserved. The paperback depicted above, we feel, would make a nice gift if you find yourself at Quentin Tarantino's next birthday party.
Welcome to the Grey Matter/Troubadour Amalgamation of Books, Hadley's #1 hard-to-find source for hard-to-find books and records. We are located just off the bike path at East St. and non-motorists get a 10% discount year-round. We have a large, constantly churned selection of scholarly, scientific and general stock, nearly all priced below their internet brethren.
And then there's the Peter Matthiessen material. We have around 1,000 books removed from the estate of the late, great novelist-naturalist-Buddhist. As you can see, it's a bit of a mix. Some of the material relates to his life and work, some belonged to his widow, and others were sent as tokens of respect from otherwise uncelebrated authors.
Hours: M,W,TH, F 10-6; SAT 11-6; SUN 12-5; Tuesday by chance (usually 11-3)