Galleton Book Distribution Agency

For all of you book lovers out there, check out the Galleton Book Distribution Agency for your rare book needs. You know the Irish and their love of books! Surely you will find someting that piques your interest!
I was thankful that they searched me out and put me in contact with a fan of Alexander Carson. The benefits of the Internet age (and vices I might add) are astounding!
This link, on how to care for your books, is especially helpful.
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2 responses to “Galleton Book Distribution Agency

  1. Anonymous

    Ian, thanks for posting those links!

    From the book care advise: “Keep food, drink and smoke away from your books”

    What about those of us who love finding an occasional dried-out snack in our reading? Imagine how much dried Lasagna one could scrape from the pages of a heavily used Calvin commentary set in a time of famine!!! :) :)

    I usually justify my sometimes poor care of my books with the idea that poorly treated books that are read may be better than pristine books that aren’t read, although the question of whether a book is read or not becomes irrelevant when a collection is passed on to someone else.

    As one who frequently gets books second hand (ie. Ebay, Title Trader, etc.), I think Coffee stains are the biggest culprit overall. The copy of “Dust of Death” I got came drenched in some sort of perfume/cologne. I take it that it must have been a major improvement on what it previously smelled like.

  2. Ian

    It’s funny, with some books, I have no problem if they get beat up or coffe stained. Others, like my commentaries by Calvin, I try to keep in good condition. But I think it’s more because the paper is a nice, thin paper.
    Books are meant to be read, so however one gets the best reading is how it should be handled.
    I had a friend once who was so crazy with keeping his books in good condition, that he would only open it so wide that the spine wouldn’t bend. I honestly don’t know how he enjoyed reading, because the way he did was ridiculous.
    He hated lending books too.

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