Monday, January 14, 2008

Rosenbach - The Unpublishable Memoirs

The Unpublishable Memoirs
By ASW Rosenbach
Mitchell Kennerly 1917
The Unpublishable Memoirs. (PDF file)

I have just spent the entire day reading this book online. I've never done that before, but this book was just so very interesting. These are not memoirs actually. But instead this book is a collection of short biblio-mystery stories written by ASW Rosenbach. The central character of these stories is a book collector named Robert Hooker. Every story is related to books, book collecting, and bibliography. I LOVED it. The PDF file is the first edition, the picture above is not.

Detours like this, plus the fact that I have started reading 3 different books over the weekend, and not finished any of them, AND taken time out today to read this book online. Well, I'm sort of stressing out right now. I am supposed to be looking for a job. I hate looking for jobs.


Anonymous said...

Isn't Rosenbach a fascinating bookseller? He's one of my favorites. I haven't read this particular title, but if it was good enough to make you read on a screen, then it must be good.

Good luck with the job hunt!


heather (errantdreams) said...

Urgh, looking for jobs is tough. Best of luck!