Category Archives: Books and Literature

Tattered Cover Book Store

Once a year, the publishing department at work spends a day exploring as a reward for the past year’s work. Our first stop was Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver. This particular location occupies an old theater. We spent the … Continue reading

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Poor Richard’s

Poor Richard’s, in downtown Colorado Springs, is a bookstore, coffee shop, toy store and sandwich/pizza shop all in one. There’s a lot of like about the place, and a lot that made me roll my eyes. We started in the … Continue reading

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The Hermitage Antiquarian Bookshop

One of the first things I did when I moved to Colorado was search the web for good used bookstores. That’s how I found this place in downtown Denver—even though my GPS pronounced it “here-ma-tahze.” It reminded us a lot … Continue reading

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Extreme Classics

In 2001, National Geographic Adventure Magazine published a list they called Extreme Classics: The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time. Oddly, the list contained 106 books. I’d read and enjoyed a handful of them, so I decided to make … Continue reading

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Oregon

I made a quick trip to Oregon to visit a church for work. I flew out of O’Hare at 10:00 and arrived in Portland at 12:30 — after a four-and-a-half hour flight. It was cloudy for most of the trip, … Continue reading

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Highlights from Recent Reading

from Boots and Saddles: or, Life in Dakota with General Custer, by Elizabeth B. Custer An incident of our journey was an amusing illustration of the vicissitudes of Western life. In passing through Fargo, on the Northern Pacific Railroad, an … Continue reading

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Germantown

We visited the two most famous locations in Columbus’s Germantown neighborhood. The first was The Book Loft, a store built into several pre-Civil War era buildings that once contained a couple general stores, a saloon and a nickelodeon cinema. There … Continue reading

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At the Conference

The booth next to ours at the Desiring God Conference was occupied by a media company. On tables, they set out about 15 very old, very rare Bibles and other books. Most incredible of all, they were allowing people to … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff from Recent Reading

from That Distant Land, by Wendell Berry — “Miss Minnie,” Tol said, “the boy can drive. He can take us to the Fair.” And Miss Minnie said, “Oh, why didn’t we think of that before?” She thought and then added, … Continue reading

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Teddy Roosevelt’s Guide to Reading

1. “The room for choice is so limitless that to my mind it seems absurd to try to make catalogues which shall be supposed to appeal to all the best thinkers. This is why I have no sympathy whatever with … Continue reading

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