To the Editor:
I'm glad you're still publishing the Book Source Magazine website (and) look forward to viewing the new rendition. I thought of the following as I was searching the Morgan website again. Maybe it will be of interest: https://printingmuseum.org/collections/
I'm still recovering from surgery and hope to visit the Printing Museum before I leave this area of Texas. The summer heat was merciless and it has been a difficult couple of years.
I am alone this Christmas and your email means a great deal to me. Thank you for remembering me -- I hope you and yours have a pleasant Christmas Season, and that the Season will continue throughout the year.
For my Christmas gift, I purchased a copy of The Mirror Of The Library by Konstantinos Staikos, Oak Knoll Press 2006. 52pp. You might find it a rewarding read. "Limited to 900 numbered copies of which this is one of 700 printed by hand at the Kotinos Press in Athens, Greece. Issued in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of Oak Knoll and containing a biographical introduction by Robert Fleck."
I recently supplied a doctor with BSM's website information to assist his family in the sale of his father's books. His father, whose life was spent in a profession, was diagnosed with dementia. During his father's retirement he had amassed a collection of many thousands of children's books. A library was built within his house for their accumulation and protection. The complete set of Tom Swift first edition with djs was recently sold by one of the auction houses appearing on your site for more than expected. The presence of BSM ... and its contributors continues to indirectly influence others who might not be knowledgeable or aware of the significance and importance of books and “the book world” – especially in a world dominated by computers. His father's display of intellect and interest in preserving a small corner of the book world for the benefit of others showed a great deal of integrity. This was important to me as a bibliophile.
My kind regards and best wishes in the New Year.