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mmmm….Do You Smell That? Take A DEEP Breathe…. :)

So…chemists at University College in London investigated¬† the odor of books and have concluded that “old books release hundreds of volatile organic compounds into the air from the paper.” Okay. I get that. Well, the lead scientist has described the … Continue reading

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What’s Going on in Otter Creek Used Books?

Sitting in my rearranged front room sipping some ice tea (Oolong) from Stoneleaf Tea House, my courtyard neighbor and settling myself down to write. It’s been awhile since I’ve added anything. I’ll post pictures soon of the new room arrangement. … Continue reading

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2012 VABA Book Fair Angst

I finally agreed to participate in the upcoming Vermont Antiquarian Book Fair. Great but I’m kinda worried about what books to bring.¬† I started pulling books off shelves and filling up boxes then started seconding guessing myself. I put them … Continue reading

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Even Cowgirls and Used Bookstore Ladies Get the Blues

Yea. When I add a new post I’m in a good mood. Today not so much. And I thought I would post about it because, well, frankly it isn’t always peaches & cream in a used bookstore. Granted, one can … Continue reading

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For the Love of Used Books

Last month I hosted a small group of VABA members who also have a storefront with regular hours. As opposed to just selling inventory online from home. We all have books we sell online but we are dedicated to maintaining … Continue reading

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And the Word of the Week is…

Karma.¬† Well, actually that was last week’s word. Because of Karma’s sake I won’t go into why it was the word of the week. Best to leave things like that alone. Things, situations, people. Alone. Did you know books also … Continue reading

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2012! Otterly Fantastic!

I am so excited about 2012 with all the changes that have happened here in the store. For one, the new location. I am very happy here in Middlebury’s Marble Work area. Just a few steps from Main Street. Not … Continue reading

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I Made It!

I’m here! I’m finally all moved out from the old space and trying to get settled in the new space. I’m now in the get-the-books-up-on-the-shelves mode. So many boxes! So many books! So much fun! Truly! Stop by and check … Continue reading

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