"Book love, my friends, is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most
perfect pleasure that God has prepared for his creatures. It lasts when
all other pleasures fade. It will support you when all other recreations
are gone. It will last until your death. It will make your hours
pleasant to you as long as you live."
have been fortunate enough to follow our love of books over the past 30 years,
enjoying the search for the rare volume that is someone's dream, and placing it
in that person's hand.
had been attending Science Fiction conventions in the New England area and
beyond since 1985. While strolling through the dealers' rooms and finding
prizes and treasures, we found ourselves thinking "We could do
started with my collection of original Star Trek memorabilia, and soon found
ourselves spotting worthwhile books at antique stores, flea markets, library
sales, yard sales, and used bookstores.
found that book dealing was a hobby our whole family enjoyed. Right now we
concentrate on Science Fiction and Fantasy, but we've branched a bit into other
of our most pleasant discoveries was the camaraderie among the book dealers at
conventions. Everyone was helpful and supportive. One dealer
mentioned that she enjoyed watching our daughter Becky grow from a toddler to a
young lady through the years.
one of our first conventions, another book dealer offered these words of wisdom,
"If I'd spent the weekend digging ditches, I would have done less work for more
money. But I wouldn't have had as much fun!"
that we are both retired, we no longer deal at conventions, but we still attend
as many as we can. Our books are still available online at the Advanced
Book Exchange at
Eyrie House Books.
Also, we are now into Art! We will be taking our creative pieces to local
conventions. Please see the photos on our Art page
come back and visit.
and Beverly Rudeen