40th Anniversary Raffle!

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To show our appreciation to everyone who has passed through the Book House over these 40 years, we’ve decided to raffle off some cool sets and things for book (and Book House!) lovers. We’ll be collecting entries at the shop and below, and announcing the winners on the last day of our Anniversary Sale.

Winner will be chosen on
Sunday, August 21st


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Have a look at the items that could be yours–if you’re lucky!

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11th Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica (1911)

29 quarto volumes. Green cloth boards, gilt top-edge. Articles by eminent early 20th century scholarly all-stars such as Edmund Gosse, J. B. Bury, Algernon Charles Swinburne, John Muir, Peter Kropotkin, T. H. Huxley, James Hopwood Jeans and William Michael Rossetti. Fill your mind (and probably a few shelves) with a classic in the transmission of knowledge.

My Book House 12 volume set (1937)

Educator and editor Olive Beaupré Miller’s magnum opus. The beloved set has been passed down between generations for nearly 100 years. This set came from Samantha’s grandmother’s attic.

Correlating research in child development of the times, with a wide scope of children’s literary classics, Miller created an enduring standard of progressive stories, tailored to children of different ages. As stated in the forward, her goal was to “help parents have a finer, happier relationship with their children”, and provide for children:

1)”To be well equipped for life, to have ideas and the ability to express them, the child needs a broad background of familiarity with the best in literature”;
2) “Second, that stories and rhymes must be selected with care that he may absorb no distorted view of life and its actual values, but may grow up to be mentally clear about values and emotionally impelled to seek what is truly desirable and worthwhile in human living”.
3) “Third, that the stories and rhymes selected must be graded to the child’s understanding at different periods of his growth, graded as to vocabulary, as to subject matter and as to complexity of structure and plot.”

The set is as timeless as the treasury of stories it contains.

“Entropy” by Thomas Pynchon (1983)

16-page pamphlet published by Trystero, of Troy Town. Two pages of photo illustrations. “Imprimed by derangement with the jittery hexecrators of Maxwell Demon Gent. and are to be sold at the sign of the Post Horn in Echo Court.” A scarce edition of Pynchonian weirdness.

Book House Throwback Logo T-Shirt

Three Giveaway Items in a choice of four colors

The classic, old-school Book House logo on a high-quality fitted crew T-Shirt (60/40 combed ring-spun cotton/polyester). Available in four colors–cardinal red, olive green, indigo blue, and cream. Printed by our Dinkytown buddies, Underground Printing. We’re giving away three of these beauties!





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