September 26th, 2007

Who would discard these priceless treasures?

Volunteers sorting through books for a public library book sale came across a rare find: a single, leatherbound volume containing a first edition of Lydia Maria Child's 1833 book, An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called African, and an 1840 second edition of The Slave: Memoirs of Archy Moore. Liza Holzinger, coordinator of the Bethlehem (PA) Area Public Library book sale, told reporters she couldn't believe what landed on her desk.



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This is MY town they're talking about

It doesn't make any sense, but I feel all prideful when I read this NY Times article about how Portland is such a great place for food and wine and beer. Twenty years ago I knew plenty of food folks because I worked at Natures, and a lot of the smaller restaurant chefs shopped with us. (Now many of those same folks from Natures are behind New Seasons, a really great local chain.)

But I haven't been a foodie myself for about 12 years, coinciding with the appearance of a certain someone who used to only want to be at restaurants with corn dogs, and now is a vegetarian who doesn't like vegetables, making choosing a restaurant even more interesting.



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