Some of the books damaged by fire and water The extent of the devastation at Cosmo Books stunned not only owner Robert Downie but also firefighters who managed to prevent Wednesday’s blaze from spreading to other units in the industrial area. Mr Downie is committed to rebuilding the business, saying
Courtesy of the Vancouver Downtown Association website. Getting into Birdhouse Books feels a bit like magic. The Used Bookstore, located in Vancouver’s downtown arts district, specializes in selling used and antique books. Owned by Sarah Summerhill and Lucas Gubala, it is one of Vancouver’s newest businesses. The boutique officially opened
On the bustling main street of Insa-dong – which once symbolized traditional Korean culture, but now teeming with souvenir shops – visitors casually pass a store that contains centuries-old treasures. Tongmunkwan, South Korea’s oldest bookstore, keeps its door closed most of the time. Front of Tongmunkwan (Park Hyun-koo / The
The books that were seen thrown in the back of a truck outside the Franciscan Convent in Valletta had “no particular value,” said the man who ordered their removal. “The general content of the books was religious in nature. They have no particular value. They are neither Melitensia nor of
A man has been convicted of possession of 67 stolen antique books, including a very rare King James Bible. Andrew Shannon (51) has been charged with illegally handling books from the Carton House library in Kildare, the historic seat of the FitzGerald family. The books, including a 1660 edition of
Joseph Ziemba is proof of the old adage: “One man’s waste is another’s treasure. In the age of electronic books, Ziemba searches for old books with broken bindings and soiled pages and restores them in his workshop at Saint-Luke Episcopal Church. “I’m the old bookbinder in the attic,” Ziemba sneered.