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Member: paugust

CollectionsYour library (606)


TagsChildren's (177), Fiction (157), Poetry (71), Trains (49), Short Stories (31), Railroads (22), 1950's (21), Spirituality (15), Christmas (14), Cookbooks (14) — see all tags

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About meI write. Therefore I am. I have published my poetry and short stories, once worked as the poetry editor of the Cream City Review, a national literary magazine, and used to write a column for North Western Lines, a Railroad National Historical Society Magazine. I have a novel in the works, but hey, who the hell doesn't. I'm also broke and in debt up to my eyeballs. But that's the american way, right?

I now own Xenith Booksellers, LLC in Milwaukee, WI. I have 800 sq ft and 11,000 titles for sale, and all are also online.

About my libraryRebuilding it after selling all my books at a garage sale many years ago. Just bought 32,000 books from a used bookstore that lost its lease. Gonna cherry pick the ones I want to keep and sell the rest. Just begun listing them. So so many boxes...

GroupsBBC Radio 3 Listeners, MyPeopleConnection Book Clubs, Poetry Fool

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Kim Theresa Addonizio, Margaret Atwood, Nick Bantock, Josh Bell, Aimee Bender, Elizabeth Berg, T.C. Boyle, Charles Bukowski, Italo Calvino, Raymond Carver, Michael Chabon, Billy Collins, Joe Coomer, e. e. cummings, Carol Ann Duffy, T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tess Gallagher, Jack Gilbert, Edward Gorey, Ernest Hemingway, Nick Hornby, Shirley Jackson, Milan Kundera, Anne Lamott, Dorianne Laux, Harper Lee, Gabriel García Márquez, Carson McCullers, Herman Melville, Walter Mosley, Alice Munro, Pablo Neruda, Audrey Niffenegger, Flannery O'Connor, Grace Paley, Marge Piercy, Sylvia Plath, Annie Proulx, Rainer Maria Rilke, Tom Robbins, J. D. Salinger, Anne Sexton, Anita Shreve, Gerald Stern, Lao Tzu, Bill Watterson, Walt Whitman, William Butler Yeats (Shared favorites)


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Real namePaul

LocationWauwatosa, Wisconsin (Near Milwaukee)

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Member sinceJul 10, 2006

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So many boxes so little time! --If I lived a little closer I would offer to come over and help you! (though as you may suspect I would have an ulterior motive) I love second hand books especially hardback classic's they sometimes have a story in their own right. I hope your shop is doing well.
The coast is Monhegan Island, my hometown. Beautiful, huh? Love your collection of books!
Does your store have a bricks 'n' mortar presence yet? The Internet is so very...Internetty.
Hi there!

We share a very interesting bunch of books in common. What fun it is to be a collector, eh? :]

I just have to say after reading your profile that my heart breaks with sympathy for you having to sell all your books at a garage sale! What horror to lose such friends in books all at once like that.. however, to be able to rescue 32,000 books from a store going under and savor the most delectable ones for yourself is a rare treasure, indeed!

Happy hunting & much good luck on your dreams coming true by opening your own bookstore!

If you don't like couldn't you just buy scanning software like collectorz and then upload them to abebooks? not sure if abebooks charges to have a storefront, but they really are a wonderful site. I buy from them at least once a day.

Just a thought.

Sounds like heaven. I think there's nothing better in the world than going through stacks of boxes. Let me know when you get your store together and I can be your first customer. Good luck and happy hunting.

ouch. I'm dying of envy here...
I don't think there's enough storage space in Wauwatosa - you might have to annex West Allis. :) Our books in common suggest we may have little girls around the same age. Welcome from a fellow Midwesterner (I'm a SoCal transplant)!
You bought 25,000!? I'm salivating already. Good luck entering them. I am still entering and trying to get them all tagged. You're right, it's addicting. I love this site. Happy librarythinging

hi sweet thang.... :)
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