In the past six months I’ve purchased three books that will serve as manuals for my work over the next year or so. They were also purchased from my three (current) favorite bookstores. Details below.
Maps and Diagrams, by F. J. Monkhouse and H. R. Wilkinson. 1972 edition, published by Methuen & Co’s University Paperbacks imprint in the United Kingdom. Purchased from The Monkey’s Paw, a phenomenal used and collectable book and ephemera store in Toronto, Ontario.
Peacetime Uses of Atomic Energy, by Martin Mann. 1957 first edition, published by the Thomas Crowell Company, New York. Purchased at Alias Books East, in Los Angeles’ Atwater Village. Pro tip: get a breakfast burrito at Tacos Villa Corona a few doors down and then walk it off browsing (and buying) at Alias.
From Bauhaus to Our House, by Tom Wolfe. 1981 second hardback printing, published by Farrar Straus Giroux, New York. Purchased from the best used bookstore in New York City, Mast Books, on Avenue A.