August 17, 2023

More Places to Visit Lightholder Books in Person!

By Jane Liddle

I’ve had the pleasure of sharing exciting news all summer for Lightholder Books. This past month I’ve expanded my booth at the Newburgh Vintage Emporium Warehouse, signed on as a vendor at Hyde Park Antiques Center where I now have two cases of literature, and put down a deposit at the Red Owl Collective in Kingston, where I’ll put in a booth mid-September. I’m so excited to have more locations in the Hudson Valley where people can shop for the vintage and rare books I curate. All this expansion means that, for the first time, my inventory is a little thin, which I know is very much a temporary problem. I’ve taken about fifty books off the website, and will probably take off more to stock the booth in Kingston. This has led me to rethink what I want the online store to be. Since I have to stock all of these physical locations, I’m going to focus the online store on a few areas: short story collections, vintage and rare editions that are on the pricey side (or risk being stolen in a physical place), and vintage literature by women. I’m particularly interested in expanding my selection of women in translation. I still plan to list 10-15 new books every Tuesday. If you see a book in a booth or case on Instagram or TikTok that you’re interested in, or were eyeing a book that’s no longer on my site, shoot me an email and we’ll work something out.

               I’ve had a very V. Sackville West summer, first acquiring a collection from an auction, then stumbling on a collection at a library sale, then finally buying a collection off ebay, even though I rarely source from there. I’ve listed some of these titles already, but there will be more in the coming weeks. Also coming up are a couple of rare Ezra Pounds, a Patricia Highsmith box set, and a signed Thomas Mann. Are you a Kay Boyle fan? Because she’ll be coming up a lot in the fall.

Thank you all for your support. Happy reading!


1 comment

  • Judy on December 29, 2023

    So proud of you. Hope all your hard work is successful. enjoy

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