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escorial
February 6th, 2018, 09:20 PM
I like buying used books which have things written inside..
Makes me wonder how they ended up in used book stores..
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sas
February 6th, 2018, 09:25 PM
I like buying used books which have things written inside..
Makes me wonder how they ended up in used book stores..
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So glad you said you like those books. Me, too. Probably because I write inside mine; or, make a notation of some kind....exclamation point; smiley face; frown; or, write a note to my granddaughters about what I think, just in case they find it. I know the book will probably end up tossed into a garage sale they hold,unopened.

escorial
February 6th, 2018, 09:41 PM
I was talking to the guy who owns the bookshop today an he often goes to places where people want to sell a lifetime of books after the collector died..sum a few books an others stacked high and wide...sad in away but the book lives on...a bit corney but I luv to read them...to me there artworks and I would like to cut them out an make a piece of art but I just can't do it...

sas
February 6th, 2018, 10:20 PM
I was talking to the guy who owns the bookshop today an he often goes to places where people want to sell a lifetime of books after the collector died..sum a few books an others stacked high and wide...sad in away but the book lives on...a bit corney but I luv to read them...to me there artworks and I would like to cut them out an make a piece of art but I just can't do it...

You want to cut out what's written in books & make an artistic piece? I really like that idea.

escorial
February 7th, 2018, 08:50 AM
Yeah...just paste them on a board an frame it...

sas
February 7th, 2018, 12:18 PM
Yeah...just paste them on a board an frame it...

Those words are much like graffiti. Maybe you can paint an appropriate background for them. Hmmmm.

escorial
March 6th, 2018, 08:42 PM
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-xXx-
March 6th, 2018, 11:02 PM
if you have a digital photo,
you can print on many materials.
or
you can import the images,
and create any kind of composition
you want.
remember those mosaics of photos
that made a larger image?
you could totally do that, esc!
:)

escorial
March 6th, 2018, 11:52 PM
Im putting all the books with written dedications on a separate shelf and hopefully I will come across a book I once owned in a used bookstore an the shelf or pile will be complete

escorial
May 16th, 2018, 05:32 PM
Bought this for a quid in a brick brac shop..from 1971 an close to were I was brought up..so I'm gonna put a stamp an send it back...they might be dead or not

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escorial
May 18th, 2018, 04:30 PM
Left my message at new Lennon Yoko exhibit....

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SilverMoon
May 19th, 2018, 05:57 PM
Like your stamp at the exhibit.

A curious signature from one of my secondhand books: Hawthorn's " House of Green Gables" . No connection I could find related to its publishing. Very well just might be the owner's elegant signature w/ crow quill pen

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escorial
May 20th, 2018, 01:41 AM
luv u silver

TuesdayEve
May 20th, 2018, 03:04 AM
What a great idea, I never thought of sending it back.

TuesdayEve
May 20th, 2018, 03:09 AM
The signature is art. Calligraphy is one of my favorite
artforms. I’m especially facinated with Arabic. The lines
are so fluid and graceful.

escorial
May 20th, 2018, 01:32 PM
luv u TE

SilverMoon
May 20th, 2018, 07:13 PM
luv u silver

Haven't heard that in a long time, esc. Thank you!


The signature is art. Calligraphy is one of my favorite
artforms. I’m especially facinated with Arabic. The lines
are so fluid and graceful.

I'm right there with you, Tues. It certainly is an art. Ah, writing in general seems to be a dying art. It seems I only write out bills these days.

And congratulations! A new Forum Moderator. Now, you know what I've always wondered goes on behind that curious curtain. Very happy for you~

escorial
May 23rd, 2018, 07:18 PM
Bought a few with address I can post back..one is 1965 an the other 1980 I think
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TuesdayEve
May 24th, 2018, 02:54 AM
Love the castle, it looks one I saw while watching the
royal carriage ride after the wedding Saturday morning.
Looking forward to taking castle tours throughout
Ireland, Scottland, England and Whales one day.

escorial
May 24th, 2018, 07:16 AM
Don't forget the castles in the sky TE..

escorial
May 31st, 2018, 06:58 PM
Few more to send back
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escorial
June 12th, 2018, 07:41 PM
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escorial
June 12th, 2018, 07:52 PM
Just read the back of the gpo tower an the address looked familiar to one I bought a few weeks back...an there addressed to the same place..what are the odds of that...
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TuesdayEve
June 17th, 2018, 02:15 AM
Same address, pretty amazing...I can’t make out all of the
correspondence, anything interesting? Those don't look
like dairy cows, they look like young bulls.
Where’s the valley?

escorial
June 21st, 2018, 01:21 AM
I wrote a dedication in a book an put it back on the shelf.. hopefully in a few years I will find it in a used bookstore.

BlondeAverageReader
June 21st, 2018, 03:06 PM
Just read the back of the gpo tower an the address looked familiar to one I bought a few weeks back...an there addressed to the same place..what are the odds of that...
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My that takes me back, we had lunch at the top of the GPO tower in 1970.
Sadly the threat of terrorist bombing put an end to the restaurant with its amazing panoramic views.

escorial
June 22nd, 2018, 03:52 PM
Just 2 more
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escorial
June 22nd, 2018, 10:05 PM
Dedicated to TE..so cool

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escorial
June 22nd, 2018, 10:08 PM
Dedicated to TE..so cool

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My induldange

TuesdayEve
June 23rd, 2018, 03:39 AM
Love the collage, nice.
Howard’s message to Grandma is great too....
a galloping donkey!
Also, I’m interested in the tiled background and the
little triangle details. Tiled buildings or tile on buildings
are one of my favorite styles in architecture. We have
alot in Chicago.

escorial
June 3rd, 2019, 05:31 PM
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