My period of mourning for the death of Downton Abbey has finally concluded (my mourning attire went from black to mauve to colors of sherbet, in honor of the gowns of the widow Iron Mary, before returning back to black since I think people can't see me if I wear it). I have now moved on … Continue reading Introducing Ask Abigail: A New Feature
Not too long ago (June, to be exact), my friend Mary Faino and I released a book through her small press, Paper Mermaid Press. It's called A Day in Rockport, and highlights some of the gems, hidden and otherwise, of this coastal New England village. Mary illustrated the book and I wrote the text. It … Continue reading A Book Party!
Another snowstorm is predicted for this weekend and along with bread, milk and eggs (french toast for everyone!), these are just some of the books I wish I had stacked up on my library table while the wind howls outside: 1. The Way Home by Jeffrey Bilhuber 2. The Invention of the Past: The Interior … Continue reading Reading Material
The books in our online store are all vintage of course, so they vary in quality and condition. I thought if I explained a bit about the books it might give you more insight into not only their condition, but what makes them compelling enough to deserve a spot on The Roving Home's bookshelf. And, … Continue reading And Now for Something Different: Friday Book Chat
I'm betting this particular find will come to be increasingly valued as a relic from another time -- another world, even. Back when paper's preeminence was so great and its forms so varied that the manufacture of it required a 499-page dictionary just to understand the terminology involved. Here's a quaint, almost poignant excerpt from … Continue reading Find of the Week: The Dictionary of Paper