The bookstore will only be open Wednesday and Thursday due to the Fourth of July holiday. Be sure and plan to make it in early this week so you will be set for the long holiday weekend.
I’m excited to be able to tell you about some of the extraordinary books we have in the store this week. For starters we have a beautiful set of special leather-bound editions of classic legal works privately printed for members of the Legal Classics Library. There are 26 volumes, part of a larger set, all uniquely bound in a variety of colored leather bindings. Titles include; The Great Speeches and Orations of Daniel Webster, the Magna Charta, the Common Law and Other Writings by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Art of Cross Examination by Francis Wellman, Ancient Law by Henry Sumner Maine, and twenty one other titles. These 26 volumes are being sold as a set for the very reasonable price of $500. Another remarkable set of books available this week is the Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone. This very attractive four volume set is bound in brown leather and sells for $175. Both of these sets of books not only contain an abundance of classic legal knowledge but they will definitely look elegant on your bookshelves..
A couple of other items I’d like to bring to your attention include a nice selection of books on nature and our collection of yearbooks. If you enjoy books on nature be sure and check out the Science and Nature area in the store. It is particularly well stocked with a variety of interesting nature books. Finally, many of you may not know that we carry and sell high school and college yearbooks. Donated yearbooks, not needed for the library collection, are priced and shelved in our Reference section. We recently received books from Loy Norrix, Kalamazoo College, and WMU. If you are looking to replace a missing yearbook, check us out.