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Then welcome; you're one of us! This website is all about books - old books, new books, bestsellers, worstsellers, in print, out of print - any books, really, that are worth reading. We love books. If you share our passion, then make our site a steady stop on your surfing itinerary. You'll always find provocative ideas, and you'll never be at a loss for an answer to that age-old (but so delicious) question: What do I read next?
For information and entertainment, one could do far worse than to peruse Frost’s Laws and By-Laws of American Society, which we've recently added to our site. Written by Sarah Annie Frost and first published in 1869, Ms. Frost insightfully illuminates topics such as Table Etiquette, Hotel Etiquette, The Lady’s Toilette and The Gentleman’s Toilette. Nor will you want to miss her One Hundred Unclassified Laws Appicable to All Occasions.
Lafcadio Hearn's 1922 series of essays, which were collected in book form under the title of Books and Habits, may be just the ticket.
There's Much More, of Course . . .
Take a glance at our Contents Page to see what we mean, and have fun browsing.