Here's a photo of some books that I came across at the Book Nook Bonanza this year. I'll admit that I only bought them because they looked kind of cool. My Spidey sense, correctly, did not not think they had much resale value, especially in the condition they were in.
But pretty books are underrated. They're just neat to have around. Also underrated, and deserving of more fame, is one of my favorite websites — A Pretty Book, and its accompanying Twitter account (which is jam-packed with great Instagrams), @APrettyBook.
If you love books, bookstores and Old Things, you need to become a follower of JT Anthony's content.
[Full disclosure: Three summers ago, JT sent me an eight-page pamphlet about chickens that inspired the "I pray you never get scaly leg" post.]
The Ten Books of the Merrymakers, by the way, were edited by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1859-1915), an American actor and humorist whose life deserves a full-scale biography. Someone get on that.