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2021 Pecos Conference

The annual Pecos Conference is set to reconvene August 5-8, 2021, near Mancos, Colorado.  I’ll have 7 tables and expect to take approximately 80 cartons of books.  We (my friends Russ Villars and Steve and Donna Rospopo, along with help from volunteers) will do our setup on Thursday afternoon, August 5, and be ready to…

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Watson Smith Award

Congratulations to Mark Agostini, a Ph.D. candidate at Brown University, on winning the Watson Smith Award.  Good writing will always be timeless.

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Pat Beckett 1941-2020

My friend Pat Beckett died November 20, 2020, in Las Cruces.  I first met Pat in 1995, as the sales manager for UNM Press, and then later that year at my first Pecos Conference.  When it came to Pecos I was square as a pool table and twice as green.  He helped cover my tables…

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2019 Pecos Conference

I’ll be attending the 2019 Pecos Conference, August 9 and 10, this year near Cloudcroft, NM.  I have rented 6 tables and plan to take about 70 cartons of books.  If you have a specific title you’d like me to bring to the conference, let me know and I’ll do my best to find it. …

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21 Clever Advertisements for Books, Bookstores, Libraries

If you’re interested: 21 clever advertisements for books, bookstores, libraries, and yes, e-books.  Smart, insightful (Beatles), funny.  See https://ebookfriendly.com/ads-for-books-bookstores-libraries/

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The problem of inventory

I received an online order from a customer for a book which was listed as being available, one on hand. When I searched for it I couldn’t find it. Bugger. Going back and checking sales for the last several years I found I had actually sold the book in 2017, and failed to remove it…

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SAA Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, April 10-14, 2019

Wow!  I’ll be an exhibitor at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting here in Albuquerque, next April 10-14.  I’ll be in Booth 111, directly opposite the Silent Auction.  The 100-numbered exhibits are the first aisle on the west end of the Albuquerque Convention Center.  Just enter the Exhibit Hall and head left (west).  Exhibits…

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Watson Smith

I recently purchased about 30 books from an archaeologist in Phoenix that I’ve done business with before, and in this lot were 5 titles from the archaeologist Watson Smith.  I’ve had some of Smith’s archaeological writings, but these were “One Man’s Archaeology”, Smith’s musings on various “short subjects”, including a 6 week tenure as acting…

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2018 Pecos Conference, August 10-12

Once again I’ll be attending the annual Pecos Conference, this year held north of Flagstaff, AZ. I’ve taken 6 tables which should allow me to display about 70-75 boxes of books. I’ll do my set-up on Thursday afternoon, August 9, so if you want to get an early peek at I’ve brought, come on by…

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