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Archer's Used and Rare Books, Inc.

Kent, OH, U.S.A.

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Archer's Used and Rare Books, Inc.

Kent, OH, U.S.A.


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About Archer's Used and Rare Books, Inc.

I have been a bookseller since 1986 and closed my shop in 2001 to concentrate on mail order, appraisals, and do some writing. My stock includes a large collection of books on Baseball as well as True Crime, Ohioana, Botany, and Music. My personal book interests include H.L. Mencken, P.G. Wodehouse, Charles Darwin, Jim Tully, travel, baseball, especially the Negro Leagues, botany, true crime, and music. My books. In 1992 a man walked into my bookshop in Kent, Ohio, and asked for a copy of The Bruiser by Jim Tully. I'd never heard of the book or its author despite the fact that many credited Tully with being the father of hard-boiled fiction. Worse, Tully began writing in Kent in the early 20th century. Nineteen years later, Mark Dawidziak and I completed Jim Tully: American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler. Ken Burns contributed a foreword.We've also written introductions to reissues of four of Tully's books: Beggars of Life, The Bruiser (Fwd by Gerald Early), Circus Parade (Fwd by Harvey Pekar), and Shanty Irish (Fwd by John Sayles). One of many delays was another book: Catching Dreams: My Life in the Negro Baseball Leagues by Frazier Robinson w/ Paul Bauer. Fwd. Buck O'Neil. Intro. Gerald Early. Frazier caught, among others, Satchel Paige and Leon Day. When he wasn't playing baseball, he was hitting the jazz clubs of KC, NY, and Baltimore where he saw Nat King Cole, Charlie Parker, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and others. Redd Foxx was one of his bar-hopping buddies. Frazier loved baseball and jazz. Currently available: Circus Parade (Foreword by Harvey Pekar). Tully's gritty memoir of carny and circus life. Beggars of Life . His breakthrough autobiography about his life as a road kid. Shanty Irish (Foreword by John Sayles). Tully's autobiographical novel about his childhood. The Bruiser (Foreword by Gerald Early). Tully's classic novel of the ring. Jim Tully: American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler by Paul J. Bauer and Mark Dawidziak.

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Afghanistan Africa African Americans
Alabama Alaska American Indians
Americana Americana, Colonial Americana, East
Americana, Midwest Americana, Revolutionary Era Americana, South
Americana, West anthology Anthropology
anthropology antiques Antiques & Collectibles
Archaeology archaeology Architecture
architecture Arizona Arkansas
art Art & Design arts & craft
arts & crafts Asia astronomy
Australia Austria Automobiles & Vehicles
automotive Aviation aviation
Baseball baseball basketball
Belgium beverages bibliography
biology blues and rag Books on Books
books on books Botany botany
boxing Brazil Buddhism
California Cambodia Canada
Caribbean Caribbean History Catholicism
chess Chicago Children
children China Christianity
Christmas Circus circus
Civil War Civil War Era Classical Greece
classical Greece classical music Classical Rome
classical Rome coins Colonial Americana
Colorado Connecticut cookbooks
Cooking, Wine & Dining costume country music
Crafts & Hobbies cricket Czechoslovakia
Dance dance Delaware
Denmark dogs Drama
drama Eastern Europe Eastern Philosophy
Eastern Relgion Eastern Religion economic botany
Economics economics Egypt
entertainment entomology espionage
Estonia Europe evolution
exploration fantasy fashion
Fashion, Fabrics & Style film film history
Film, Radio & Television Finland firearms
firefighting fishing Fishing & Hunting
Florida folk and ethnic folklore
football football, US France
gambling games Games & Gaming
Gardening gardening genealogy
geology Georgia Germany
Golf golf Great Britain
Great Lakes Greece Guyana
Haiti Hawaii herpetology
historiography hockey Holocaust
horology Horses horses
Humor humor Hungary
hunting Hunting and Fishing Idaho
Illinois Illustrated illustrated
India Indiana Iowa
Iran Ireland Islam
Italy Japan jazz
Johnson/Boswell Journalism journalism
Judaica Kansas Kentucky
Korea Korean War Labor
labor language Language & Linguistics
Latin America Latvia law
Law & Criminal Studies Literary Criticism literature
Literature & Literary Louisiana Madagascar
Mafia magic Maine
Malta martial arts Maryland
Massachusetts Mathematics mathematics
medicine Medicine & Health Mexico
Michigan Micronesia Middle East
Military & Warfare Military History military history
Minnessota miscellaneous Mississippi
Missouri Montana Mormon
Mountaineering mountaineering Music
Music Sheets & Scores Mycology mycology
Mystery Fiction mystery fiction mythology
Myths, Legends & Folklore natural history Natural History & Resources
Nature nature nautical
Nebraska Netherlands Nevada
New England New Hampshire New Jersey
New Mexico New York New Zealand
North Carolina North Dakota Northern Europe
Norway numismatics Occult
occult Ohio ohio
Ohio literature Oklahoma opera
Oregon Ornithology ornithology
Pacific Islands

Terms of Sale

Mail order only. E-mail preferred. Phone w/ answering machine. Books will be shipped on receipt of payment (US funds/accounts only) and may be reserved for ten days. Visa/MC and PayPal also accepted. Books returnable within 2 weeks of delivery. Net to all. ArchersBooks@yahoo.com

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.