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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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AbeBooks Bookseller Since: August 5, 1998

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 Angola anthology
anthropology antiques Antiques & Collectibles
Archaeology archaeology Architecture
architecture Arizona Arkansas
art Art & Design art & Design
arts & craft arts & crafts Asia
astronomy Australia Austria
Automobiles & Vehicles automotive Aviation
aviation Baseball baseball
basketball Belgium beverages
bibliography biography biology
blues and rag Books on Books books on books
Botany botany boxing
Brazil Buddhism California
Cambodia Canada Caribbean History
Catholicism chess Chicago
children China Christianity
Christmas circus 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
Dance dance Delaware
Denmark dogs Drama
drama Eastern Europe Eastern Philosophy
Eastern Relgion Eastern Religion economic botany
economics Egypt entertainment
entomology erotica 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 horology
horses Humor humor
Hungary hunting Hunting and Fishing
Iceland Idaho Illinois
Illustrated illustrated India
Indiana Iowa Iran
Ireland Islam Italy
Japan jazz Johnson/Boswell
journalism Judaica Kansas
Kentucky Korea Korean War
Labor labor language
Latin America Latvia law
Law & Criminal Studies law & Criminal Studies Literary Criticism
literature Literature & Literary Louisiana
Madagascar Mafia magic
Magic, Paranormal & Occult Maine Malta
martial arts Maryland Massachusetts
mathematics medicine Medicine & Health
Mexico Michigan Micronesia
Middle East Military & Warfare Military History
military history Minnessota miscellaneous
Mississippi Missouri Montana
Mormon Mountaineering mountaineering
Music Mycology mycology
Mystery Fiction mystery fiction mythology
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
Northern Europe Norway numismatics
Occult occult Ohio
ohio Ohio literature Oklahoma
opera Oregon ornithology
Pacific Islands Pakistan Pennsylvania
Peru Pets pets
philately Philosophy philosophy

Bookstore Terms

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:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. 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.