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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 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 business California
Cambodia Canada Caribbean History
Catholicism 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 Religion economic botany
economics Egypt entertainment
entomology erotica Espionage
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 Indonesia
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
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 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 Northern Europe
Norway numismatics Occult
occult Ohio ohio
Ohio literature Oklahoma opera
Oregon ornithology Pacific Islands
Pakistan Pennsylvania Peru
pets philately 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.