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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 Indian
American Indians Americana Americana, Colonial
Americana, East Americana, Midwest Americana, Revolutionary Era
Americana, South Americana, West Angola
anthology Anthropology 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 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 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 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
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 North Dakota Northern Europe
Norway numismatics Occult
occult Ohio ohio
Ohio literature Oklahoma opera
Oregon ornithology Pacific Islands

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:

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.