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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 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 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 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
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
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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.