How to Identify a First Edition Book

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General guidelines for identifying a first edition
Identifying 1st editions from specific

John J. Dorfner on Jack Kerouac’s Induction into the Rocky Mount Hall of Fame

Jack Kerouac Rocky Mount Hall of Fame Potrtrait - inducted by John J. Dorfner

John J. Dorfner is the author of two books on Jack Kerouac, Kerouac: Visions of Lowell and Kerouac: Visions of Rocky Mount. In them, he delves into Kerouac’s life …{read more}

Review – What Poets Are Like: Up and Down with the Writing Life by Gary Soto

What Poets Are Like - Gary Soto

What Poets Are Like: Up and Down with the Writing Life / Gary Soto / Sasquatch Books / 978-1570618741 / 208 pages

What Poets Are Like: Up and Down with …{read more}

Review – Love Him Madly: An Intimate Memoir of Jim Morrison, by Judy Huddleston

Review: Love Him Madly by Judy Huddleston

Love Him Madly: An Intimate Memoir of Jim Morrison, by Judy Huddleston / Chicago Review Press / June 1, 2013 / 978-1613747506 / 240 pages

The story begins just like …{read more}

Review – How Hip Was My Alley by Kenton Crowther

How Hip Was My Alley by Kenton Crowther

Kenton Crowther’s previous volume, Alleycats and Beatsters collected the author’s writings built on the Beat Generation and the essence of “hip.” This time out, he casts a wider net; How …{read more}

Review – The Jack Kerouac Upper Peninsula Diary by t. kilgore splake

jack kerouac upper peninsula diary

The Jack Kerouac Upper Peninsula Diary / t. kilgore splake / Angst Publications / PO Box 508, Calumet, MI 49913-0508 / 1998

Ever heard of The Jack Kerouac Upper Peninsula …{read more}

The Beat Generation vs. “Beatniks”

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“Beatnik” is sometimes – incorrectly – used to describe to the Beat Generation writers and artists. We’re going to straighten out the confusion for you! Here’s an explanation of who …{read more}

Review – Horse Latitudes by Chris Wilson

Horse Latitudes by Chris Wilson

Horse Latitudes by Chris Wilson / Sorika / 978-0957557307 / 92 pages

Horse Latitudes is a small gem of a book, bound in white covers illustrated with a painting. It …{read more}

Review – Amelita by Court Yard Hounds

Court Yard Hounds - Amelita - Review

Probably Emily Robison and Martie Maguire have been best known as two-thirds of The Dixie Chicks.

But as Court Yard Hounds, the duo has created a very different sound, one …{read more}

Review – Son of Kerouac, Woodstock and God: A Memoir by James Crockett

Son of Kerouac, Woodstock and God

Son of Kerouac, Woodstock and God / James Crockett / 978-148125581 / 261 pages

As a young man about to embark upon a summer-long hitchhiking trip through the western United …{read more}