This is the 500th post to this blog since The Private Library (TPL) went live 18 months ago (29 March 2009).
Firstly, my deepest gratitude to TPL's Guest Bloggers: James Keeline, Strathmeyer collector extraordinaire; Linda Hedrick, long-suffering spouse, whose wide reading and intelligent commentary are now on daily display at her own blog, Cerebral Boinkfest; and Maria Lin, who graciously took time from her own blog, What's My Age Again, to remind us all of the importance of booksellers' catalogs. The remaining 483 posts, for better or worse, are entirely the responsibility of yours truly.
Other folks have expressed their support in other ways, and I would like to acknowledge some of those folks as well:
- Ian Kahn, Lux Mentis, Lux Orbis
- Paul Razzell, Fine Press Book Association
- Chris Lowenstein, Book Hunter's Holiday
- Rebecca Rego Barry, Fine Books & Collections
- Barbara Werner van Benthem, International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
- Stephen Gertz, Nancy Mattoon & Cokie Anderson, BookTryst
- the editors of American Libraries Direct
- Wayne Homren, The E-sylum
- Lindig Harris
- the folks at the eBay Booksellers Discussion Board
- the numerous bloggers who have graciously added TPL to their own blogrolls
- all the folks responsible for TPL's 600+ comments to date
...and last, but most certainly not least, all of you who make the effort to stop by whenever you can.
Please continue to drop me a line if there's a topic you would particularly like me to address, and I'll see if I can whip up something worthy of the subject. Among the posts I have planned for the near future is a series about archaeology (in response to a reader request), and another on film (to coincide with this year's AFI Fest in Los Angeles). As my real life and real job permit, I also plan to add additional relevant links to the 700+ already on offer.