Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Our New February Catalog-

It’s been snowing here more or less constantly since December, and as the drifts hit six feet the Book Elves collectively threw their snow shovels aside and announced that it was a grand time to go sledding. The only problem with this otherwise engaging idea was that all the sleds had been destroyed last July in the Great Goat-Sled Rodeo Disaster. Where the stupi-, er, imaginative idea of substituting kayaks for sleds came from has now been lost, and perhaps it’s better that way.

So up to the top of Mt. Crumpet, um, Mt. Tom, the Book Elves trudged with their fleet of Kayaks, in a real-life “Paddle to the Sea” moment. And in fact, that may be where they ended up, because ever since they slid back down Mt. Tom in the general direction of the Connecticut River, nobody has seen a trace of them. Or the kayaks. Or ten cases of beer that we had been storing for our Super Bowl party.

But before the Book Elves launched themselves down the icy mountain slope of fame or disaster, they finished our latest catalog-

features books and catalogs on the decorative and fine arts, design, trades, and related subjects, and it is browsable on our website.