[JHRB News] Book Elf Adventures & Our New DECEMBER Catalog

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Tue Dec 6 20:06:42 EST 2011

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The Christmas Season always brings out the best in the Book Elves sense of
ingenuity (or the worst, depending on your point of view and your
insurance deductible), but 2011 will go down in history as their Ultimate
Adventure –because in 2011 the Book Elves set out on Operation Occupy
Santa’s Workshop.

It all started peacefully enough, with tents, sleeping bags and assorted
barbecue grills, beer coolers and ping-pong tables set up on any spare
piece of Santa’s floor space they could find. The Book Elves were having a
grand time handing out “Arise Elves! You Have Nothing to Lose But Santa’s
Chains!!” pamphlets and schmoozing with the cute North Pole lady elves,
but then somebody locked the reindeer in Santa’s office overnight, a
series of photo-shopped pictures of Mrs. Claus in, um, “compromising”
positions began to circulate, and somebody popped the Twisted Sister
Christmas Album into the PA system’s cd and set it on “Continuous

But before Dasher, Dancer and Vixen were persuaded to walk off the job and
become spokesmen for PETA, and Santa put a big black “X” over the entire
county the Book Elves last admitted to living in, they finished our latest

CATALOG 340: RECENT ACQUISITIONS: Books on the Fine and Decorative Arts,
Antiques, Design & related subjects is now ready for viewing!

You can see the entire catalog,
with illustrations, on our website =>


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Fine books of the 16th-20th centuries
on the decorative and fine arts & design

Post Office Box 239
Northampton, Massachusetts 01061 USA
telephone (413) 247-5080






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