We try to stay on top of things here at BTC but sometimes things get pushed to the side for more pressing matters. We truly meant to post a blog in honor of Jane Austen’s birthday yesterday but got sidetracked researching and before we knew it the day was over. So let’s all just pretend today is yesterday and celebrate this wonderful author who is as popular today as ever in books, films and fighting zombies.


Here is the two volume first American editon of Persuasion in its rare original binding.

Yesterday was also the birthday of Noel Coward, V.S. Pritchett, Margaret Mead, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, and George Santayana. Is it just me or is that an unusual number of well-known authors all born on the same day? Makes one wonder what was happening nine months ago…