Latest Purchases Including the First Print On Demand Book

Latest Purchases Including the First Print On Demand Book

I usually write my weekly blog on the weekend or soon after. Since I am up to date on that end, there must be a reason that this post is coming quite early. The reason is that in my wanderings I finally came across the first Print On Demand book. You can see more details … Continue reading

A Friend Indeed with Latest Book Additions

A Friend Indeed with Latest Book Additions

Most of my friends that have been around me over the decades have looked on my pursuit of all the books in the NCL as a crazy notion, a quest or search of little importance which is a waste of valuable time and money. Yet when it comes to similar energies they put to things they … Continue reading

The Quandary That Is The Stone Angel

The Quandary That Is The Stone Angel

The Stone Angel, probably Margaret Laurence’s most famous and best-loved book has a distinction in the NCL that no other book has. At least in the estimation of this humble collector. The book itself is one of the more popular titles in the library with only perhaps Stephen Leacock’s books as a main rival if searching out and finding copies … Continue reading

Welcoming Forum House’s “Canadian Writers & Their Works” Series

Welcoming Forum House’s “Canadian Writers & Their Works” Series

In my never-ending search for NCL books, I occasionally come across books that surprise and delight me. Such was the occasion this week when I stumbled upon a book from a series I did not know existed. Finding a book of this type is rare when you have been collecting for over a decade, but … Continue reading

The Competition Finished, A New Widget, and Latest Purchases

The Competition Finished, A New Widget, and Latest Purchases

Another week has passed and summer is coming to an end. The students are returning to school and it won’t be long before the trees lose their dull green colour and explode into bright yellows, oranges and reds. Here at NCL Collecting, much work has been done to complete multiple projects. I have finished uploading all the … Continue reading

A Variation on a Variation

A Variation on a Variation

Anyone who has followed this blog over the last year has probably read the blog entries I have made on one of the more easily found variations in Series Two. That is, the variation which shows a black box on the back cover instead of the author’s portrait. The variation also has the author’s name … Continue reading

Futher Updates and Latest Purchases

Futher Updates and Latest Purchases

A few things were finished here at NCL Collecting the last couple of weeks since my last blog post. All the books that I have in the Laurentian Library and New Press Canadian Classics have been uploaded. I created a header image for the Laurentian Library that was lacking and uploaded it as well. The … Continue reading

Continuing Progress and Latest Book Purchases

Continuing Progress and Latest Book Purchases

I have added links to approximately half of the book pages. I will continue it until it is finished then visitors will be able to navigate from one book page to the next without backtracking to a menu item. Speaking of menu items, you may have noticed a new listing. The Variations and Errors item will … Continue reading

Upgrades and Book Purchases

Upgrades and Book Purchases

I mentioned a few months back that I would be upgrading the individual book pages with separation lines between each book series entry. I also mentioned I would be linking all of the book pages together so that when a reader is on an individual book page, he or she does not need to return to … Continue reading

A Summary of The Book Covers Project

A Summary of The Book Covers Project

It has been a crazy week here at NCL Collecting. With at least three work projects on the go, sometimes I forget to write a blog post to let everyone know what’s new. I am about half way through cleaning up the Series Two book covers that will be uploaded into The Book Covers Project section … Continue reading