Friday, September 30, 2016

Birthday books of the day: "Well, I'm about as tall as a shotgun, and just as noisy."

It's the birthday of the author Truman Capote, born this day in 1924. Henry's celebrating with two items from his American Classics inventory:

In honor of Truman Capote’s birthday, two books from Henry’s inventory:

Capote, Truman, A Christmas Memory (Random House, 1st ed., 1966). LOC 66-21461. Hardcover, black boards with gilt stamping, 45 pp, slipcase faded and worn but book in very good condition. HBB price: $19.95.

Capote, Truman, The Collected Stories of Truman Capote (Random House, 1st ed., 1st printing, 2004). ISBN 0-679-64310-9. It’s easy to remember Capote (1924-1984), if at all, as the outrageous, dissipated, social and media star he was in the 1960s and ‘70s. His short stories remind readers what a remarkable, even prodigious talent he was in his youth. This collection has a thoughtful introduction by Reynolds Price. Hardcover, unclipped dust jacket with 1.5” tear at bottom right corner of front dust jacket. Very good condition. 297 pp. HBB price: $19.95.


Henry Bemis Books is one man’s attempt to bring more diversity and quality to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg market of devoted readers starved for choices. Our website is at For more information about any listed book, or more photos, please contact Lindsay at Henry Bemis Books is also happy to entertain reasonable offers on items in inventory. Shipping is always free; local buyers are welcome to drop by and pick up their purchases at our location off Peachtree Road in Northwest Charlotte if they like. #RareBooks #HenryBemisBooks #TrumanCapote #Literary Birthdays

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