Okay… I am on a tear about some of the things that I’m seeing at Resto Hardware. I get their e-mails, so these ghastly things just pop up before my eyes, and I am compelled to comment on them.As a devoted reader from a family of writers and authors, I am a bit offended by “book bundles”. Here’s what RH has to say about them…
Antique Coverless Book Bundles $29 Liberated from their covers, stitched and bound with jute twine, the foxed and faded pages of old books become objêts d'art. Rich with texture and intrigue. Each bundle is unique; let us pick one for you. Set them on a table, use them as antiquarian accents amid your library tomes, or stack them beneath a console.
The Historic House Group and I are going to the Book Thing tomorrow, so maybe I will grab a bunch of books,
tear their covers off, err, liberate them from their covers and bundle them with some hemp string I have for the garden. I’d charge less than $29 a bundle, and I’d even let you pick your own bundle.