Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

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Photo credit by staffer Elise Martorano.

Here at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, we consider it our mission to put the right books into the right people’s hands. In the last few months, we’ve had several estate collections put into *OUR* hands, and we’re devoting a portion of our store space to these vintage titles in our literature section, with plans to expand in other respective areas, such as History, Drama, etc.

To coincide with the winter holiday season, we’d like to recommend a multiple-volume set that would make a marvelous gift… the complete 51-volume set of The Harvard Classics, otherwise known as Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf, published by P.F. Collier in 1909. While these have obviously been well-loved, they are in wonderful shape for their age, and they are a part of literary and cultural history.

Just look at what’s in the first ten volumes… Vol. 1: FRANKLIN, WOOLMAN, PENN; Vol. 2. PLATO, EPICTETUS, MARCUS AURELIUS; Vol. 3. BACON, MILTON’S PROSE, THOS. BROWNE; Vol. 4. COMPLETE POEMS IN ENGLISH, MILTON; Vol. 5. ESSAYS AND ENGLISH TRAITS, EMERSON; Vol. 6. POEMS AND SONGS, BURNS; Vol. 7. CONFESSIONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE, IMITATIONS OF CHRIST; Vol. 8. NINE GREEK DRAMAS; Vol. 9. LETTERS AND TREATISES OF CICERO AND PLINY; Vol. 10. WEALTH OF NATIONS, ADAM SMITH.

More information about the rest of this compendium can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Classics.

We are offering this as a complete set only, not by volume, for a total of $300.00 plus tax. Other antiquarian booksellers have this set priced between $400.00 and $750.00.

These books deserve a new audience and we’d love for YOU to be “the right hands”, especially during the Yuletide season.

—Patty and the staff at ABSW

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