Lost Continent Books

Mapping the Terrain of Used and Rare Books

“The Beast House Chronicles,” by Richard Laymon

After a few years of buying, searching, scouting I have finally got my hands on all four volumes of “The Beast House Chronicles” by Richard Laymon. Published by Cemetery Dance … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Signed Book Binnacle Pt.3: Mystery Writers and Jam Bands – To Be Continued

Okay, okay, yeah…. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve written about my signed books. But, it seems, some people like me to write about my signed books. So I want … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Signed Book Binnacle, pt. 2: An Unacceptable Political Rant

I‘m trying to decide how to organize/ sell/ read/ get rid of all my signed books. Please check back on my first post about this, but again here is a … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Signed Book Binnacle, pt. 1: An Introduction

I don’t know what to do. These are signed books:   As are these: And these: They all somehow exist, and I happen to own them. All in the in excess of my … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sorting it Out: A Real-Time Diary of Re-Assessing Boxes of Books in my Big Closet

  Cleaning out and organizing my walk-in closet filled with books…. at least starting to…. It doesn’t matter, it really doesn’t matter at all. Throw the damn things out. Exterminate all … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 5 Comments

Review: “Gandalph Cohen and the Land at the End of the Working Day”, by Peter Crowther

I stumbled upon this little gem of a book as I was on EBay frantically bidding on a 1st edition early Clive Barker and a signed Greg F. Gifune. I … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Periodical Luck: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Unnamed Traces of Gregg Press in the Boston Suburbs

The Find Late one evening, sitting at a second hand desk lit by a green-shaded lamp of the kind seen in libraries and law offices, I was perusing Craigslist in … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Independent Horror Presses, A Collector’s Addiction Pt. 2: Centipede Press

Centipede Press is one – if not the – currently most collectible and sought after imprints in recent horror publishing. The imprint reprints (and sometimes, but rarely, offers never before published … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Man Rummages Through Moldy Barn, Discovers Rare Colonial Academic Texts

Or, Why I Now Have A Collection of Academic Texts About Rhodesian Colonial History One hand clasped on the wheel, the other gripping a warm iced-tea sweating condensation.  Tense, bumper-to-bumper … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

To Kill A Mockingbird, In Western PA

Listlessly stalking the stacks at the local Goodwill. I had just left the wonderful city of Boston – to see my Brother, the co-editor of this site – and was … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · 1 Comment