"Tillie: A Mennonite Maid, A Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch" is a book recently added to the Belleyre bookshelves. "Tillie" was written in 1904 by Helen Reimensnyder Martin, a Pennsylvania author who was known for her stories of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Belleyre Books carries the 1908 printing. In researching the title, I found that the book was … Continue reading Tillie

Fancy Cookery

Today my daughter and I had great fun sorting through lots of old books. Her favorites are the cookbooks. She demonstrated her great eye for a valuable cookbook when she pointed out a 1948 signed first edition of "Antoinette Pope School Cookbook" by Antoinette and Francois Pope. Before Julia Child, there was Antoinette Pope and … Continue reading Fancy Cookery

David McCullough

I came across a very nice signed edition of David McCullough's "Truman" this week. Less than two weeks ago, I found an equally nice signed edition of "John Adams," also by McCullough. These two volumes, sitting side by side, give the Belleyre shelves a very dignified look, as they should, when you consider the prestige merited … Continue reading David McCullough