needed a Doc Savage novel for one of my Bouchercon panels, and I thought Port Richmond Books
might have one or two if anyone did. "Oh, yeah," owner Greg Gillespie said, with a solemn nod. He ducked into an office and fetched not one, not two, but a box full of Docs and then, before I could pick my jaw back up from the floor, he handed me another armful, some omnibuses, some single-novel volumes, mostly 1960s reprints of the books, which first appeared in the 1930s and 1940s. (I bought two books, not two boxes of books.) Port Richmond Books —
Your Doc Savage Headquarters.
I also bought 77 Sunset Strip
, a novel by Roy Huggins
, who created the television series of the same name. Max Allan Collins
will discuss Huggins on the same moderated-by-me Bouchercon panel where Sara J. Henry
talks up Doc Savage
's main author, Lester Dent. Port Richmond Books —
For all your Bouchercon shopping needs.
The panel in question is Beyond Hammett, Chandler, and Spillane: Lesser Known Writers of the Pulp and Paperback Eras, and it happens at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, at the Hyatt Regency, Long Beach. Gary Phillips, Charles Kelly, and Sarah Weinman will join Max and Sara on the panel. See you there.
I took some photos on the way to and from Port Richmond. Can you detect a theme common to my photography ad my shopping?
© Peter Rozovsky 2014
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