Gaius and I went down to the Bay area yesterday. We visited Lark In
The Morning's retail shop at the Cannery, oohed and aahed over an
assortment of musical instruments and came home with a cake of violin
rosin for my hurdy gurdy, Al Cofrin's sheet music for SCA dance and
an alto recorder.
Then we went into Berkeley, home of the wonderful Moe's Bookstore. My
purchases include "King Rene's Book of Love" in paperback (used, they
still have two hardbound, slipcased copies in good condition up on
the fourth floor if anyone is interested). It includes lots of good
images of late 15th century clothing, armor, pavilions and a half
timbered, thatched cottage. I also picked up "Big Noisy Trucks" - no,
wait, that's for my nephew, Nicholas - make that "Chaucer's Knight:
The Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary," by Monty Python's Terry Jones.
It looks like it's going to be an interesting read.
While I didn't pick up a copy, I thought I'd mention to any
Japanophiles out there that Liza Dalby's "Kimono" is now available in
paperback. Amazon has it discounted: