Here's one of their most recent picks:
Here's another that was chosen with me in mind:
Alibris add insult, describing this classic as a book I thought I'd never find:
And finally, there's this "book", which is actually a DVD:
Now, to be fair, the folks at Alibris have very little to go on. Our only contact took place back in 2008 when I purchased The Authentic Confessions of Harriet Marwood, an English Governess through their site. Faux-Victorian erotica penned by Montreal poet John Glassco, it says a great deal about Alibris that not a single Canadian title has figured in their four years of lovingly hand-selected recommendations. No poetry or porn, either.
Photo by Mary Elam
These are just four of the many books owner Adrian King-Edwards has put in my hands over the years:
Memoirs of Montparnasse
Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1970
Inscribed and annotated by the author. Ex-libris Frank and Marian Scott.
Œuvres Illustrées de Balzac, volume 3
Honoré de Balzac
Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1867
Ex-libris John Glassco
F. Scott Fitzgerald
London: Grey Walls, 1950
The Watching Cat
London: Davies, 1960
Inscribed by the author.