This is a 1939 ad from the Battle Creek (Michigan) Enquirer. Spencer’s sold used books and rented books at what seem to us now as incredibly cheap prices. Three cents a day to rent a book? But remember when this was. The nation had just come through the Great Depression, and families were still getting their … More Up-to-the-Minute Books Are Here!
“Who was it said ‘style in writing is like good manners in human intercourse’? It reminds me of one of the big writers. Can’t remember which, the resemblance keeps teasing at my mind.” Give Me One Summer The writer who said it was Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, in a series of lectures at the University … More Advice to Writers, On Style