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Charlie Lovett

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I was born in Winston-Salem, NC in 1962 and grew up as the child of an English professor. We spent our summers in the rural North Carolina mountains, so I felt an early affinity for the countryside. I was educated at Summit School, Woodberry Forest School (Virginia), and Davidson College (NC) and in 1984 went into the antiquarian book business with my first wife, Stephanie. About the same time I began to seriously collect books and other materials relating to Lewis Carroll, author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

When I left the book business in the early 1990s, I continued to be a book collector, and now have a large (and growing) collection of rare (and not so rare) books and artifacts connected to Lewis Carroll and his world (my most

darcy_dampAt the Chipping Norton Literary Festival last spring I attended an interesting session. It was a panel discussion of several romance authors debating the question of who was the greatest romantic hero in English literature. The candidates, each with an assigned defender were Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre, Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights, and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. Well, it’s no se...

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The Bookman’s Tale
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First Impressions: A Novel ...
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The Fat Lady Sings
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The Program
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Olympic Marathon: A Centenn...
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Lewis Carroll Among His Boo...
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Onward & Upward: A History ...
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The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
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Excited that I will get to meet Lev Grossman at next month's Bookmarks festival in Winston-Salem. I'm trying to read a few of the Bookmarks authors before the festival, and especially enjoyed this one. I think when the festival is over I'll have to c ...more
Wild Strawberries by Angela Thirkell
Wild Strawberries
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Ok, I admit it—Angela Thirkell is my guilty summer pleasure. It may not be great literature and it may be predictable, but it's great fun and if I'm in England it makes me happy to be there and if I'm not it makes me wish I were. I read this one in t ...more
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Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
Barchester Towers
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Trollope does a wonderful job, even for readers at such a remove as 2014 is from 1857, of plunging the reader into life in the close of Barchester Cathedral. My own interest in the conflict between the High Church and the Evangelicals (which can be s ...more
Twin Tracks by Roger Bannister
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I read this after seeing Sir Roger at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival and finding him delightful (as well as inspiring for an old runner like myself). Reading the book is a little like having a conversation with a grandparent—it sometimes wande ...more
The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
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Wodehouse is like no other. True, you may not be stimulated to deep intellectual thought, but there were times I had to go to the other room so my laughing out loud wouldn't disturb my wife (who was reading something far more weighty). But there is a ...more
A Life In Books by Warren Lehrer
A Life In Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley
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As someone who evangelizes for the continued importance of the printed book in an increasingly digital world, I was enchanted by Lehrer's brilliantly assembled visual novel. To call this a book about books is selling it short. Not only does Lehrer sh ...more
date: April 08, 2014 06:30PM
location: SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston Salem, NC, The United States
description: This event will be free and open to the public.

RiverRun is screening a documentary, "Landscapes of the Heart: The Elizabeth Spencer Story," which chronicles the life of Elizabeth Spencer, a controversial Southern author still writing in her nineties. Spencer authored the novella "Light in the Piazza" and other poignant stories of race, gender, and sexuality during a defining period of American history.

Books will be for sale by Bookmarks. If you can't make it but would like to get a book signed
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“What he wanted was to find that world-within-the-world where he could be himself by himself.”
Charlie Lovett, The Bookman’s Tale

“That must be something to discover a book that nobody's ever heard of or everybody thought was lost."
"It's every bibliophile's dream," said Francis, and Peter knew in a second that it was his own.”
Charlie Lovett, The Bookman’s Tale

“A good book is like a good friend. It will stay with you for the rest of your life. When you first get to know it, it will give you excitement and adventure, and years later it will provide you with comfort and familiarity. And best of all, you can share it with your children or your grandchildren or anyone you love enough to let into its secrets.”
Charlie Lovett, First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen
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