Thursday, September 20, 2018

Now an eBook--The Best of Booksteve's Library

As of today, THE BEST OF BOOKSTEVE'S LIBRARY is available as an eBook at $15.01 less than the actual book. 

100 of the best pieces--essays, reviews, memories, histories, articles, each and every one updated and annotated, in some cases even updated AGAIN for the eBook!

I'd appreciate it if you'd give it some consideration. Thanks!

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

DVD Website Returns!

Our DVD website is back up after several months down for maintenance. We've removed anything that's since come out commercially and in fact replaced our earlier versions with the legit releases where possible. We've also added the first batch of a huge amount of new rare stuff. We'll be adding more every month going forward. Please take a look! Thanks!

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Best of Booksteve's Library Still Available

If you're reading this post ten years from now it may not apply but as of this date, Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Northern Kentucky's Crestview Hills Towne Center is now carrying my book, THE BEST OF BOOKSTEVE'S LIBRARY. This is important to me for two reasons--1) It's the store where I currently work three days a week in the stockroom and 2) It's the store currently at the location of the Waldenbooks where I spent many of my best days as a young bookseller, first as Assistant Manager between 1983 and 1987 and then returning as Manager from 1995-2000. I use to dream of having a book of my own for sale in my own store and now, in a roundabout way, I finally do! 
But if you aren't in the area, you can still pick up  a copy via Amazon:

Saturday, August 26, 2017

And So It Goes

A dozen years ago this past Monday saw my first post here at the Library. I, myself, was working at the Public Library at that time and had just had my first piece ever published in an actual book! My son was only 8 years old.

In the years since, my family has weathered financial strife, the death of my wife's mother, major health issues among ourselves and friends, depression, two basement floods, the collapse of the economy, unemployment, the near-demise of the book industry, and the election of the single most unqualified man ever to be given so much power.

BUT...during that same time, this blog has helped me make genuine friends and contacts to the point I have now worked on more than 100 books in various capacities including writing, ghostwriting, researching, editing, proofreading and transcription. I have become friends or at least acquaintances with dozens of people whose work I grew up watching, reading, or listening to, including most especially Kathy Coleman whom I had actually written about in my high school journal!

We have been able to use crowdfunding to help both ourselves and many others in need and we have made considerable progress that may yet lead to solving the Christa Helm murder case. In fact, watch the Oxygen Channel this fall for Soledad O'Brien's new true crime series, one episode of which features Booksteve as an investigator!

Today, my son is in his third year at college, with a full ride! He's about to turn 21! I've been working in a bookstore again for the past two years, this time in the back room where I mainly open boxes, take out trash, and put away magazines three days a week.

As long as my insurance sticks around, I'm working on getting my health under control, having just been given a clean bill on skin cancer. Next month, I'm due to have several teeth necessarily removed. Ugh!

I have an article on Bobby Sherman, David Cassidy, and the Partridge Family coming up in BACK ISSUE magazine soon, with one on ARCHIE MEETS THE PUNISHER right behind it. I'm working on two other magazine writing assignments as well.

I also have written the text for Yoe Books' upcoming book collecting pre-Code stories of mummies!

THE BEST OF BOOKSTEVE'S LIBRARY is selling well and will stay available. I've already had requests for a second volume! There's also the possibility of BEST OF volumes from my other blogs, book versions of my annotated high school journals, collections of my long ago erotic short stories, and hopefully guest blog posts from time to time for other bloggers!

There is still the possibility of a podcast, too, once I see how bad my speech is affected when I lose more teeth.

And feel free to friend me on Facebook where I do a lot of the same kinds of stuff I've always done here and have more than 200 pop culture photo albums. I also run a FB group on Gray Morrow and one on all the actors who have played Superman!

And having learned from Sean Connery to never say never again, I leave open the possibility that I may, after a rest, return to blogging either here or maybe in some all-new venue.

But for now, this is my last post here. Check out FOUR-COLOR SHADOWS tomorrow, though, for not one, not two, but SEVEN all-new final posts, one per hour starting tonight at midnight!

So thank you all for stopping by, tonight and all the nights before! May the Force be with you! I am OUTTA here!

And so it goes...

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Best of Booksteve's Library Contents

Thanks to all for the many nice words regarding this and my other blogs as we wind down to a close this weekend. Some have inquired as to what made the cut as far as my BEST OF BOOKSTEVE'S LIBRARY book so here you see the Table of Contents from the book itself.

To order from Amazon you can click the picture of the book's cover at the top of the right hand column.

For those folks who have inquired about signed copies, I'll be ordering some tomorrow (payday) which I will be able to sign and send out directly from here next week. Anyone who wishes to go ahead and pre-order can do so now via PayPal. Send $25 (postpaid!) to and be sure to give your name, mailing address, and email. The books should arrive here no later than mid-week and should get shipped out to buyers no later than next Friday. The more advance orders I get, the more copies I'll know to order!

Thanks again, everyone, for all your support!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Mickey Mouse?

Some brand new computer art from me for today's 12th anniversary of BOOKSTEVE'S LIBRARY! Last posts coming up here and at FOUR-COLOR SHADOWS this weekend!