More antique books at the Fair

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to More antique books at the Fair

  1. I went to the Frankfort Book Fair when I lived in Falkenstein, next to Bad Hamburg and still have a Russian book of "Hamlet" I bought there. Loved each day you described. The photos of old books are great.

    I know what shoulder pain is. I have rotor cuff tears in both shoulders. I am pain free, but it took many months of therapy…no operation. After months exercising in the pool every other day I have strengthened the muscles around the tears so have full movement.

  2. Lloyd, you're killing me with the old books on seashells, birds, owls, flowers! I just wish I could be there to 'smell' the air of those old bookshops! So lovely, so beautiful … thank you SO much for sharing this, the most simple, yet profound things of the world I love so much …

  3. oh oh, this white bird of prey…looks like a drawing by Jean-Jacques Audubon ? I wish I'd a whole bookcase full of these old masterpieces and contemporary artists (Robert Bateman and all painters of wild life's beauty)…

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