Sunday, March 8, 2009

Elizabeth Campbell Books Blog


My bookshop blog includes comments on books I'm reading, advice on shopping for used books, advice on how to care for books properly, bookish thoughts, random thoughts, comments on life in the world of books and genealogical musings, among other things.


I have been a new/used book seller for 18 years - 13 years on the Internet. My brick and mortar book shop is located through the yellow porch on Hennepen Lane in beautiful Kenora, Ontario, Canada. I grew up in the neighbouring town of Keewatin, and have been educated at the Universities of Manitoba and Toronto. Books are only one of my passions - I am also an avid amateur photographer, knitter, and genealogy/history enthusiast.


  1. I love the look of this webpage - such a beautiful header photo!

  2. I've given you an "award" for your awesome blog!

    Thanks for doing what you do!

  3. A blog devoted entirely to books - how wonderful! I love reading, have often ordered new and occasionally out-of-print used books. Luckily, I've had only good experiences so far. I guess the trick (for used books) is to order from a trusted site/dealer - ?
    Anyway, great to have you here. I'll keep dropping by from time to time.

  4. How exciting! I love books and can spent hours reading them. Your blog is a great resource. Best wishes :)

  5. Oooh, a blog devoted to books... my favourite things in the world! And I can't get in... been trying all day long and I get an error message :o(

  6. It's great to see someone sticking up for the printed word! With the web taking over for newspapers all over the states, I worry what will happen to books next. Keep hope alive!

  7. Wow! Thank you, everyone, for the positive feedback! It gives me incentive to keep working and writing!
    Gina, I don't know why you would be getting an error message unless you were trying to get in while my maintenance crew was switching servers... (All my book pictures got lost, too, but they're working on getting them up again).
    You gals have made my day! Thanks again!

  8. I still can't get to the blog :o(

    I hear the books calling out to me...

    The message I'm getting is:

    The requested URL /book-blog/ was not found on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

  9. It is the same problem for me, It was fine before when I visited, it seems like a problem with the server so hopefully it will be working soon?

  10. My crew had to switch back to the old server again yesterday until they find out what is corrupting the book scan files. It should work now. They will try the move again in another week or so, at which time it will be down for one more day.
    I apologise for the inconvenience!

  11. I'm in now! And I know how you feel about people posting books without adequate packing... the number of books I've received in a brown paper envelope... the mind boggles. I'm following your blog now :o)