Ray Walsh, proprietor of Curious Book Shop in East Lansing will be a featured guest on this week’s Lansing Online News’ radio show at 7 p.m. Monday at WLNZ 89.7 FM from the campus of Lansing Community College.A little more than three weeks from now bibliophiles will be closing in on nirvana when the midwest’s largest book and paper show comes to Lansing Michigan for the 56th time. The Michigan Antiquarian Book and Paper Show brings scores of antiquarian book dealers to the Lansing Center for a one-day show and sale Sunday October 7, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.The show is under the guidance of Ray Walsh, proprietor of Curious Book Shop and Archives Book Shop, both in East Lansing. There will be more than 180 tables selling everything from children’s books to mysteries and from military history to photos, art and autographs.
Other categories for sale will be collectible first editions, Michigan history items, maps, postcards, original art, sheet music, rare books, children’s books, photographs, classic science fiction, ephemera, Michigan history items, Civil War & Military History and things you wouldn’t expect will be on display and for sale at this show.
Item prices may range from 50 cents to $50,000, according to Walsh and “and there’s something for everyone, no matter your interests.”
Walsh always brings a collection of vintage Playboys to the Book Show and they are quickly snapped up by collectors for their literary content. This year Walsh will also be bringing the October 2012 edition which includes the popular feature “Girls of the Big Ten.” Earlier this year Playboy photographers visited Curious Book Shop and used it as a backdrop for photographing MSU Communications Major Hannah Leigh. Curious Book Shop has never looked better. By the way the store gets no mention in the feature.