FARMINGTON — Shiretown Bookers summer exhibition, “Cockamamie! Odd and Unusual Books from Members’ Collections,” will run from June 9 through Sept. 28 in the Bookers’ display area in Mantor Library,  116 South St. 

Some remarkable books will be on display, each of them unusual in some way.  Some are books in strange forms, such as “Mr Bridge” and “Mrs. Bridge,” two novels intersect in their stories and in their bindings, or “Migrant,” a graphic novel that takes place on one huge page.

There are books on strange subjects, such as “The Practical Book of Tapestries,” or “The Romance and Tragedy of Banking,” and books that have problems, including a children’s book that accidentally switches from English to German half way through. And there are particularly beautiful books, such as a Victorian woman’s fishing diary, complete with water colored sketches of her catches. 

Leather-bound doll’s house copy of Washington Irving’s “Sketchbook.”


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