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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Books Galore at Prices to Adore

Denny Dobry at his 221B

Denny Dobry is probably best known in the Sherlockian world for his incredibly detailed and accurate recreation of 221B Baker Street his home in Reading, PA. He is also in charge of selling books for the benefit of the Baker Street Irregulars Trust Historical Archives. You can tour the sitting room and get a great deal on Sherlockian materials at Denny’s Book Fair and Open House on Aug 21.

“Thousands of books will be available for purchase at rock-bottom prices,” Denny says – and neither part of his statement is an exaggeration. He has a vast inventory of donated books priced to sell quickly. Included are many editions of the Canon, rare Sherlockian scholarship titles, hundreds of pastiches and parodies, a variety of non-Sherlockian Conan Doyle works, titles from other mystery writers (Sayers, Christie, Queen, Starrett etc.), extensive selections from Christopher Morley and P. G. Wodehouse, and lots of crime and British reference works. 

This is where Ross Davies would say, “But there’s more!” Denny also has statues, glassware, mugs, games, jigsaw puzzles, and posters, as well as publications by the Baker Street Irregulars Press. In terms of both volume and variety Sherlockian items, nothing else compares.

So, mark your calendar now for Aug. 21 and build a few days of vacation around it. Carpool with a Sherlockian friend! The hours of the Open House/Book Fair will be from 10 a.m. until everyone is gone. The address is 5003 Stony Run Drive, Reading, PA.  Reading is 100 miles from Manhattan, 80 miles from Baltimore and 40 miles from Philadelphia.

Lunch will be available.  If some out of towners stay over Friday and/or Saturday night, Denny would be happy to arrange for getting together for dinner.

Any questions? Contact Denny at dendobry@ptd.net.

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