CRAIG CONLEY (Prof. Oddfellow) is recognized by Encarta as “America’s most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation.” He has been called a “language fanatic” by Page Six gossip columnist Cindy Adams, a “cult hero” by Publisher’s Weekly, a “monk for the modern age” by George Parker, and “a true Renaissance man of the modern era, diving headfirst into comprehensive, open-minded study of realms obscured or merely obscure” by Clint Marsh. An eccentric scholar, Conley’s ideas are often decades ahead of their time. He invented the concept of the “virtual pet” in 1980, fifteen years before the debut of the popular “Tamagotchi” in Japan. His virtual pet, actually a rare flower, still thrives and has reached an incomprehensible size. Conley’s website is
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Go Out in a Blaze of Glory – April 3, 2020 (permalink)

Quimby’s Bookstore in New York had to close as a “non-essential” business during the virus scare (wait—since when is literature non-essential?), but the owner managed to set up a pop-up shop at the Crest Hardware and Urban Garden Center.  We spotted A Field Guide to Identifying Unicorns by SoundHow to Believe in Your Elf, and How to Be Your Own Cat, all next to Anne Rice’s The Witching Hour on the top left shelf.  Books are essential hardware and gardening tools!
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Go Out in a Blaze of Glory – November 27, 2017 (permalink)

Gordon spotted our book on How to Be Your Own Cat and our Young Wizard's Hexopedia at Chicago's Quimby's Bookstore.
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Go Out in a Blaze of Glory – October 27, 2017 (permalink)

Quimby's Bookstore NYC knows that some books are best lit by a cloven-footed lamp.  Owner Steven Svymbersky writes: "Just got in a fine selection of the esoteric and amusing books by Prof. Oddfellow.  Special."

In the second photo, our display table is on the right.

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Go Out in a Blaze of Glory – December 16, 2016 (permalink)

Gordon spotted our Hexopedia in the "Outer Limits" section of Quimby's Bookstore, between the Krampus Sticker Book and the This Way Madness Lies.
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Go Out in a Blaze of Glory – September 17, 2016 (permalink)

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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought – November 18, 2012 (permalink)

Gordon spotted our Forgotten Wisdom at Chicago's Quimby's Bookstore, in the exalted company of Weird Al.  We have tears in our eyes, and not just because of The Onion

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Go Out in a Blaze of Glory – August 7, 2010 (permalink)

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Unicorns – August 4, 2010 (permalink)

Gordon went on a quest for unicorns at Quimby's Bookstore and spotted our acclaimed field guide next to none other than The Earwig's Tail!
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