Cemetery Bookshop

I often come across cemetery books when I’m poking around second-hand shops.  I usually pick these up, even when I already have a copy.  At the moment, I’ve got a box of books in the garage, waiting for me to find good homes for them.  Yours could be one of those homes.

Also, if there’s a cemetery book for which you are looking, let me know in the comments.  If I don’t have any extra copy, maybe one of the other readers of this blog does.

Whenever I find a used copy of Death’s Garden: Relationships with Cemeteries, I snatch it up.  I edited the book in 1994, but it’s print run was only 1000 copies, so copies have always been rare.  Although the pictures are only in black and white, there are almost 300 of them, illuminating graveyards from Argentina’s Recoletta Cemetery to Wall Street’s Trinity Churchyard. Contributors include legendary performance artist Lydia Lunch, zombie author Dana Fredsti, and many of the contributors to Morbid Curiosity magazine.  Authors consider teenage suicide, the death of parents and friends, their own mortality, the transience of fame, and the nature of death itself.

The book is still bound tightly, but it has some shelf-wear.  The front cover is scuffed and the back cover is creased.  It has no marks inside.

This out-of-print beauty can be yours for $25, US postpaid.  Leave a comment below and I’ll contact you with the paypal information.

Watch this space for more books.

Spoken for already:

First up, I have a copy of Permanent Californians: An Illustrated Guide to the Cemeteries of California by Judi Culbertson and Tom Randall.  This is an indispensable help to exploring the graveyards of Southern California.  It also points up some of the highlights of the San Francisco Bay Area.  My review of it is here.

This copy is tightly bound and probably unread.  It still contains the Chelsea Green postcard for the publisher’s mailing list.  However, its back several pages are bent; it wasn’t carefully shelved where I bought it.

This out-of-print beauty can be yours for $10, US postpaid.  Leave a comment below and I’ll contact you with the paypal information.


8 Responses to Cemetery Bookshop

  1. Kim Parker says:

    I would love a copy of the “permanent Californians.’ I don’t have a paypal account. Help


  2. Ruth says:

    I would love to order the first one you mentionedDeath’s Garden: Relationships with Cemeteries,


  3. Julie Michler says:

    If you have not sold Permanent Californians I would like to buy it.


  4. Julie Michler says:

    I am having trouble getting to paypal through the site you gave me. I can send you a check if you want. Not sure what I am doing wrong.


  5. Julie Michler says:

    Do you still have a copy of Deaths Garden?


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