"I cannot live without books." -- Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Are you fond of Dago Red?
Do you lust after freight trains?
Do you have an itch to take to the road?

Then have we got a real Lu Lu for you!
We have a new Hobo section, and the best selection of Hobo literature in all of Shaky Town (Los Angeles)!
Included are Eddy Joe Cotton's book of hobo lingo....'The Hobo Lexicon' for only $1.49!
Learn all about Sea Stiffs, Hooch, and White Line Fever.
Woody Guthrie will also take you on a tour of the rails as he traveled them in the 20s and 30s in his memoir 'Bound for Glory.' He was no stranger to a bottle of hooch and a night under the stars.
Once you have devoured Woody Guthrie's book, you may take a shine to Jack Black's masterpiece 'You Can't Win,' about his time as a highwayman, "freight hopping around the still wide open West at the turn of the 20th century.." Among others, Jack Black's book had a supreme influence on William Burroughs and other Beat writers who stumbled upon this gem.
Mark Wyman has a new cultural study entitled 'Hoboes: Bindlestiffs, Fruit Tramps, and the Harvesting of the West,' which focuses on the migrant workers in the west from 1870-1920, and how they shaped the economy of the area and struggled to make decent existence for themselves.

So...set down your Pink Lady, pick up your Jack Roll, and mosey on over to the Main Drag, Sunset Blvd, for your Drifter tomes...

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