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Bookseller Paul Elder and his Grandma Nellie: the Adventures of a regional Publisher and Bookseller in Earthquake Country

Meredith Eliassen

San Francisco had long been an entryway for those seeking opportunities in the West. By the turn of the twentieth century, San Francisco was a center for “bohemian” creativity. Metaphorically, local bookman Paul Elder was an avid gardener when the California Arts and Crafts Movement emerged celebrating the state’s distinctive biome. [Read more]