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Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
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"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

ABE Books: and our own Sandy's Books and Bakery

I love the variety of collectible and rare books available through ABEBooks. Another wonderful thing about them-- they'll buy books from sellers and pay for the shipping, which tends to make it far more worthwhile.  (Though I have to admit, I haven't yet checked into the amount they are willing to pay).
Take a look at the variety of books available, and the lovely, lovely books that people collect for their covers alone, which is something my son Andrew and I also like to do.

Another excellent place to buy books, whether in Rochester, VT or through the mail: Sandy's Books and Bakery/Seasoned Books. This is not an ad-- I just love the place, run by Sandy Lincoln, former librarian in Rochester and the wife of Larry Plesant, who used to live at Quarry Hill some years ago. If you're in town, Sandy's also has delicious food, baked goodies and sometimes live music...

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