Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Kite Books Galore

Valerie Govig, editor and publisher of Kite Lines, a quarterly kite magazine published from 1977 to 2000, is retiring and moving. We received a letter today outlining her plans and requesting a new home for her kite book collections. Her archives are extensive including what she refers to as, "The Kite Lines Library which consists of one copy each (no duplicates) of over 838 kite books dating from 1827 and collected from 1967 through 2008. The books are arranged alphabetically by author. They are written in multiple languages (but mostly English)." According to Valerie, "The Kite Lines Library is a rare collection, perhaps unequalled in the world. I think it is safe to say that it is priceless." She is also selling back issues of Kite Lines magazine as well as her collection of out-of-print books and what she calls, "kite ephemera." She is accepting bids for the various sets of kite publications from now until March 22nd. If you would like more details or want contact information for Valerie, please get in touch with us . Like Valerie, we just want them to find a good home.

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