Category Archives: Books in German

What ever happened to St. Matthews?

Just over one hundered and two years ago, the community of St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran church published a booklet commemorating their newly built church and its consecration on December 19, 1909. The church was located on the corner of 10th … Continue reading

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The traces owners leave behind

Whenever I get hold of an old book, I can’t help but wonder about the people who owned it, read it, and even loved it before it passed into my hands.
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The Fraktur Factor

…one little catch: before any typing of German words into translation tools can begin, it is necessary to know what letters to use. Continue reading

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On buying books I can’t read

I keep on buying books written in German even though I have no hope of reading them, and often no idea what they’re about. Continue reading

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