Apologies for the downtime — we’re back online

Dear Readers,

The website has been unresponsive for several weeks now, and for that I apologize. I was on holiday in Canada and did not notice the problem until my return. The issue has been resolved and I am adding a few more safeguards in hopes that it will not happen again.

Thanks for visiting paulelder.org!


Objets d’Art

The art room of the Van Ness & Bush store (1906-1909)

Every one of Paul Elder Sr.’s bookstores featured an art room, full of pottery, paintings, prints, metalwork, and jewelry. I have added a new page to the website menu highlighting this topic: Objets d’Art. Enjoy!

A new look for the website!

Welcome to the newly-redesigned paulelder.org! We hope you like these new features:

  • a new look and feel
  • smartphone-friendly
  • Impressions magazine and Ephemera broken out into their own drop-down menus
  • A complete index to the 39 issues of Impressions magazine

Thank you for visiting!

Updated bookstore pages!

Your host apologizes for his long absence. I am temporarily without the services of my scanner, with which I’ve been producing photographs of the books and ephemera.

In the meantime, I have updated all the bookstore pages, and have added a number of photographs to each. Recently I have identified two existing buildings in San Francisco as former locations of Elder’s bookstores.