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 Bimple specializes in used books that are rare or hard to find--Religion, antiquarian, philosophy, art, history, Modern Library and fine literature and oddities. All listings have actual photographs, accurate descriptions and book reviews, when available. I ship world wide with reasonable rates

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The Bimple Collection offers great savings on the best books in history, biography, historical fiction, and literature. You can enjoy a wide range of exciting books on topics including the Civil War, the American Revolution, ancient history, World War II, the Napoleonic Era, religous history, and much, much more. Simply click on the photo at the left to enter the History selections at Bimple. In addition to providing a diverse selection of thought-provoking titles, I try to find reviews of the works from on-line sources or from the dust jackets.

"Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results." Machiavelli

"I said there was but one solitary thing about the past worth remembering, and that was the fact that it is past-can't be restored." Mark Twain

 "If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation." Lord Acton "In mass societies, myth takes the place of history."
William Bosenbrook

Poetry can tell a story, describe an object or situation, narrate an event, or simply express feelings. Whatever the substance of the remarks and the ultimate message, poetry is characterized by linguistic elements that go beyond standard sentence structure, depending on the sound of language and the use of figurative language. The Bimple Collection poetry selections can be viewed by clicking on the photo to the left. You will find old and new poetry books at reasonable prices in addition to poetry criticism and books on poetry instruction in schools.

Poetry is just the evidence of life.  If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.  ~Leonard Cohen

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.  ~George Sand, 1851

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.  ~Percy Shelley, A Defence of Poetry, 1821

The distinction between historian and poet is not in the one writing prose and the other verse... the one describes the thing that has been, and the other a kind of thing that might be.  Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of the nature rather of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.  ~Aristotle, On Poetics

A poet is an unhappy being whose heart is torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music... and then people crowd about the poet and say to him:  "Sing for us soon again;" that is as much as to say, "May new sufferings torment your soul."  ~Soren Kierkegaard

If the author had said "Let us put on appropriate galoshes," there could, of course, have been no poem.  ~Author Unknown

"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.  ~André Gide

Bimple is a mental health professional by day and a bookseller by night. Therefore, I will almost always pick up those books that illuminate our mind and body issues from a professional perspective such as the works of Freud, Jung and Adler, but also from the lay and new-age and multi-cultural perspectives as well. The definition of psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental process, but it can be applied to many other things in life. Everything we do in life is related to psychology, because it is basically the study of who we are, why we are that way, and also what we can become. Please click the photo at the left to be directed to the Mind & Body selections of the Bimple Collection.

Institutional psychiatry is a continuation of the Inquisition. All that has really changed is the vocabulary and the social style. The vocabulary conforms to the intellectual expectations of our age: it is a pseudo-medical jargon that parodies the concepts of science. The social style conforms to the political expectations of our age: it is a pseudo-liberal social movement that parodies the ideals of freedom and rationality.  Thomas Szasz

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Sigmund Freud

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined. Samuel Goldwyn

To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal.   James, William

Work and love; these are the basics. Without them there is neurosis. Theodor Reik

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. Voltaire

Medicine is learned by the bedside and not in the classroom. Let not your conceptions of disease come from words heard in the lecture room or read from the book. See, and then reason and compare and control. But see first.” William Osler