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allsetbooks is a team of experienced online sellers with a shared interest in ideas and the use of books to promote a more robust democratic culture.
Our storefront page will feature photos and quotes from those American thinkers from whom we draw special inspiration. This month, we see Thomas Edison hard at work in his laboratory of invention. Our permanent photo features books from Thomas Jefferson’s personal library. Prior to its partial destruction by fire at Monticello, this collection was thought by its owner to be the finest in America. In a letter to John Adams in 1818, Jefferson wrote that the loss of a great many luxuries would leave him unscathed, but that the prospect of being denied access to the instruments of learning was an event too calamitous to contemplate: “I cannot LIVE without books.” Fortunately for him and for posterity, Jefferson was “all set.”
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