Lemmy: A Real Son of a … Librarian

Much has been written in the wake of Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister’s passing. But lost amidst all the accolades and remembrances of the Motorhead frontman who married the sounds of heavy metal and punk and almost single-handedly invented thrash is the fact that he was the son of a librarian and an avid reader throughout […]


Recently, Brad and I acquired a pair of interesting looking envelopes at a flea market. They were sealed, so we HAD to buy them. Plus, we shelled out just a few bucks, so it was worth the investment in satiating our curiosity. In the envelopes, we found copies of sheet music. No correspondence, business card, […]

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We are Brad & Jen Johnson of johnson rare books & archives. We sell fined used and antiquarian books, as well as unique archives. At our bricks and mortar bookstore in Downtown Covina, California you will find everything from paperbacks to rare and collectible books and materials. We are so lucky that in our work, […]