Welcome to Stump the Bookseller by Loganberry Books!

Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!  Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course.  It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee.  Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder.  Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?

7 thoughts on “Welcome to Stump the Bookseller by Loganberry Books!

  1. My ancient archived query was solved! G346 – yes, it must be Knee-Deep in Thunder. I have ordered the trilogy. Your magicians ROCK! thank you so much.

  2. T26 I think its a book Im desperately looking for called ‘Across the mountains to far away’ or Over The Hills To Faraway’ or ‘Over the Far Away Mountains’….about a king and his two sons (one is really stern and has his heart softened by a stone gargoyle who comes to life’, on is a blonde larrikin who is always flirting with the maidens and is sent to get ice in the mountains and meets a large monkey thing that ‘falls’up or down the mountain and saves him, and the daughter occasionally has her comb stolen by mermaids)…I LOVE this book, and wish I could accurately remember the name of the title so I can buy it…it was a beloved childhood book that I learnt to read with. Hope this helps jog your memory!

  3. T26: ‘Three Mountains’ – I think this is the book I’m desperately looking for called ‘Across The Mountains To Far Away’ or ‘Over The Hills To Faraway’ or ‘Over the Far Away Mountains’….about a king and his two sons (one is really stern and has his heart softened by a stone gargoyle who comes to life’, one is a blonde larrikin who is always flirting with the maidens and is sent to get ice in the mountains and meets a large monkey thing that ‘falls’up or down the mountain and saves him, and the daughter occasionally has her comb stolen by mermaids)…I LOVE this book, and wish I could accurately remember the name of the title so I can buy it (google is absolutely NO help)…it was a beloved childhood book that I learnt to read with. Hope this helps jog your memory!

    • Tracie Watson – that book you’re describing is on my shelves. It’s Over the Hills to Fabylon and was written by Nicholas Stuart Gray/Grey (I can never remember which vowel goes in his name). I always liked the chapter with the stone gargoyle.

      He wrote a bunch of other enjoyable books, too, like Grimbold’s Other World, and Mainly in the Moonlight. Most of them read like fix-ups of short stories into a sort of novel, like Fabylon does.

  4. This book is called Something Queer is Going On by Elizabeth Levy. It’s part of a series: Something Queer at the Library, Something Queer at the Lemonade Stand, etc. The girls are Gwen and Jill, and the dog is Fletcher.

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