One of the great pleasures of traveling for me is finding great used book stores and record shops. I just found a Nellie Lutcher record that included a duet with Nat King Cole. I bought an MFK Fisher book of essays called As They Were that includes stories about two of my favorite subjects--food and California. My intention here is not to recommend specific titles, but to recommend the search for what might appeal to you. Technology has given us a great thing-- stores full of orphaned books and vinyl records. There are treasures out there that are difficult to find on line, especially if you don't know that you're looking for them. I like the element of fate..the way a book cover or record jacket catches your eye and makes you want to pick it up. I like to think about why certain albums or books survived being discarded and ended up being offered a second life or two or three or four. Most of all, I love finding a singer like Nellie Lutcher for the first time. Happy hunting!