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Subject: Pipes Digest #61 - July 18, 1991

		   Pipes Digest #61 - July 18, 1991

From: ??????????????? (Tim Szeliga)
Subject: PIPE ML

Thanks for the suggestions about starting pipesmoking.
I resisted the temptation to rush out to Walgreens or House o'Pipes.
While on vacation in the Adirondacs, I rediscovered a shop in Lake Placid 
I first visited on my honeymoon, "With Pipe and Book".  It is, appropriately
enough, a combination tobacconist and high-quality used book store.  There was 
walk-in humidor for cigars and 22 blends of pipe tobacco on the shelf.

Breck Turner, the proprietor, was kind enough to show me the basics,
set me up with a bent stem and curved lucite briar pipe and a couple ounces
of his store's Cavendish blend.  He took the time to discuss the difference
between aromatic and english; Latakia, Burley and Cavendish; which drugstore
plastic pouch brands are best in an emergency ("Hardly matters; they'll all
be stale anyway."); tamping and relighting.  All this, singlehanded, on the 
Fourth of July weekend in a tourist town.  

They had twenty $30 natural briar pipes to choose from, as well as some gnarly
pipes, Meerschaums, novelty, Rip van Winkle clay pipes.  They do mail-order.
Here comes the plug:
 With Pipe and Book
Breck and Julia Turner, prop.
91 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY  12946
(518) 523-9096
I left with a good pipe, five ounces of Cavendish blend and a copy
of "The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism" by
George Bernard Shaw.

Tim Szeliga

[ I've never been to WPAB, but can recommend them as good folks to
deal with, having bought several books from them. Enjoy your pipe,
Tim, and let us know how you're doing with it! -S. ]

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