Rare book dealers have a certain image in pop culture. They are generally a bit eccentric, standoffish, erudite, and curmudgeonly. Librarians have a somewhat similar image, but generally are more Continue Reading
It’s hard to predict what books will be considered “classics” decades after their publication. Books hailed as literary masterpieces by critics often clutter up thrift shops and rummage sales a Continue Reading
Nothing sends customers into a tizzy faster than a missing package. Once it leaves your hands, there’s only so much you can do to find one of these waylaid packages. Continue Reading
The shipping estimate on the USPS website is lovely, but its not actually guaranteed for most shipping classes. For First Class mail, estimating when it will ACTUALLY arrive vs when Continue Reading
If you use any type of inventory software, it probably asks you for a SKU or stock-keeping unit for each item. SKUs are different than the UPC or the ISBN Continue Reading
If there’s one type of book I will hold a party for when it goes totally to ebook format, it will be the textbook. They change so frequently and are Continue Reading
Most, but not all, hardcovers come with a jacket of some sort. If its missing, it can greatly effect the value of the book. But not all books come with Continue Reading
Do it yourself bookshelves: some practical, some novel.