Books & Mags

Bookseller's Gazette Issue #2

Bookseller's Gazette Issue #2

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by January 29, 2008 Books & Mags

The Bookseller's Gazette Issue #1

While writing my post on bookselling and magazines a few weeks back, I was thinking how much magazine articles, tv and radio notices, blog posts, etc. drive the used and rare book trade. I decided to start collecting these references in one place so alert booksellers could take advantage of[Read More…]

by January 14, 2008 Books & Mags
Feed your Magazine Habit.

Feed your Magazine Habit.

Another post from William Smith of Hang Fire Books ********************************************** I’m a magazine addict. I have a perpetual 2-3 foot pile of semi-recent mags in every room. I like to let them build up and then read 5 or 6 issues at once. Since becoming a bookseller I’ve expanded my[Read More…]

by December 9, 2007 Books & Mags
Notes for your Scouting Book – Childrens Lit

Notes for your Scouting Book – Childrens Lit

We’ve been lucky enough with our book sources that we as a rule do not carry library discard books. Even so, there are certain children’s book titles that I always look for when I’m on scouting trips that I will pick up even as x-libris. These are a few author/titles[Read More…]

by August 29, 2007 Books & Mags, Scouting Book
Read the ad pages in vintage books

Read the ad pages in vintage books

Many older books, particularly from 1890-1930, include several pages of advertising at the rear. These ads are usually for other titles available from the publisher but sometimes they’re for products and services. A bookseller should always read through these pages because they often contain useful (or at least entertaining) information.[Read More…]

by August 9, 2007 Books & Mags
Where can I get more information on fine books and first editions?

Where can I get more information on fine books and first editions?

We will try and bring you a steady stream of resources related to books and book selling. Some of the things we’ll mention may seem obvious to the seasoned seller but we want to help those just getting started as well. Fine Books & Collections magazine should be on the[Read More…]

by July 21, 2007 Books & Mags