For collectors: where and how to buy Beat Generation books (and others)

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We’ve gathered together booksellers, publishers, and other services for book book collectors of all stripes. Please get in touch if you’d like to suggest a resource for this list. …{read more}

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How to Identify a First Edition Book

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This page has lots of information on it! Here are some quick links to the most important topics. …{read more}

General guidelines for identifying a first edition
Identifying 1st editions from specific

The Best 25 Marketplaces to Buy Collectible & 1st Edition Books

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So, what’s the best way to find books online? There are thousands of large bookselling sites, and individual booksellers, and Google searches don’t always work well for turning up the …{read more}

For Booksellers – 10 Places to Sell Your Books Online

Book Marketplaces - where to find 1st edition and collectible books

Want to sell books online? There are many sites where you can list your books for sale. Here are our top 12 (in alphabetical order), with some details about their …{read more}

Recovering water-damaged books and paper – is it possible?

Water Damaged Books Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanegorski/2697590077/ Shane Gorski

Having a flood or water damage in your home can be a disaster. Not only can it ruin your floors and walls, it can also cause damage to anything that …{read more}

Review – The Picker’s Bible

The Picker's Bible by Joe Willard

Ever wonder what a ‘picker’ really does, where he finds sources for all that wonderful stuff, and how he finds buyers?

Ever marvel at all the beautiful things in an …{read more}

First Edition Book Values – How Much is a Book Worth?

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What’s the Current Retail Value of Your Books?
determining value via online sources

How do you determine the ballpark current value of the one that’s on your desk right now?
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Book Collecting: Illustrated glossary of terms, edition, & condition

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Ever how to interpret the condition, edition, and other terms included in the description of a book for sale? Here we’ll unravel the mystery.

Book Condition Terms

Very fine is …{read more}

Are Books with Binding or Printing Errors Collectible?

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Have you ever brought a new book home, only to discover that the cover was on backwards, or there were printing errors (for instance, pages repeated, omitted, out of sequence, …{read more}

Steve Sargent of Analecta Books on Limited Edition Books

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I recently had a conversation with Steve Sargent, proprietor of Analecta Books, where he specializes in selling signed first edition and limited edition books. Analecta also sells “bespoke” remarqued books, …{read more}