Review – The Picker’s Bible

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 antique store, and wonder how the dealer came to have it all?This marvelous book provides the answers. Author Joe Willard's an experienced picker (and collector) and spills all his secrets on the business of … [Read more...]

Review – Guide to the Identification of First Editions

Bill McBride's Pocket Guide to the Identification of First Editions details the methods over 4,600 different publishers use to identify their first editions. For many years McBride has worked tirelessly to get the latest information, and the latest edition, the 7th, was published in 2012, so it's very up to date.It's super easy to use, and small and light enough to fit in … [Read more...]

Review – Points of Issue: A Compendium of Points of Issue of Books by 19th-20th Century Authors

Bill McBride's other book, A Guide to the Identification of First Editions, shares the basic methods that individual publishers use for distinguishing first editions from later printings.Points of Issue: A Compendium of Points of Issue of Books by 19th-20th Century Authors is a great companion to that volume. It's also by Bill McBride, and will help you delve much deeper … [Read more...]