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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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

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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?

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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}

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}

Book Bindings:
An Illustrated Guide for Collectors

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For this article, we’re going to focus upon the various types of book bindings, and some things that effect their condition.

Primary Types of Book Bindings

Broadly, there are two …{read more}

Is My Dr. Seuss Book a First Edition?

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Many people collect Dr. Seuss books, which have been hugely popular over the years and the center of lots of happy childhood memories. They’re avidly collected, but, unfortunately, have a …{read more}

How to Care for Your Collectible Books: 18 Essential Tips

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I recently received an email from someone who asked, “Is there a correct, careful way to handle a book so as not to damage it? That is–is it possible to …{read more}