AE Monthly Articles - November - 2006 Issue

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The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

By Bruce McKinney

Over the weekend of October 14th and 15th, the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair was held on the grounds

of the 1962 World's Fair. It was the perfect setting for the well-attended affair. The fair was

organized, as it has been for the past 9 years, by Louis Collins of Louis Collins Books and David

Gregor of Gregor Rare Books.

Ninety-one exhibitors, primarily from the Northwest, brought on average about 300 items to sell. On

Saturday morning, promptly at 10:00 am, the doors opened to an energetic crowd that passed 400 by noon

and reached 1000 late ...

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Abebooks Reaches The 100 Million Listings Milestone

By Michael Stillman

In an October 4th press release, the largest old and used books listing site, Abebooks, announced that it had reached a new milestone -- 100 million books listed online. Abe ...

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Creating Special Purpose Catalogues

By Bruce McKinney

Inventories are broad, collector interests increasingly specific. The internet, that both intensified the trend toward specialization and increasingly satisfies it, does not ...

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Alibris To Open UK Site (and Resolve a Longstanding Shipping Problem)

By Michael Stillman

Alibris has announced that it will be opening a UK site in November, to serve the British and European markets. In the past, there has only been one site, with all orders p...

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Where have the Collectors Gone? Gone to the Internet Everyone!

By Bruce McKinney

For those who rely on book fairs to sell books the line that comes to mind is William Bendix's "What a revoltin' development this is." New collecting opportunities every day ...

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A Great Tool for Booksellers: <i>The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography</i>

by Renee Magriel Roberts

Writing really great book descriptions is the key to better bookselling, which I define as providing excellent service and accurate information for customers, combined ...

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Closing The Chapter: One Last Sentence For Smiley's Story

By Michael Stillman

The case of map thief E. Forbes Smiley came to a close October 13, 2006, when he was sentenced to five years in prison at the Connecticut Superior Court in New Haven. In thi...

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Upcoming Auction: The Private World of Truman Capote

By Bruce McKinney

Truman Capote may have been a man but these days he's an industry. He was born in a red state but is very big business in the blue states these days. He is of course the cel...

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Google Loses A Skirmish In A Belgian Court

By Michael Stillman

An interesting skirmish took place in a Belgian court a few weeks ago which may have implications for the battle between search giant Google and publishers unhappy with Goog...

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On Voting

By Bruce McKinney

Voting has a mysterious power. Those who didn't have it have stormed barricades to get it. The American south felt it was so important they passed laws to keep it beyond the...

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Would You Like Fries With That? -- Amazon Sells Groceries

By Michael Stillman

Amazon.com, the world's best-known bookselling site, recently expanded its offerings with the announcement that they would now be selling groceries online. In a letter from ...

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Fourteen Catalogues Reviewed In Section Two

Fourteen new booksellers' catalogues are reviewed in Section Two of November's AE Monthly. Represented, along with the U.S., are sellers from England, France, the Netherlands, and Argentina. There ...

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