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Quinn's to Host July 26 Modern Prints, Poster & Works on Paper Auction

Falls Church, VA - Quinn's Auction Galleries and its subsidiary Waverly Rare Books &... read more

48th Edition of "Overstreet Comic Book Guide" Offered Through Heritage Auctions

Dallas, TX - Collectors and fans of comics and comic art can download a... read more

Author John Irving to Receive Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award

Dayton, OH - Writer John Irving (The World According to Garp, The Cider House... read more

AntiquarianAuctions.com Auction #68, July 19-26

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The 5th Annual Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair Will Kick Off Brooklyn Book Week

It's big! Book lovers by the hundreds, will be heading to Brooklyn this Fall... read more

The Artist Book Foundation Presents Recent Works by Carole Feuerman

North Adams, Massachusetts—The Artist Book Foundation (TABF) will celebrate the Hyperrealist sculptor Carole Feuerman... read more

Doyle to Auction Angling Books From the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

New York - Doyle is pleased to auction an extensive collection of angling books... read more

Bob Dylan Handwritten Letter Among Highlights at RR Auction

Boston, MA - A handwritten letter from Bob Dylan to an old Greenwich Village... read more

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May/June 2004
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Shop Talk
Amazon takes on antiquarians and books good enough to eat.
Book Collecting and Real Life
The truth about book collecting by Wayne Somers Books hold a curious position among life's good things: unlike good health and sensual pleasure, they can be stockpiled.
Gold in Them Thar Hills
Books bring historic mining towns back to life by Adair Lara "It took me almost a year to discover I'd moved to a writer's idea of heaven."
A direct warning about the impending demise of pulp magazine by Neil Mechem A gnawing, late-night fear is worming its way into a small segment of the collectables maelstrom, and a fate not shared by many other accumulators of stuffthat is, the collectors themselves will outlive market interest in their hobby.
Signs of Freedom
If you though completing a set of 56 Declaration of Independence signors was hard, try tracking down the 280 signors of India's constitution by Amy Stewart "Hitkari made a visit to the National Archives to copy the names of all the signatories of India's historic constitution. He had little difficulty finding the original document, which was ungaurded and unattended in the veranda of the building."
A Bookseller on Wall Street
— So much for the quaint, neighborhood used bookshop. Alibris' sales in 2003 exceeded $45 million.
Point Well Made
— Points mean as much to bibliomanes as the spread does to sports bettors.
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