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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
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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