Book Hunter Press
This site lists and provides basic information about the Book
Hunter's Guides. These publications lists and give information on many
book shops around the country. Each book concerns itself with a
particular part of the country (i.e. New England, Midwest). The guides
provide information on a shops location, the emphasis of its collections,
how high or low its prices are, how well it is organized, as well as any
other comments the authors chose to include. Additionally, these books
include driving directions for all shops and basic locator maps showing
the location of the shops found in larger cities.
- Mining Co. guide to book
A couple areas of note on this site are its lists of
bookaward-winners, book arts, and banned books links. This site also has
a link to a good but basic page covering the
terminology of books'
physical condition that is typically used in the book trade.
of book collecting terms
This source, provided by the booksellers of Blackstone and Coke,
provides a good starting point for those wishing to learn more book
- Trussel's book page
This site has much information of interest to the collector and
seller of used and antiquarian books. For example, in addition to the
inclusion of the list of pseudonyms, list of reference sources, and the
list of "more search forms" described
elsewhere on this site, Trussel's site also contains such things as a
(useful when looking at books being sold by foreign book shops). This
frame-based site continuously displays an subject index of pages on the
site. However, to find some of this information it is sometimes
necessary to go through a few levels of the site.
- Trussel's list
of author pseudonyms
This is a good-sized list of the various pseudonyms under which some
authors have produced works.
- Trussel's list
of reference sources for books and book collecting
This is a quite comprehensive site, although it is definitely slanted
towards sources for American and English language books.
- Author on the Highway
Ever wondered when you favorite author is going to visit someplace
close by so that you can finally get his or her books signed? Well, if
you have this is the site for you. It contains a rather comprehensive
list of authors and the places, times, and dates for any upcoming
This site features a decent list of links, but its best virtue is its Biblio Book School
, which features a series of "articles and discusions on various
aspects of bookselling and collecting."
This site (maintained by the ABAA) features the online library
catalogs, a good source for free bibliographic information.
Book Collectors Association
The International Book Collectors Association maintains this very
useful web site. Among the great amount of information presented here
are links to general information on books, preservation, and collecting.
One resource of particularly noteworthy is Glen Larson's guide to First
Book and Manuscripts Section, ALA
The RBMS section of the ALA maintains a web page that provides much
information about this section of the ALA (i.e. its history, current
committees, conferences, and information about its newsletter and its
listserv). Additionally, this site has links to many special
collections and book resources available on the web.
This page maintained by the RBMS section of ALA is a good FAQ sheet
concerning rare and used books and book collecting.
Makes a Book Collectible?
This page, part of Motte and Baily, Booksellers' site, provides
insight into why and how some books become collectable (and valuable)
while others do not.
Book Herald, The
This e-journal concerns itself with all aspects of books and the book
and Information on Rare, Used, and Antiquarian Books
This is a list of free news and information sources on books and book
collecting maintained by the International Book Collectors Association
This is the home of the most prestigious and most respected
organization of antiquarian booksellers. This site not only gives
information on the booksellers associated with this organization, but
it also lists and provides information on the various book fairs that
are sponsored by the ABAA. Additional information, such as the
code of ethics, is available to those who would wish to view it.
- Lilly Library
This site devoted to Indiana University's world famous Lilly
Library. This site includes a virtual tour, library information, a
calander of events, a guide to its collections, and a guide to its
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