Author: Joyce Godsey

Book Review: Books, Friends, and Bibliophilia by Anton Gerits

Books, Friends, and Bibliophilia: Reminiscences of an Antiquarian Bookseller, by Anton Gerits. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2004.  Anton Gerits’ reminiscences start off on a very personal level. His was a rather awkward childhood, filled with youthful soul searching…

Selling Books Is Like Fly-fishing

Selling books on the web seems easy. You get hold of some books (that really is the easy part!) and start listing them like crazy onto a database. Sure, there are a few technical details to overcome – joining up…

Samuel T. Freeman’s Catalog: Pros/Cons of CD vs. Print Version

Written by: Stan Gorski Special Collections Librarian Paul J Gutman Library Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA Edited By: Ken Fermoyle While many reference books are still printed on paper, digital products are omnipresent in today’s reference libraries. Many serial/journal/magazine indexes are…

Touring the Library of Congress

I haven’t been this disappointed in a long, long time. Remember the kind of disappointment when you didn’t get the bicycle you wanted for your birthday even though your parents had talked about it and you had every reason to…

Things You Don’t Know Can Cramp Your Style

So, the other day I was chewing the fat with this guy, this book collector guy, you know, and in the middle of emailing the conversation back and forth this guy he comes right out and just gives me a…

2003 DIY Book Festival Open To Independent Publishers, Authors

The 2003 DIY Book Festival reports that its annual gala awards ceremony honoring independent authors and publishers will benefit the Beyond Baroque Literary Center of Venice, California. (DIY = Do It Yourself, of course.) The 35-year old landmark bookstore/performance space/publisher…

Nevermore – How it Started

Nevermore is a new line of signed limited editions published by Festa Publishing. It will contain books in German language that may be interesting for foreign collectors, too. Why? I will tell a little later. It all started some years…

Family Ephemera

On the letterhead of the Butte Saddle Mining Syndicate Offices in the Bacon Building, Oakland April 2nd, 1909 This is a memorandum for you, I have this day put in escrow 100,000 shares of the Butte Saddle Mining Syndicate Stock…

Sort, Throw, Save, Publish?

A bookseller is always either making decisions or postponing them. About five years ago I attended an auction and acquired a station wagon load of books and ephemera. This would not be an auction that would fade from memory. I…