Author: Stan Modjesky

Trade Names

  “Book Miser” is a trade name that I purchased in 1993, when I entered the business. In addition to paying for inventory, a lease and furnishings, a significant amount of money was paid for the intangibles-the trade name and…

Anti-War Book Collecting

From a bookseller’s viewpoint, “military books” are usually lumped together as a subset of the history section. But this popular genre has many sub-categories. Among military buffs are those who read biographies of the great leaders; others whose interest is…

Books at Auction

If you don’t shop for your bookshop stock at auctions, you may be missing some real bargains, as well as some damned fine entertainment. Granted, sitting through an auction waiting for the books can be time-consuming, as many auctioneers offer…