Category: Addenda

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Ravings

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Godsey’s Ravings

I have been taking a look lately at how books & booksellers are portrayed in the pop culture….and it ain’t pretty folks. If you were to pick up a remote today, you would find that only two prime time shows…

Elephant Skin

Don’t you just want to meet the punk who invented the concept of internet ‘feedback’? I mean WHAT WAS HE THINKING WITH? Obviously he wasn’t a vendor–possibly a buyer, but definitely disgruntled. In the real world…’scuse me, did I just…

Ephemeral Assays – The Word

This is the first column in an ongoing examination of the wonderful world of ephemera. In the beginning was the word, which Aristotle and the Greeks defined as “lasting only for a day.” In early English, it first crops up…

Popshops Offers Merchants a New Deal

The latest version of Popula’s combination auction and fixed-price marketplace boasts great price, simple user interface and irreverent atmosphere. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – August 1, 2002 Popula Company, Inc. has announced its release of PopShops, the fixed-price annex to its…

2002 IOBA Election results

I am very pleased to announce the results of the election for the 2002 officers of the IOBA. Julie Fauble, who had previously been on the IOBA board and served as Treasurer of IOBA, was elected as president. Anne Poe…

IOBA and Firsts: a match made in Book Heaven

Firsts magazine, a print publication founded twelve years ago, describes itself as “The Book Collector’s Magazine.” What more natural place for the Independent Online Booksellers’ Association to advertise? Len Lanfranco, outgoing IOBA Public Relations Committee chair, made an advantageous deal…