Category: Toolbox

General tools and information for bookselling, clip worthy

Adventures with a Binder

I recently journeyed to the Charles Matthews Bindery in Los Angeles to participate in a basic book repair class followed by some tips on restoration. It turned out to be a book autopsy, however, followed by major reconstructive surgery. Incredibly informative, very helpful and a lot of fun.

Insurance for Bookdealers

I decided a while ago that it was time to reconsider what I was doing with insurance for the company and began collecting information on the various options. One of my first paths was to post a request to the…

Book Hunter Press

(An update by Susan Siegel, co-author and publisher of the Used Book Lover’s Guides, the series of seven regional guides to 8,000 used book dealers in the United States and Canada.) Just as the Internet has dramatically changed the business…

Really Useful Phone List

As always please forward changes or additions or removals. – 123-pix.com 800-747-2699 – Abebooks.com USA and Canada 800-315-5335 / other 250-475-6013 / 250-475-7575 / UK 44-211-7117069-40 sellertech@abebooks.com – ABooksearch.com 831-728-4881 – Alibris.com 877-254-2747 / 510-594-4573 / 510-652-2403 / 510-594-4500 /…

The Pros and Cons of Amazon.com for Buyers and Sellers

This is the third in a series of articles taking a brief look at the pros and cons of the various multi-dealer book-listing databases. The first and second in the series looked at AbeBooks.com and Alibris.com and can be found…

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…