Series: Winter 2001 (Vol. II, No. 3)

From the Editor

Here’s our last 2001 issue of The Standard. We hope you will find it entertaining and informative, and that it will persuade more of you to volunteer to contribute in the future. I’m always open to ideas for new sections…

First IOBA Workshop

On December 4, 2001, Vic Zoschak of Tavistocks books presented the first IOBA sponsored workshop on identifying first editions at his bookstore in Alameda, California. Emphasis was on which are the best reference materials and how to use them –…

The Out-of-Print and Antiquarian Book Market Seminar

  The Boot Camp for Booksellers opened on Sunday evening on the fifth of August at the beautiful Colorado College campus in Colorado Springs. After giving a warm welcome, Director Mike Ginsberg introduced the faculty. The two scholarship recipients for this…

IOBA Q & A Column

Q. Would a member be kind enough to explain to me what a “Fourth Printing Before Publication” means (as noted in a copy of Andersonville). A. The publisher did a first printing of xx copies, for a book which was…

Interview with Piet Wesselman, of Antiqbook

Q: Piet, how and when did you originally get into the book business? As a high school dropout I wanted to become either a bookseller or a journalist. Bookseller was easiest. I worked in a (new books) bookshop and with…

Maria Bustillos of Popula

Q: What originally gave you the idea of starting an online auction? A: For years, in connection with my work as a housewares designer, I had been haphazardly collecting mid-century fashion and design magazines. In late 1997 I answered a…

A Short History of Paperbacks

Along with many other products of our culture, paperbacks have become a very active area for collecting. This article gives a short history of this quite interesting artifact, and a very brief overview of what collectors in the category generally…

Fear and Loathing in a Small Town P.O.

As with many of us, I was a book reader first, then a book collector. Then I decided to enter the wonderful world of on-line bookselling, which seemed ideal for me: I could learn the trade in my spare hours…