Series: Spring 2003 (Vol. IV, No. 1)

The Quiet Revolution: The Expansion of the Used Book Market ©

An analysis and overview of the used book market in the United States from 1993-2002 Book Hunter Press, publishers of The Used Book Lover’s Guides, is pleased to share with you this report on the expansion of the used book market. Copyright…

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…

Constant Change – Columbia Books

January 24, 2003 marked the end of an era in Columbia, MO with the closing of Nowell’s. The Nowell brothers came home from the Civil War, wanting something different than farming, so in 1876 they opened Nowell’s Grocery Store, just…

The Future of Used Bookselling – An Observation

The world of the used bookseller has gone through radical and sometimes painful changes over the last few years. Many people have commented on the changes brought about by the Internet and online book purchasing. No one can doubt the…

Never Mind The Book, How’s The Cover?

Books As Literature “It is a salutary discipline to consider the vast number of books that are written, the fair hopes with which their authors see them published, and the fate which awaits them. What chance is there that any…

Ephemeral Assays – the Paper Trail

If I had five seconds to ask two questions about life, they would be “From whence?” and “Where to?” Same with paper ephemera. Where on earth do you get it, and what in heaven’s name do you do with it…

Miami Book Fair International

My husband Bob and I have just returned from the Miami Book Fair International. This is an achievement returning, that is. Because we drove. A CAR, not a TANK! A tank would have felt a little bit safer as the…