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

The 2002 Oregon Antiquarian Book Fair

On November 23  and 24, 2002, the Oregon Antiquarian Book Fair  was held at the Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.  This was the first year that this book show was produced by Palmer/Wirfs & Associates in conjunction with their Collectible…

OP MAGAZINE: A New Book Magazine

By: Dee Stewart, Editor – P. Scott Brown, Publisher OP, a magazine about book culture, collecting and commerce, launched at an interesting time in bookselling history. The word we hear most often about the out-of-print book market these days is…

L.A. Festival of Books Set for April 25-27

Julie Fauble at last year’s Festival IOBA’s Toothsome Twosome Will Be There The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books again promises to be the book event of the year on the West Coast and one of the best in the nation. The…

Bookseller Monthly

A few years ago I cried “unite” to online booksellers. I believed booksellers, more so than business people in other trades, interact like a brotherhood rather than competitive entities. Through my recent experiences I have found this to be proven…

From the Editor

It’s that time again, and we have a varied—and I hope interesting bag of goodies for you. We’re a bit late this time, as we wanted to get IOBA’s election results in. We have a lot of practical hands-on advice…

Hot Links: Women in the Book Trade

Women Illustrators: http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/pcl/pcl33.html http://www.virginia.edu/oldbooks/exhibitions/current.shtml Women bookbinders in 19th century: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0712304118/202-7813865-3886207 Women who organized the printing trade: http://www.mfh.org/specialprojects/shwlp/site/honorees/sullivan.html http://search.eb.com/women/articles/Kehew_Mary_Morton_Kimball.html Women printers, illustrators and book designers: http://www.princeton.edu/~rbsc/exhibitions/hands/ Emily Faithfull–typographer/publisher 1835-1895: http://www.xrefer.com/entry/172559 Women Publishers Directory: http://www.wifp.org/DWM/publishers.html Women’s National Book Association (men members, also):…

IOBA Q & A Column

Q. I’ve got a book, printed in Switzerland in 1944, appears to be perfect bound, but with flimsy cardboard boards, no endpapers (not removed – they were never there). And it has a dustjacket. What do I call this binding?…

PDA’s In Bookselling

I started writing this column like ten times already.  The advances in PDA technology have been careening along at such a gallop that most have gotten whiplash as it went past us.  The last time we had such a radical…