Series: Spring 2004 (Vol V, No. 1)

Things You Don’t Know Can Cramp Your Style

So, the other day I was chewing the fat with this guy, this book collector guy, you know, and in the middle of emailing the conversation back and forth this guy he comes right out and just gives me a…

Current Stats for Used Book Market

Publishing statistics on the used book market can be a dangerous job as the numbers keep changing and it’s not always clear what is being “counted.” With these caveats, as of October 2003, the Book Hunter Press database of United…

Libraries I Have Known and Loved

(Ed. Note: We suspect that every dedicated reader and book lover remembers at least one library from his or her past in a special way. We hope that the following article will stir up some of those memories among readers of The…

Forgotten Americana – The Women’s Suffrage Movement

This is the third article on the American women’s suffrage movement. All three are overviews in which I’ve tried to emphasize the major books and ephemera of the period. Although much new material continues to appear, The History of Woman Suffrage is…

Ephemeral Assays: George the First

They sleep in attics, less frequently in lower rooms, silent survivors of the ravages of expediency and modernism. Most of these ephemerons, “hovering over a pool for its one April day of life,” disappeared shortly after birth. The remaining population…

Setting Up Your Own Internet Book Store

This article offers some basic suggestions for those who own or plan to open an internet book store. You can also read it just to get a flavor of what is involved in setting up a commercial internet site although…

Touring the Library of Congress

I haven’t been this disappointed in a long, long time. Remember the kind of disappointment when you didn’t get the bicycle you wanted for your birthday even though your parents had talked about it and you had every reason to…

Samuel T. Freeman’s Catalog: Pros/Cons of CD vs. Print Version

Written by: Stan Gorski Special Collections Librarian Paul J Gutman Library Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA Edited By: Ken Fermoyle While many reference books are still printed on paper, digital products are omnipresent in today’s reference libraries. Many serial/journal/magazine indexes are…