Regarding Black Writers & Literature

Q: One of your specialties is Black literature. How/why did you choose this area to specialize in? A: I had both personal reasons and what I like to think are practical business reasons. The civil rights movement was very active…

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…

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…

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…