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The IOBA Standard is the journal of the Independent Online Booksellers Association and covers the book world, with a special focus on the online used, out-of-print, and collectible bookselling markets.


Fall 2011 (Vol. X, No. 2)

Table of Contents

  • Trade Discounts: Good for One and All

  • The IOBA Standard 2.0

  • Rostenberg & Stern: An Appreciation

  • Three Continents, Eight Countries: A Travel Journal

  • Turnover: An Introduction for Booksellers

  • ABAA Holds First Official Webinar for Antiquarian Booksellers

  • Pazzo Books of West Roxbury, MA

  • John Howell for Books, Los Angeles, CA

  • How to Get a Trade Discount, in Six Easy Lessons

  • Other People’s Books: Association Copies and the Stories They Tell

  • The 2011 Baltimore Summer Antiques Show


The IOBA Standard 2.0

Welcome to the first all-new issue of The Standard in nearly three years. As I mentioned in our previous issue, The Standard, for a variety of reasons, was on an unfortunate and extended hiatus. But n

Trade Discounts: Good for One and All

Hey, booksellers….c’mere. Yeah, you….and you….and especially you. Sit down here for a minute. I want to have a word with you all, about trade (dealer-to-dealer) discounts: why you should all be giving


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