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THE STANDARD

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.

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New Price Guide for Paperbacks Available


According to Holroyd over 40,000 paperbacks are listed, most published before 1970. The book is easy to use, indexed by publisher, author, and some of the better-known cover artists. Author pseudonyms are listed throughout.


The oversize soft cover book, an impressive 800 pages long, includes 1000 cover scans. The print is a little small, but that’s probably an elderly quibble considering the book’s overall usefulness and completeness.


The author, an experienced and long-time bookseller in Rochester, NY, specializes in science fiction, fantasy, and vintage paperbacks. The price guide took Holroyd five years to complete and he plans an update in two or three years.


Holroyd published the book himself and copies are available by contacting him at gholroyd@rochester.rr.com. Dealer terms are available. Copies are also available at a number of independent bookstores.


Holroyd, Graham & Jon Warren (intro by Richard Lupoff). Paperback Prices and Checklist. Rochester: Graham Holroyd, 2003. Soft cover. 8 1/2 X 11. $29.95

By: Martha Kelly Gutenberg Books mkelly03@rochester.rr.com 


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