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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.


Spring 2007 (Vol. VIII, No. 2)

Table of Contents

  • from the Editor

  • From the President

  • Interview with Paul Mills of AuctionExplorerBooks

  • Book-Buying in Middle America, or, A New York Dealer’s Visits to Three Middle American Cities

  • Ephemeral Assays: Jumpin’ Jehovah

  • Book review: Bookstore: The Life and Times of Jeannette Watson and Books & Co

  • Anyone for the Forsythe Saga?

  • Cathy Graham and Serena Wyckoff of Copperfish Books, LLC

  • Pros and Cons of for Buyers and Sellers

  • Paul Mills of Clarke’s Africana & Rare Books

  • Tami W. Zawistowski of Resource Books, LLC

  • addendum


From the Editor

Most of us love books for much more than their commercial value, but how did we go from appreciating them to selling them? In many cases, collectors simply decided to specialize, weed, or trade up, an

From the President

Change, Challenge, and Response I had an article nearly finished for this edition of the Standard, and took the article to my “day job” today to finish the last ten percent. Today turned into an exerc


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