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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 2008 (Vol. IX, No. 1)

Table of Contents

  • Live Free or Die: A Book Dealer’s Travels in New Hampshire

  • Foreword

  • Buying Inventory on the Internet from Overseas Dealers

  • Time and Again: A Fraudulent Book Purchase on Ebay

  • Bruce Gventer of B&S Gventer Books and Ephemera and babf Promotions

  • The Hard Way

  • Insurance for Bookdealers

  • Book Hunter Press

  • Really Useful Phone List

  • Sam Heitman of Naples Books, Inc.

  • Mark Sugen of Sugen & Co. Film & TV Tie-Ins

  • Michelle Black Reagan of Everleaf Books

  • Happy Hits

  • Pray Tell, Private Hell

  • Images of Book Culture

  • Auction Action

  • House Calls

  • Harry Hansen

  • Book Store Labels: F. Loeser & Co., Brooklyn, NY

  • Bookplates: St. Andrew’s Society Library



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