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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.


Summer 2008 (Vol. IX, No. 2)

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

  • What Should Amazon Do with AbeBooks?

  • Problems with Amazon as an Antiquarian Seller Site

  • What Is Wrong With Today’s Amazon?

  • A Bookseller’s Tasha Tudor Remembrance

  • Robert Fisher of Echo Letterpress

  • An Open Letter To The Select Committee On Security And Consitutional Affairs, Parliament Of The Republic Of South Africa

  • Embracing the Unexpected

  • Books About Bookselling: The Bookseller’s Apprentice

  • Adventures with a Binder

  • Author Profile: Matthew Eck

  • June Gaulding and Mark Gaulding of JMVintage

  • Alan Deffenderfer of ABD Booksellers

  • Golden Books Group of Devon, U.K.

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You

  • Yard Sale Tales

  • Happy Hits

  • Literary Pilgrimages: Patchin Place

  • A passion for books but not proofreading

  • MacIntosh Books and Paper

  • Book Store Labels: Zavelle Book Stores, Philadelphia

  • Bookplates: W. B. Brandt & Co.

  • The Bookshelf of Willie Sutton



In the online bookselling Dreamtime about a decade ago, there was Interloc (the larval stage of Alibris), Bibliofind (very clean of limb), and ABE (like fresh Canadian spring water). The Bibliofind li


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