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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 2011 (Vol. X, No. 1)

Table of Contents

  • Looking Forward, Looking Back

  • 2008 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS) Journal, or Teaching an Old Dog Some New Tricks

  • “Rare Book School is like graduate school.”

  • DeWayne and Joan White, White Unicorn Books, Dallas, TX

  • Terry Gibbs, Gibbs Books, Williamsville, NY

  • Meryll Williams of Rainy Day Books (Australia)

  • Why I Belong to the IOBA

  • BEST OF: The Boot Camp for Book Dealers

  • BEST OF: Rare Book School, A Week Among Bright Bookish Minds

  • BEST OF: Overlooked and Undervalued, The Bookseller’s Inventory Database

  • BEST OF: “What’s this Book Worth?”

  • BEST OF: Appraising for Booksellers

  • BEST OF: How, when and why to write a press release and what to expect if you do

  • Vic Zoschak of Tavistock Books

  • BEST OF: Books About Bookselling: Seeing Shelley Plain


Looking Forward, Looking Back

With this issue, I happily and proudly assume the editorship of the IOBA’s (long neglected) Standard. And with our first new installment in more than two years, we also begin the tenth volume of The S

“Rare Book School is like graduate school.”

In the world of antiquarian books, there’s no substitute for experience. Handling thousands of books over a long period of time helps one to develop a “sixth sense” about which books are worthwhile an


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