Fall 2003 (Vol. IV, No. 3) Table of Contents
- Call for Replacement Cancelled!! New editor on the way
- New Orleans Mysteries Are Music to My Ears!
- Trussell’s Books and Book Collecting Site, and EcletiCity
- Penny selling
- The New Three Rs: Readin’, Ritin’ & Rote
- Book Cover Designs From A Century Ago Inspire A New Line of Personalized Bookplates
- Using online-offerings by antiquarian booksellers in the library
- Addiction or?
- Sort, Throw, Save, Publish?
- Family Ephemera
- Bookselling – Past And Present, On and Off Line
- Nevermore – How it Started
- The Return of AB Bookman
- The Supreme Court Upholds the Children’s Internet Protection Act
- Neither a Collector Nor a Saver Be
- Global Book Town, and Ken’s Book Rack
- Ephemeral Assays-Paper Rooseveltiana
- Reading and collecting Science Fiction Books in the GDR – A personal view
- Book Review: Prelude To Tragedy – Vietnam: 1960-65
- Palm Leaf Books
- BookExpo America Draws Excellent Crowds in L.A., Wows Your IOBA Reporter
- Bar codes in the Used-Book Business
- Printer’s Row- Always An Adventure!
- Cooperstown NY Antiquarian Book Fair, June 28th
- Gold Rush Book Fair, held May 17, 2003
- San Diego 15th Annual Open Air Book Fair
- The Classiest Book Fair in the Midwest
- So you want to be a bookseller?
- Midwest Bookhunter’s Spring Book Fair
- IOBA Q & A Column
- Book Seminars and Book Towns
- 2003 DIY Book Festival Open To Independent Publishers, Authors
- Enjoy Cable-Free Net Access With Wi-Fi Mobile Technology
- Proposed Reference Book Workshop, Fall 2003
- Bibliology, and other smaller book databases
- 2003 Macavity Award Nominees Named
- Deanna Ramsey : Hosting & Site Design for Booksellers
- Early Registrants Get Perks at Left Coast Crime 2004
- Book review: Judgement by Wade Hunter
- Book review: Department Thirty by David Kent
- ChooseBooks.com has been busy adding new services this summer
- BiblioDirect has a new look!
- A Last Minute Rant From The Editor (no editor’s notes this issue)
|Booklegger’s beautiful bindings|
The Midwest Bookhunters Spring Book and Paper show was held May, 3rd and 4th at the Joseph J. Gentile Center at Loyola University in Chicago.
This spring’s show was the first two-day Midwest Bookhunter’s show held in Chicago, and it proved to be a success. Many attendees who came on opening night were back on the second day to enjoy the book fair a second time. There were approximately 600 customers attending this book fair.
|Book Fair manager Charles Spohrer|
While this was one of the Bookhunter’s smaller shows–with only 42 dealers participating, the books certainly packed a punch and dealers offered some stellar tomes. There were dealers exhibiting from as far away as Rochester, NY and Willow Springs, MO. Everything from paper collectibles to fine bindings were displayed for sale.
Pete Baugman of Frogtown Books (Toledo, OH) offered a fine selection of woodcuts suitable for framing by a famous artist of the 1930s. An amazing collection.
Larry Van de Carr of Booklegger’s Used Books brought his usually beautiful selection of fine bindings and collectible illustrated books.
|Maggie Page, Page Books, offering unique Thonton Burgess premium cards|
Maggie Page of Page Books, (Hillsboro, OH) offered two framed sets of Thornton Burgess illustrated cards that came in bread packaging, many years ago. A unique way to get those creative characters popular with the kiddies of the time.
One of the highlights of this fair was the return to the Midwest of Jim Richards of Duck Creek Books, who had moved to Florida several years ago but has recently relocated to St. Clairsville, OH. Jim offered a fine selection of framed autographs and photos–one of the excellent pieces he had on display was a black and white movie still from To Kill A Mockingbird, signed by Gregory Peck.
Chicago Photographer Algamitas Kezys was on hand to offering copies of his book, Chicago by Kezys, and prints of his wonderful urban photographs. A former Jesuit, he proved interesting to talk to about this travels in his native Lithuania.
Tom Nicely, Leaves of Grass
The Joseph Gentile Center is an excellent space for a book fair, with easy loading and good lighting. There is room for at least twice as many dealers to exhibit at this fair. Something attendees and sellers would both like to see.
Parking in the campus structure was free for both days, and public transportation was just a short walk way. Nearby restaurants provided much needed book fair fuel for sellers and customers, alike.
The Midwest Bookhunters sponsor three book fairs a year: The Spring Book Fair at Loyola, The Twin Cities Book Fair at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in July, and the Fall Book Fair at DePaul University in Chicago, to be held Sunday, October 19, 2003 at the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL. Call 708-418-5620 for more information.
Vintage sports memorabilia, T. S. Hotter Gallery
Check out the Independent Online Booksellers Association Website