Spring 2004 (Vol V, No. 1) Table of Contents
- What’s your best price?
- Editor’s Swan Song & Announcement of New Editor(s)
- eBay Bookselling
- Campaign to Amend USA Patriot Act Grows
- Advance Look at 2004’s Big Bookselling Story: Amend Section 215 of the Patriot Act
- Buying And Selling Autographed Books – Past, Present & Future
- Safe shopping on eBay?
- Ain’t No Gold In Them There Hills – Book Buying in Appalachia
- New Age Book Sellers
- Things You Don’t Know Can Cramp Your Style
- Searching for Ulysses in Greek Or, How I Spent My Summer Vacation
- Current Stats for Used Book Market
- Libraries I Have Known and Loved
- Forgotten Americana – The Women’s Suffrage Movement
- Ephemeral Assays: George the First
- Setting Up Your Own Internet Book Store
- Touring the Library of Congress
- Samuel T. Freeman’s Catalog: Pros/Cons of CD vs. Print Version
- The Alibris Pricing Tool
- IOBA Q & A Column and an unanswered question
- New Price Guide for Paperbacks Available
- Trade Names
- BookWriter Professional: Flagship Software for Booksellers
- 15th NYC Collectable Paperback & Pulp Fiction Expo
- 31st Annual Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair
- A Michigan undertaker/poet deals with the humor and pathos of death
- New York Is Book Country Fair
- Seattle Fair Continues Success in a Tough Economy and Looks to Future Additions
- 19th Annual Denver Book Fair
- Fall 2003 MARIAB Book Fair: Making a Regional Fair Work
- Sacramento Book Fair
- Pasadena Book Fair
- The Tattoo Encyclopedia: A Guide To Choosing Your Tattoo
- 25th Annual Colorado Book Market Seminar
- Postcards of Nursing: A Worldwide Tribute
- Burke’s Dave Robicheaux Chases Demons Down Purple Cane Road
- Walter Mosley, Sharan Newman And Monterey, Too! That’s What Left Coast Crime 2004 Promises
- Book Deodorizer
- Changes at TitlesDirect.com, Inc.
- Rozan’s Winter and Night WinsTop 2003 Macavity Mystery Award
- Hijacking Elvis Cole & Joe Pike Is a Crime, Claims Popular Mystery Author Robert Crais
- New Features at TomFolio.com
- Books & Collectibles Updated Services
- ChooseBooks.com Celebrates First Anniversary and continues to expand services
- Global Book Mart: New Fee Schedule in 2004
Over 18 used and antiquarian book dealers exhibited in this year’s 25th anniversary of New York is Book Country.
It is definitely a long, hard day, but reaps many rewards. With over 250,000 people attending this daylong street event, it’s a great way to reach out, cultivate the masses and introduce them to the world of used books, prints and maps.
There were over 200 exhibitors, including large publishing houses, small presses, libraries, cultural organizations and bookstores running along Fifth Avenue from 42nd to 57th Streets. For once, we were not relegated to a little side street, but were part of the main action on Fifth Ave.
Antiquarian Row, in the past, was set up on 52nd Street, with little kiosks for the dealers. The street would become jam-packed by the crowds, so this year, it was nice to spread out and have some breathing room. All the used book dealers were given 20 running feet, quite a bit of space.
Marvin Mondlin, member of the Appraisers Association of American and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, appraised books all day long.
ABE Books set up a table and gave out little bags of “branded” goodies, pencils, erasers and mints.
The weather was magnificent, cool and sunny. Business was as usual, and having ATMs on just about every block really helps with impulse buying!
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