Category: Toolbox

General tools and information for bookselling, clip worthy

IOBA Q & A Column

Q. I’ve got a book, printed in Switzerland in 1944, appears to be perfect bound, but with flimsy cardboard boards, no endpapers (not removed – they were never there). And it has a dustjacket. What do I call this binding?…

Hot Links: Women in the Book Trade

Women Illustrators: http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/pcl/pcl33.html http://www.virginia.edu/oldbooks/exhibitions/current.shtml Women bookbinders in 19th century: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0712304118/202-7813865-3886207 Women who organized the printing trade: http://www.mfh.org/specialprojects/shwlp/site/honorees/sullivan.html http://search.eb.com/women/articles/Kehew_Mary_Morton_Kimball.html Women printers, illustrators and book designers: http://www.princeton.edu/~rbsc/exhibitions/hands/ Emily Faithfull–typographer/publisher 1835-1895: http://www.xrefer.com/entry/172559 Women Publishers Directory: http://www.wifp.org/DWM/publishers.html Women’s National Book Association (men members, also):…

IOBA Q & A Column

I rented the movie, “We were Soldiers Once…and Young” and found it very well done. I highly recommend it. I then began a search through my boxes of books and found a copy of the book. I need some help…

Internet Book Links

One of the Internet’s great sites is Steve Trussel’s: http://www.trussel.com/ This can keep you involved all day, so you might want to go directly to the book section at first, at: http://www.trussel.com/f_books.htm There is something for everyone here, and just reading…

Internet Resources for Bibliographic Research: OCLC

OCLC, Online Computer Library Center, Inc., “the world’s largest bibliographic database,” was founded in 1967 by a group of universities wanting to share library resources and thereby reduce costs. The online cataloguing system was introduced as early as 1971 and…

Book Fair Toolbox

by: Julie Fauble and Sue Gallagher Sue Gallagher Administrative Stuff (What you need to make the sale today) Pens Pencils and Eraser (had a request from a dealer for both items – when he purchased two pricey books, he immediately erased…

Commonly Used Bookseller Abbreviations

The following list has been compiled to inform the newer bookseller/collector of the abbreviations that were commonly used in book ads and catalogs in the not-so-distant past, and to jog the memory of those of us who did use them.…

Frustrating Image Processing Roundtable

FRUSTRATING IMAGE PROCESSING Compiled and Edited by Jean McKenna In the past I have used a scanner (inexpensive $100.00 scanner) to upload Pictures to eBay, and a web site. I found it slow and cumbersome, but adequate for what I…

IOBA Q & A Column

IOBA Q & A By Jean McKenna Q. Is there such a thing as a computer dictionary? I can’t possibly be alone in that I am very proficient at most of the programs that relate to what I’m doing at…