Series: Spring 2002 (Vol. III, No. 1)

Note from the Editor

We’re starting a series with this issue of interviews with all the online commercial databases (although we have previously interviewed ABE, Alibris, and Antiqbook individuallywe’ll redo these after a bit to update them). In this issue, we have interviews from…

Joe Spoor of BookQuarters

From: Joe Spoor Database name: Bookquarters.com (was previously BookGraveyard.com) Database URL: http://www.Bookquarters.com Editor: What is your purpose in starting a online book database (i.e., to help online booksellers, to get a database that does what you think a book database should do,…

Tom Biro – Bibliology Limited

From: Tom Biro Database name: Bibliology Limited Database URL: http://www.bibliology.com Editor: What is your purpose in starting a online book database (i.e., to help online booksellers, to get a database that does what you think a book database should do, because it’s…

Paul Anderson – Books & Collectibles

From: Paul Anderson Database name: Books & Collectibles Database URL: http://www.BooksandCollectibles.com.au Editor: What is your purpose in starting a online book database (i.e., to help online booksellers, to get a database that does what you think a book database should do, because…

Jeff Moore – UsedBookCentral

From: Jeff Moore Database Name: Usedbookcentral.com Datatabase URL: http://www.usedbookcentral.com Editor: What is your purpose in starting an online book database (i.e., to help online booksellers, to get a database that does what you think a book database should do, because it’s a…

Jan & Roger O’Connor and Lynn DeWeese-Parkinson – Bibliodirect

From: Jan & Roger O’Connor and Lynn DeWeese-Parkinson Bibliophile Books, Inc. Database name: BiblioDirect.com Database URL: http://www.BiblioDirect.com Editor: What is your purpose in starting an online book database (i.e., to help online booksellers, to get a database that does what you think…

2002 Los Angeles Book Fair

I generally try to avoid saying anything nice about Los Angeles, but every so often the ole town will elicit a begrudging compliment from my lips. The weekend of February 1st – 3rd was one such occasion. For an all-to-brief…

IOBA and Firsts: a match made in Book Heaven

Firsts magazine, a print publication founded twelve years ago, describes itself as “The Book Collector’s Magazine.” What more natural place for the Independent Online Booksellers’ Association to advertise? Len Lanfranco, outgoing IOBA Public Relations Committee chair, made an advantageous deal…

December 2001 : IOBA Seminar Report from Attendees

The IOBA seminar on identifying first editions was held at Vic Zoschak’s shop in Alameda last fall. It was free of charge to IOBA members and to any interested folks in the area who could attend. A lucky few turned…