Series: Fall 2003 (Vol. IV, No. 3)

The Classiest Book Fair in the Midwest

Overview of the beautiful ballroom Well, at least I think so. The Ann Arbor Antiquarian Booksellers Association was proud to sponsor the 25th Annual Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair, in conjunction with the Clements Library, on Sunday May 18th, 2003.…

So you want to be a bookseller?

There are two areas of focus when you’ve made that plunge into the life of bookseller; one is “How do I source my stock” and the other is “How can I determine how much of that stock I will sell”.…

Midwest Bookhunter’s Spring Book Fair

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…

IOBA Q & A Column

Q. This will probably strike the more technically hip out there as a dumb question, but what is a “cookie” in computer language? I talked to a guy who does tech support and he told me that one of the…

Book Seminars and Book Towns

The smell of the North Texas plains is the dusty scent of dried grass, mesquite bushes and ancient live oaks towering over red brick courthouses of the county seats. Archer City, however, also offers the complex, rich odor of aging…

2003 DIY Book Festival Open To Independent Publishers, Authors

The 2003 DIY Book Festival reports that its annual gala awards ceremony honoring independent authors and publishers will benefit the Beyond Baroque Literary Center of Venice, California. (DIY = Do It Yourself, of course.) The 35-year old landmark bookstore/performance space/publisher…

Enjoy Cable-Free Net Access With Wi-Fi Mobile Technology

Is your office like a sauna in the summer heat? Would you prefer updating your online database or answering email queries in the open air, perhaps at a nearby park? Thanks to cutting edge technology, IOBA members can, or will…

Proposed Reference Book Workshop, Fall 2003

A comment in a recent IOBA email thread occasions an offer to all- About 1-1/2 years ago, under the auspices of the IOBA, I hosted a ‘reference book familiarity’ seminar/workshop here at my shop–an opportunity for those in attendance to…

Bibliology, and other smaller book databases

If the following comments sound pessimistic, they are not intended to be. The book trade will survive the present difficulties but I believe a certain measure of realism is in order. Some three years ago there were about half a…