Archive for October, 2009
One of the oldest and largest book fairs in the country, the 2009 Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Browsers and buyers will have the chance to see several incredibly rare books, such as a signed, first edition of Amelia Earhart’s 20 Hrs. 40 Min., the book that chronicled her [...]
The Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA), a trade association dedicated to maintaining high ethical and professional standards in order to foster greater trust between book buyers and sellers, has a new look on its e-commerce site: IOBAbooks.com. The site, powered by Biblio, features new, used, rare and out-of-print books from IOBA bookseller members.
It’s time to confess: I’ve been “playing nice” during the recent explosion in e-reader popularity. It stops now.
In my traveling days, I enjoyed most the visits to used bookstores in the towns I was in for a day, a week, or more. Going from my origin in Boston to the Northwest by bus or train, I would visit shops whenever I had a day to walk around. I’m not sure what I [...]