Category Archives: Bookselling

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Get Your Rare Book Fix in Boston

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

A New Look for the Independent Online Booksellers Association

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: The site, powered by Biblio, features new, used,

New ABAA website goes live

The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) has a new look online! Created in 1949, the ABAA has built a strong professional network of booksellers carrying high-quality books. They are the oldest antiquarian bookseller association in the United States, and continue to remain a cornerstone

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Introducing Biblio UK

We’re very pleased to announce that we have quietly snuck the new Biblio UK site out the back door of our skunkworks! The new site is focused largely on serving European customers who are looking to source second hand and antiquarian books “locally” from the

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Usedbookcentral announces it will close; citing PCI compliance

Longtime independent book marketplace Usedbookcentral released an announcement over the weekend that it would be closing its site after seven years, citing the pressures imposed by the credit card industry with regards to PCI compliance. PCI compliance has become an enormous burden on businesses worldwide,

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Ebury seeking the next McMurtry or Dunning?

Ebury Publishing in the UK (Random House subsidiary) is kicking off a contest to uncover the talents of a bookseller/writer (open only to booksellers in the UK).  They are asking for the first 5 pages of a draft. Cool idea – most booksellers I know

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The printed book survives to fight another day.

Nearly buried under news about Google’s rights to distribute ebooks was a quiet announcement of a long awaited change to the book industry. The Times was one of a fairly small number of media sources that covered the trial installation of the Espresso Book Machine,