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Undergraduates win Van Sinderen Prizes for their book collections

Yale News - Apr 11, 2017
Yale senior Alexander Jacobson of Saybrook College and sophomore Alexa Derman of Berkeley College have been named winners of this year's Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prizes. Jacobson won for his collection “The Soviet Experience: Printed ...

Impress in Book Collecting Contest 2017

The Puget Sound Trail - Mar 18, 2017
Every two years, Collins Memorial Library holds the Book Collecting Contest, a nationwide event that many private and public universities partake in. The Book Club of Washington provides the funds for two prizes: a $500 prize for a single collector and ...

Aspects of an extraordinary life; Excerpt from the preface to Ambedkar: The Attendant Details

Hindustan Times - Apr 14, 2017
If history is what survives the death of the subject, this book aims to recover the ephemera that attended Ambedkar's life and died with him; such as his pleasure in his library and passion for book-collecting, his vein of gruff humour, the sensation ...

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Looking for Lovely - Bible Study Book: Collecting the Moments that Matter

by: Annie F. Downs

As Christians, we are not promised lives of ease. Often it takes just a small moment of beauty to regain hope and continue on when life is chaotic and unpredictable. Only when we learn to spot the lovely in the midst of hardship can we experience the transcendent peace of God that keeps us persevering when we want to give up.

In this 7-session Bible study, Annie F. Downs examines the ordinary people of the Bible—fishermen, gardeners, women, soldiers—to reveal the moments they found beauty in the darkest circumstances and hope in God’s timing.
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The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession

by: Charlie Lovett
A mysterious portrait ignites an antiquarian bookseller’s search through time and the works of Shakespeare for his lost love. Charlie Lovett’s new book, The Lost Book of the Grail, is now available.

Guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books, The Bookman’s Tale is a former bookseller’s sparkling novel and a delightful exploration of one of literature’s most tantalizing mysteries with echoes of Shadow of the Wind and A.
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Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books

by: Aaron Lansky
“Incredible . . . Inspiring . . . Important.” —Library Journal, starred review “A marvelous yarn, loaded with near-calamitous adventures and characters as memorable as Singer creations.” —The New York Post “What began as a quixotic journey was also a picaresque romp, a detective story, a profound history lesson, and a poignant evocation of a bygone world.” —The Boston Globe “Every now and again a book with near-universal appeal comes along: Outwitting History is just such a book.
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The Complete Pinball Book: Collecting the Game & Its History

by: Marco Rossignoli
Pinball-ology! For enthusiasts, collectors, or anyone who has flipped, bumped, or banked a silver ball, the 3rd revised edition of pinball amusements has arrived! Extensive historical research details the progression of pinball over the decades, with updated statistics and pricing values. Learn about the historic changes from electromechanical to solid state components, sounds to talking machines, all about flippers and bumpers, and world pinball information for this favorite pastime. Full-color photos of vintage 1930s through and including contemporary pinball machines are shown along with how-to tricks and slingshot treats.
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Book Collecting For The Beginner

Have you wanted to start collecting books but you're not sure where to start? This video will give you a few tips to get you on the road to becoming a true ...

Book Collecting 101: Remainder Marks

John explains the process of remainder marking books and how it can affect your book collection.

Book Collecting 101: The Parts of a Book

Your book collection appreciates in value. It's important to know the different parts of a book, for grading purposes and understanding book descriptions. In this ...

Book Collecting 101: Ex-Library Editions

Learn what an ex-library edition book is and whether you want them in your book collection.

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