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New Book Collecting Prize for Women

Fine Books & Collections Magazine (blog) - May 24, 2017
The Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize “rewards creativity, coherence, and bibliographic rigor,” according to the announcement, and “collections will not be judged on their size or their market value.” Entrants need not be enrolled in a degree program, ...

Book collecting: a gentle madness or license to print money?

Irish Times - May 3, 2017
“Call me Ishmael.” This is the famous opening sentence of Herman Melville's great novel Moby Dick, first published by Harper & Brothers, New York in 1851. If you happen to have a copy in the attic, in good condition, you could be richer by up to €62,000.

The uncollectables of India

The Hindu - Apr 29, 2017
When Horowitz made this remark, I immediately understood what he meant, but it wasn't without the sinking feeling that he would now confirm all my long-held suspicions about the utter lack of an antiquarian book collecting culture in the country ...

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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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Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library

by: Barb Rosenstock
As soon as Thomas Jefferson learned to read, he found his passion: books, books, and more books! Before, during, and after the American Revolution, Jefferson collected thousands of books on hundreds of subjects. In fact, his massive collection eventually helped rebuild the Library of Congress—now the largest library in the world. Barb Rosenstock’s rhythmic words and John O’Brien’s whimsical illustrations capture Jefferson’s passion for the written word as well as little-known details about book collecting.
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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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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: Grading A Book

Today in Book Collecting 101, John teaches us about the grading process VJBooks uses, and how to inspect a book in order to assess its value as a collectible.

Book Collecting 101: Ex-Library Editions

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

Rare Book Collecting - Make money with Rare Books

Rare Book Collecting - Make money with Rare Books Did you know books can make you money? If they are first edition they could be worth lots!