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Unscrupulous Dealers and Price Gouging in Seattle? by Stone Mirror (the Great and Terrible)
I own a pristine copy of a volume titled "The Picatrix", published by Ourobouros Press in 2001 in a limited edition of 1000 copies (mine is #331). I'm doing an appraisal of the current value of this book, so I searched Bookfinder to see what was listed there. There are several copies listed,...
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October 7th 15 08:53 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Bookstores Around the World (rec.arts.books) (FAQ) (IMPORTANT UPDATE) by Evelyn Leeper
The bookstore lists have moved! Due to the imminent closing of geocities, the bookstore lists have moved to my new web page as described below. Googling for these locations may not work for a while, since they are new. These lists are available on the Web at:
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December 28th 09 06:51 PM
by Mark Zenier Go to last post
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Selling used book online- A Losing Proposition?! by MindElec
On 5 Aug 2003 19:29:55 -0700, (Stacy Chung) declared: hi, i did a little reseach on the sellers on half.com and found that on average it takes an inventory of approximately 1700 books to sell just one book a day. Considering an average profit of $3 per book,...
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September 13th 03 06:33 PM
by MindElec Go to last post
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Finally Clearing Up Old Issues - John Pelan's Lie by Haunted River
It is in no one's interest to have prickly issues grumbling on forever and a day, so in an attempt to clear up one particularly annoying dispute, I make this post, in the hope that we can finally resolve the issue and move onwards to other things. On the 1st and the 8th February, John Pelan...
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April 21st 05 03:29 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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The bookselling racket (was: Collecting Dictionaries) by xerlome
In "Collecting Dictionaries" thread i wrote: I have rarely spent much for them until recently since competition from bookdealing racketeers has artificially inflated prices and scarcified many desirable books. my-wings wrote: Alice bookdealing...hopefully not a racketeer! I know and like...
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January 8th 06 01:59 AM
by Kris Baker Go to last post
69 2,573
Advice sought by a rank beginner by Dave Rude
Hello, Certainly not a brag, but I have about 500 books adorning my walls, and some are quite old. Would someone suggest a "beginners" book on book collecting or a good website to me please? I do fancy Jack Higgins, Robert Ludlum, and if pressed for the whole truth, Ian Flemming. Ken Follet and...
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May 27th 06 01:14 PM
by Nuke 'em all Go to last post
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No commercial postings, please! by John R. Yamamoto-Wilson
See the FAQs: http://www.massmedia.com/~mikeb/rcb/ -- John http://rarebooksinjapan.org
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February 22nd 06 01:28 AM
by Ted Jones Go to last post
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N.J. governor signs gay civil unions law by The Bobino
"We must recognize that many gay and lesbian couples in New Jersey are in committed relationships and deserve the same benefits and rights as every other family in this state," Gov. Jon S. Corzine said in signing the legislation. Governor Corzine then put his arm around his sheep and announced...
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December 29th 06 02:39 PM
by RWF Go to last post
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The Amazing World of Books by diane.walker
"diane.walker" wrote in message ... Sometimes the book world completely amazes me. I'm selling a rare book at the moment from 1628, it has no bids on ebay, and there appears to be very little interest, will probably...
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September 15th 03 04:16 PM
by Scot Kamins Go to last post
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Groff Conklin disappointment by Bill Palmer
When I noticed Groff Conklin was being discussed the other day, I recalled having seen a science fiction paperback and focusing on artificial intelligence edited by him. Going up into the Tower Room and then getting on a high ladder to hunt the book up, I finally spied it. The title is...
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September 5th 04 07:18 AM
by Bill Palmer Go to last post
53 2,265
flat signed by foad[_5_]
A Tennessee company is suing Don Imus for $4 million after the radio host allegedly disparaged the firm last year while reading its commercials on his show. FlatSigned Press alleges that Imus made snide comments about the company as he read spots advertising its sale of copies of the Warren...
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February 16th 08 07:53 AM
by Bill[_2_] Go to last post
48 2,386
Eaton Press, et al by mdobson
Hi, New to the hobby. :-) I see a lot of books on eBay with the preface "Eaton Press" and "Franklin Library." Are these the modern day version of the Reader's Digest books? Cheers,
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February 1st 06 06:45 AM
by mdobson Go to last post
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A Littel Boasting by Willow Arune
Well, with three sales now under by belt, as it were, I have topped $10,000. The last - 22 books for $3000. It seems I have discovered a market, one that needs little tending. The total advertising for the three sales was six e-mails outbound. I think I'll keep this going for time. My...
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March 29th 06 10:01 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
45 2,483
Making books your own by Bill Palmer
It occurs to me that some of the disagreement which arises in this newsgroup crops up because a number of posters write from the standpoint of the dealer and/or investor, rather than from the collector with a love of books. While in many cases the resulting viewpoints do not need to conflict at...
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November 13th 04 06:34 AM
by Bill Palmer Go to last post
43 2,044
How Many Men Have Become Books? by William M. Klimon
Or, more specifically, how many authors have become eponyms for their books--or perhaps a genre of books? These come immediately to my mind: Bartlett's (Quotations) Webster's (Dictionary) Fowler's (Modern English Usage) Gray's (Anatomy) Black's (Law Dictionary)
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July 25th 05 02:37 PM
by Timdo99 Go to last post
42 2,434
Anyone with get scammed by Ebay book sellers? by [email protected]
I am writing a magazine article regarding the increasing amount of fraudulent booksellers on ebay. I would love to hear stories of anyone who either has information or has themselves been scammed when trying to buy books on ebay (or even if YOU were the scammer!). I've noticed a lot of booksellers...
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April 16th 04 07:17 AM
by MindElec Go to last post
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Book of Mormon desecration by Al Smith
Is anybody else outraged at this? ------ Arizona woman selling Mormon scripture, page by page By BETH DEFALCO ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER PHOENIX -- Retired bookstore owner Helen Schlie can see a higher
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September 2nd 05 04:46 PM
by Dave Go to last post
41 2,105
Building a library... by [email protected]
Well, it's a done deal - I've closed on my first house, tiny though it may be, complete with a nice wood-paneled study with built-in barrister bookshelves. My law books will of course occupy some of these, but all work and no play -- you know the rest. I was raised in a(n upper?) middle-class...
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April 17th 06 07:38 PM
by Jack Campin - bogus address Go to last post
39 2,316
Michael Adams Officially Declared "Troll" by Scot Kamins
Collective Members of the RCB Body: Speaking in my Totally Unofficial Capacity as Regeant by Right of Historical Imperitive as the Original Proponent of RCB, and doning as I do from time to time the Royal Mitre of Past Glory Claim to Fame, I do now and forever without possibility of revocation...
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September 25th 03 10:25 AM
by Chris Barker Go to last post
39 3,856
Salisbury's Library Book Sale by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
Not all book sales are created equal. I have mentioned in the past the annual Westport sale which often features books from the libraries of celebrities or New York City book publishers. This weekend, the Town of Salisbury in Connecticut is having a library book sale, and, as many towns do,...
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October 28th 12 11:41 PM
by Pogonip[_2_] Go to last post
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