“Points” for newbies
Do you love and collect books but are still a little in the dark as to their value? Or why they are valuable?
There was a good article the other day in the Fine Books Blog on “points” (which are errors or parts of a book which differentiate that printing or edition from others thus possibly making it more valuable). This got me thinking about how daunting book collecting may seem to a newbie. I just started working here at AbeBooks about a month ago and there is definitely a lot you can learn. So in hopes of turning a book lover into a book collector, here are a few places you can look if your feeling a little lost.
AbeBooks Glossary of terms for bookies
The ever popular FAQ
The Avid Collector section of our website where you can sign up for our e-newsletter, chat with other collectors in the forums, and more
And of course when in doubt. Pick up a book: John Carter – ABC for Book Collectors
It’s not so hard once you get into it, happy hunting!