21 Booksellers Who Blog
Many AbeBooks booksellers are also dedicated bloggers. Each seller’s blog is one of a kind, created with a deep love of books – from sharing images of vintage cover art, to cataloging recent acquisitions and sales, to publishing in-depth educational articles, to recounting highly entertaining stories of personal experiences, both in the trade and about the book life in general.
Check them out – we think you’ll be impressed. We certainly are.
If you’re an AbeBooks bookseller who blogs, let us know – we’d love to add you to the list. Send the URL for your blog to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any Amount of Books – London, UK
Any Amount of Books’ blog, Jot101, wants to be a place known for its “dogged curiosity and thirst for knowledge – however abstruse”. It’s a blog where anyone can submit a ‘jot’ – notes and comments on readings, obscure data discovered through a variety of sources. Their old blog, Bookride, is still available and also contains many fascinating stories about rare books and their values.
Bauman Rare Books – New York City, Philadelphia, Las Vegas
Bauman Rare Books blog features the stories behind great works in literature. The blog also includes Rare Books 101, an online mini-course covering all the fundamentals of collecting rare books. Rebecca Romney, manager of Bauman’s Las Vegas location, also maintains her own blog, called Aldine by Rebecca Romney.
Simon Beattie – Chesham, UK
Simon Beattie’s blog is about ‘The Books You Never Knew You Wanted’ – featuring rare books, manuscripts, music, and ephemera with a European cross-cultural focus.
The Book Faerie – Las Cruces, New Mexico
The Book Faerie uses her blog, Journey of a Bookseller, to “write reviews from a reader’s point-of-view and spread the magic of reading”.
Books Tell You Why – Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
One of our long-time favorite blogs, Books Tell You Why is an invaluable resource for collectors, booksellers, journalists, and anyone interested in the world of books. Covering an eclectic mix of topics, recent posts range from ’10 Surprising Facts about Albert Einstein’ to ‘How to Identify First Editions from Doubleday’.
Bromer Booksellers, Inc. – Boston, Massachusetts
Bromer Booksellers’ blog, called Books @ Bromer, features rare and beautiful books in their inventory, as well as news and events from the bookselling world.
Cabin Fever Books Ltd. – Calgary, Alberta
Cabin Fever Books’ blog focuses on books in their inventory, book events, and collecting.
Callum James Books – Portsmouth, UK
Callum James Books’ blog, Front Free End Paper, is an “eclectic mix of book collecting and dealing” covering a wide range of subjects, combined with “a personal journal of life and memoir”.
Hang Fire Books – Brooklyn, New York
The Hang Fire Books’ blog – a personal favorite – is one of the best repositories of vintage pulp fiction cover art I’ve ever come across.
Peter Harrington – London, UK
Peter Harrington’s Rare Books Blog is another perennial favorite, presenting well-researched, interesting articles on treasures in their inventory and the stories behind them.
Hoonaloon Books – Derbyshire, UK
The Hoonaloon Books blog is an online newsletter highlighting interesting books in stock and new acquisitions.
Indy Library Store – Indianapolis, Indiana
The Indy Library Store’s blog, called Bookselling for Libraries, is an educational blog intended to help librarians and Friends of Library groups with the business of online bookselling.
Logos Books & Records – Santa Cruz, California
Logos sells books on AbeBooks and books and records in their store. Their blog features both.
Old Scrolls Book Shop – Stanley, New York
Old Scrolls Blog covers collectible books and authors of interest but especially fascinating are the stories and photographs of visits to other bookstores around the US.
Pistil Books Online – Seattle, Washington
Pistil Blog features interesting books, news, items ‘found in books’, etc.
Powell’s Books – Portland, Oregon
Powell’s Books’ blog includes everything from author interviews, book reviews, buyer Q&A, book lists, and more.
Rainy Day Books – The Basin, Victoria, Australia
Rainy Day Books’ blog features some of their recent window displays and book events.
Reed Books/The Museum of Fond Memories – Birmingham, Alabama
Jim Reed is as much a writer as he is a bookseller, and his blog, redclaydiary.com, is a rabbit-hole of entertaining stories and ramblings on a wide variety of topics, from musings on an unfamiliar customer to memories of childhood roller skates to the beauty of the book.
Sekkes Consultants – North Dighton, Massachusetts
Sekkes Consultants’ blog, called Rare Books Digest, is an educational and informational site about rare, old, and antiquarian books.
Sleepygirl’s Used Books – Joplin, Missouri
Sleepygirl’s Used Books’s blog, called Bound4Escape, features book reviews and book related news, images, and quotes.
Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers – Seattle, Washington
Wessel & Lieberman’s blog, called Book Patrol: A Haven for Book Culture, is “a blog to celebrate the book in all its forms … spanning the internet to bring you book news, images and related content from all corners of the globe.”