The days are getting cooler, so why not grab a cozy spot and dig into our biggest issue yet. We delve into the book arts genre and private presses, answer the toughest book collecting question in the world, and tell you what you can do about book odor (besides holding your nose). Plus, you could win an Easton Press edition of Casino Royale!
Who's Got Firsts?
Bookseller Al Navis answers the toughest question in the book collecting world. [Read More]
Pick of the
Bookseller Phillip Gold of 221Books recommends The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and shares some Sherlockian collecting clues.
Keep Your Books Fresh
Bern Marcowitz and Margo Rosenberg, Dog
A book can really stink. What can you do about book odor?
Terrace Horticultural Books, specializing in rare gardening books,
tells how it all started in the garden.
[See how business blossomed]
Upcoming Rare Book Events
Meet Abebooks at the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair Oct. 14-15.
[See All Book Events]
Get your book valued
Want to know how much your most prized book is worth? Find out from The Book Guys' Allan Stypeck.
Special Feature - Priscilla Juvelis
Private dealer and Abebooks seller Priscilla Juvelis tells us about the exciting world of book auctions and what it's like to bid on behalf of deep-pocketed clients. Plus learn more about the book arts genre and private presses.
Our Expert Booksellers answer your questions
on rare and collectible books. [View
This Issue's Questions
Q. Is there any way to remove an ink signature from an attached bookplate? - Mike
Q. Are the Modern Library books collectible? - Marika
Q. How can I be sure that a book is genuine and not a "false" or duplicate version? - Aaron
the Answers & More Questions]
It's a Collecting Thing
Meet two members of LibraryThing.com - the online destination for bibliophiles to catalog, rate and discover books - and find out how their collections are quickly stacking up.
Subscribe to this newsletter & WIN*
Subscribe to The Avid Collector by October 31, and you could
win a beautiful Easton Press edition of Casino Royale.
Our contest is now CLOSED. Thank you.
Congratulations to last issue's winner, Angelika B. of Hicksville, Ohio, who won a copy of Care and Feeding of Books Old and New by Marg Rosenberg and Bern Marcowitz, and a Brodart Book Repair Kit.
*Contest valid for residents of USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand.