Abebooks.com Summer 2006
The Avid Collector

Dear Book Lover,

Welcome to the summer edition of The Avid Collector for rare and collectible book enthusiasts. Re-live the younger years with our selection of collectible children's books, meet Nicholas Basbanes, and learn to protect your books against some formidable enemies. Plus, enter our 10 Year Anniversary contest, and you could be visiting 10 booksellers around the world!

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Pick of the Month - Literature
Pick of the Month Bookseller Ken Lopez, ABAA, recommends The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood.
$950 or less
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Non-Human Book Enemies
The Care and Feeding of Books Old and New By Margo Rosenberg, Dog Lovers Bookshop
How to protect your books from mold, insects & other reincarnations of literary critics.
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Bookseller Profile: Aleph-Bet Books Inc.
Aleph-Bet Books Profile Aleph-Bet Books, specializing in rare first edition children's books, tells us why they love what they do.
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Appraise Your Books
Allan StypeckEvery week, an Abebooks customer will be featured on the Book Guys NPR radio show to have a book appraised by Allan Stypeck.
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Win a Book Lover's Trip Around the World!
Abebooks.com 10 Year AnniversaryHave you entered our 10 Year Anniversary Contest yet? The grand prize winner will get to visit 10 booksellers in 10 cities. [Learn More]

Plus, what is the most expensive signed book ever sold in our 10-year history?

Young at Heart: Rare & Collectible Children's Books

Feature Article

Special Feature - Nicholas Basbanes
Nicholas Basbanes
Nicholas Basbanes is renowned for his insights about the world of books. From hard-to-find classics to castoffs headed for the landfill, books find Nick irresistible, and the feelings are very much mutual.

[Read the Interview]

Ask the Expert

In every issue of The Avid Collector, our Expert Booksellers will answer your questions on rare and collectible books. [View the Q&A]

This Issue's Questions

Q. I have a large number of books I want to get valued and have no idea where to start. Any suggestions? - Janis

Q. I have a book that is author signed. What steps can I take to verify the authenticity of the signature? - Gloria

Q. My books are prone to foxing. How can I prevent this? Should I buy a de-humidifier? - Mitch

[See the Answers & More Questions]

Collector Profile

Totally Tolkien
Pieter Collier of Belgium talks to us about his passion for Tolkien - nurtured from a young age - and how you can spot a fake Tolkien signature.

[Read the Profile]

Tell Us What You Think & Enter to WIN
We'd love to get your opinions and feedback on this issue of The Avid Collector. Plus, tell us what we ought to be featuring next - you could win a Book Repair Kit from Brodart. [Give Us Your Feedback]

Congratulations to last issue's winner, Ron M. of Richmond, Virginia, who won a collectible copy of In Cold Blood.
Contest open to residents of USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand.

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