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Rare Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

Rare Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

When school ends and summer vacation starts, kids and parents alike find more time for pleasure reading. Whether you’re lounging at the beach or stretched out on a hammock, the long, warm days of summer are the perfect setting for curling up with a book. But aside from picking the[…]

by × August 1, 2014 ×

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Rare and Collectible Books about World Wars

Rare and Collectible Books about World Wars

With the 4th of July around the corner, we thought we would highlight history this week. As some of the weightiest, most traumatic events in history, world wars leave considerable effects on society — effects that evidence themselves in everything from music to literature to the workforce. So it’s no[…]

by × June 20, 2014 ×

Seller Spotlight: Gloria at Wilson’s Antiques

Seller Spotlight: Gloria at Wilson’s Antiques

We love our many sellers at Alibris and we wanted to share their stories here on the blog. Below is a piece from Gloria Veltman,  former brick and mortar bookseller and now Alibris seller, on life selling books and keeping up with all of them! Shelves full of books.  Stacks of[…]

by × June 6, 2014 ×

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How to Evaluate the Condition of Rare Art Books

  When you’re picking up art books from a table at a garage sale, it’s hard to tell if what you’re looking at is trash or treasure. Could that vintage book of Picasso paintings be worth something, for example, or do the tears on the dust cover and the stains[…]

by × May 30, 2014 ×

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Rare Christian Books: What’s the Condition?

Rare Christian Books: What’s the Condition?

With Easter just behind us we thought we’d give some insight to our readers interested in collecting Christian books. Whether you’ve just started collecting rare Christian books, or have been a long-time buyer and seller of antique Bibles, there’s nothing quite as exciting as the feeling you get when you’ve[…]

by × April 25, 2014 ×

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Selling Rare Nature Books

Selling Rare Nature Books

  Spring is a season that pulls us outside into the glories of nature, whether that means we’re taking walks, planting flowers or celebrating Arbor Day with new trees. Enjoying the natural world adds so much beauty to our everyday lives, and that beauty extends even to the books we[…]

by × April 11, 2014 ×

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Spring Break Shopping for Rare Books

Spring Break Shopping for Rare Books

There’s more to spring break than beaches and bikinis — in fact, for the rare book collector, a week away from routine may mean a chance to hunt for the latest diamond in the rough. Whether you’re spending spring break in Florida, California, or Wyoming, here are some tips to[…]

by × April 1, 2014 ×

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Collecting Rare Books by Irish Authors

Collecting Rare Books by Irish Authors

Though small in size, Ireland has long been known as a country big on literature. For centuries, it has been a place where notable works are born, written by renowned authors such as Seamus Heaney, Jonathan Swift, James Joyce and Oscar Wilde. That’s why collecting rare Irish books can be[…]

by × March 14, 2014 ×

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The Art of Collecting Rare Romance Books

The Art of Collecting Rare Romance Books

Get your hands on a pristine first edition of Wuthering Heights, and you’ve nabbed a gem of the romance book collection world indeed. Even a slightly worn copy of the 19th century classic has fetched upwards of $200,000, thanks to its limited first-edition run of 250 copies. A book’s rarity[…]

by × March 3, 2014 ×