Book Finds

Author: Ian C. Ellis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399532382
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

A thorough, insider's guide to book collecting explains how to find used and rare books, offering tips on buying and selling books on the Internet, identifying first editions and reader's copies, finding valuable books, and more, and provides a detailed index of more than one thousand of the most collectible books today. Original.

Selling Used Books Online

Author: Stephen Windwalker
Publisher: Harvard Perspectives Press
ISBN: 0971577838
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles


The Handbook of Alternative Assets

Author: Peter Temple
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
ISBN: 9780857191113
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

How to invest money in secure, high-return assets Alternative assets offer a proven means of diversifying your financial portfolio away from the volatility of the markets. In the past, investors have looked to property, hedge funds or private equity to accomplish this - but the safety and high returns they sought there have perished in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. As an antidote to this, experienced investment writer Peter Temple here introduces those tangible, and often portable, assets whose returns are impressive but whose value is not so subject to unsustainable bubbles or precipitous collapse. Including everything from fine wine and rare books to stamps, art and diamonds, these alternative assets can serve as a store of value in the good years as well as in troubled times. Often with restricted supply they offer real security of value. And, though their value is concentrated in capital growth, their liquidity is often impressive; and their aesthetic appeal enduring. A detailed overview of each sector is presented, including: - the size and shape of the market, and its key historical and modern trends - collecting areas and portfolio strategies for investors of all sizes - the degree of volatility or cyclicality in the market, as well as its liquidity - the long-term returns that can reasonably be expected based on the past - whether or not there are tax advantages available - how best to buy and sell, and through whom. The book also provides extensive directory resources for where to go for more information - and where to start investing - with each tangible investment area. This comprehensive and authoritative book shows investors and their advisors how they can use tangible assets as a means of diversifying a portfolio and securing wealth for the long term. It is an essential handbook for anyone interested in making rare, valuable and often beautiful possessions a part of their investment strategy.

How to Start and Run a Used Bookstore

Author: Stephanie Chandler
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781411678040
Release Date: 2006-02
Genre:

If you have ever considered opening a used bookstore, here is your chance to learn from someone who knows first-hand what it takes. Author Stephanie Chandler is the owner of Book Lovers Bookstore in Sacramento, CA. Features in this workbook include: *Worksheets: Budget planning, evaluating competition, forecasting, and more. *Business Basics: What you need to get started. *Inventory: Twelve sources for acquiring used books. *Suppliers: Library supplies, printed goods, retail supplies and more. *Shop Setup: Store layout, book categories, bookseller software and tools. *Operations Procedures: Trade policies, overstock, and a sample operations manual. *Marketing: Low-cost and no-cost tactics for maximizing exposure. *Website: Steps for setting up a website and selling books online. *Resources: Dozens of useful website links. *Business Plan: Sample business plan (actual plan used for Book Lovers Bookstore).

Walford s Guide to Reference Material Generalia language and literature the arts

Author: Albert John Walford
Publisher: London : Library Association Publishing
ISBN: 1856043002
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Reference

From its first edition the purpose of Walford has been to identify and evaluate the widest possible range of reference materials. No rigid definition of reference is applied. In addition to the expected bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and directories, a number of important textbooks and manuals of general practice are included. While the majority of the items are books, Walford is a guide to reference material. Thus periodical articles, microforms, online and CD-ROM sources are all represented. In this volume a particular effort has been made to improve coverage of the latter two categories.

Guide to Out of print Materials

Author: Narda Tafuri
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114304053
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The acquisition of out-of-print materials provides unique challenges to librarians in all types of libraries. Guide to Out-of-Print Materials offers a helpful overview of tools (both traditional and electronic) and techniques available for locating and purchasing these often hard-to-find items. Chapters cover books, serials, and audio-visual materials. Also includes a glossary of commonly used out-of-print terms, a bibliography of recommended readings and resources, and a URL resource list appendix. While not intended as a comprehensive source of information, acquisitions librarians will find it a handy tool for enhancing their collections.

Das egoistische Gen

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642553912
Release Date: 2014-06-20
Genre: Science

p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.

The Essential Friends of Libraries

Author: Sandy Dolnick
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 083890856X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

"Developed out of the questions that regularly come into FOLUSA'S main desk, this comprehensive, accessible resource is a one-stop treasure trove of information about the organization, personnel, finances, fund-raising, programs, and legal aspects of Friends groups. Peppered with the insights and opinions of Dolnick, and refined by her years of conversations with librarians, suppliers, trustees, and leaders from the Friends network, this volume includes a host of useful tips for successful fund-raising and answers for last-minute emergencies. She also shares Friends groups' best practices and provides often-used documents that can be customized with a mouse click.".

Wie man die Zeit anh lt

Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423433846
Release Date: 2018-04-20
Genre: Fiction

Wenn Liebe die Zeit besiegt. Keiner lehrt Geschichte so lebendig wie er ‒ und das hat einen guten Grund: Tom Hazard, Geschichtslehrer und verschrobener Einzelgänger, sieht aus wie 40, ist aber in Wirklichkeit über 400 Jahre alt. Er hat die Elisabethanische Ära in England, die Expeditionen von Captain Cook in der Südsee, die Literaten und Jazzmusiker der Roaring Twenties in Paris erlebt und alle acht Jahre eine neue Identität angenommen. Eines war er über die Jahrhunderte hinweg immer: einsam. Denn die Nähe zu anderen Menschen wäre höchst gefährlich gewesen. Jetzt aber tritt Camille in sein Leben. Und damit verändert sich alles.

L gen in Zeiten des Krieges

Author: Louis Begley
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518745564
Release Date: 2016-07-11
Genre: Fiction

Lügen in Zeiten des Krieges erzählt die Geschichte einer Kindheit in Polen. Maciek, Sohn jüdischer Eltern, wächst – in den dreißiger Jahren unseres Jahrhunderts – behütet in einem wohlhabenden Arzthaushalt auf, bis der Herbst 1939 mit einem Schlag das Schicksal seiner Familie verändert. Louis Begley erzählt in seinem ersten Roman die Geschichte unseres Jahrhunderts, eine Geschichte, die hier mit den mal märchenhaft, mal brutal einfachen Worten des jungen Maciek geschildert wird.

The Woman in the Window Was hat sie wirklich gesehen

Author: A. J. Finn
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 9783641220952
Release Date: 2018-03-01
Genre: Fiction

Der internationale Bestseller: von 0 auf Platz 1 der New York Times-Bestsellerliste und von 0 auf Platz 2 der Sunday Times-Bestsellerliste in England! »Der fesselndste Thriller, den ich seit 'Gone Girl' gelesen habe. A.J. Finn ist ein kühner Debütautor – meisterhaft.« Tess Gerritsen Anna Fox lebt allein. Ihr schönes großes Haus in New York wirkt leer. Trotzdem verlässt sie nach einem traumatischen Erlebnis ihre vier Wände nicht mehr. Anna verbringt ihre Tage damit, mit Fremden online zu chatten, zu viel zu trinken – und ihre Nachbarn durchs Fenster zu beobachten. Bis eines Tages die Russels ins Haus gegenüber einziehen – Vater, Mutter und Sohn. Bei dem Anblick vermisst Anna mehr denn je ihr früheres Leben, vor allem, als die neue Nachbarin sie besucht. Kurze Zeit später wird sie Zeugin eines brutalen Überfalls. Sie will helfen. Doch sie traut sich nach wie vor nicht, das Haus zu verlassen. Die Panik holt sie ein. Ihr wird schwarz vor Augen. Als sie aus ihrer Ohnmacht erwacht, will ihr niemand glauben. Angeblich ist nichts passiert ...