Author: Ian C. Ellis
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.
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).
Author: Sandy Dolnick
Publisher: American Library Association
Release Date: 2005
"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.".
This reference work covers the supernatural and speculative fiction published by Arkham House Publishers, Inc., of Sauk City, Wisconsin. In 1937, promising Wisconsin writer August Derleth decided to publish a collection of the stories of his recently deceased friend, H. P. Lovecraft. After two years of failed attempts, Derleth and another Lovecraft fan, Donald Wandrei, published the collection themselves under the name of Arkham. In the years that followed, Arkham House published the works of many of the foremost American and British writers of weird fiction, including Basil Copper, Lord Dunsany, Robert E. Howard, and Robert Bloch. Arkham published Ray Bradbury's first book, Dark Carnival, in 1947. The work begins with a history of the house and biography of August Derleth; it also includes a chapter on H. P. Lovecraft’s connection to Arkham. The main body of the text consists of chronologically listed descriptions and current values of the more than 230 titles published by Arkham House and its two imprints, Mycroft & Moran and Stanton & Lee. These entries detail editions, reprints, special points, restoration, care, buying and selling, investment, and future trends. Other features include alphabetical indeces of titles and authors, lists of scarcity and value ranking, a list of annual stock lists and catalogs, and a bibliography of reference literature. The book is illustrated throughout with dust jacket reproductions and photographs.
Bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright discovers that some treasures are worth killing for in this novel in the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series. Brooklyn is thrilled to be appearing on the hit TV show This Old Attic as a rare-book expert and appraiser. Her first subject is a valuable first-edition copy of the children’s classic The Secret Garden. After the episode airs, a man storms onto the set claiming that the owner of the book, a flower seller named Vera, found the book at his garage sale, and he wants it back—or else. Afterward, Randolph Rayburn, the show’s host, confides in Brooklyn that he’s terrified by the man’s threats and fears that he is being stalked. When several violent incidents occur on the set, Brooklyn and her security expert boyfriend, Derek, are shaken. But Brooklyn’s discovery of Vera’s corpse in her flower shop convinces her she has to find the killer—before her chance at prime time and her life are canceled...permanently.
Treasure hunter Bess Cantrell is used to picking through junk, looking for elusive gems that she can sell. Undiscovered antiques, rare finds… it's her world. But then her shop is ransacked. Someone is looking for the "Wicked" Bible— a rare and valuable edition—and they'll do anything to get it! Former Ranger Lex Sanborn is trying to pull his life together after almost losing it in battle. But being assigned to watch over the quirky and irresistible Bess is distracting him from thinking about his military past—by getting him out of his pants! Because when Bess wants something, she knows exactly how to get it….
Author: Allen L. Scarbrough
Release Date: 2002-08-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
This book is designed as a guide to the world's great literature for the uninitiated or marginally familiar. Author commentary guides the reader into the why's of each work and its importance for a self-education. Designed as a one year program for self education this book will also aid in the critical understanding of what literature has to offer the enlightened soul.