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Report from the Front – Death of a bookman

With great sadness, I report the death of list member Stephen Dunker of What Goes ‘Round books in Bayfield, Wisconsin. For those who don’t know, Steve had surgery for brain cancer last summer. He was doing well, then began to experience increased difficulties a few months ago and recently went into Hospice care. He passed […]

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report from the front – Seattle Book Fair Oct 13-14

Ian Khan @ Lux Mentis basically live blogged his trip to the Seattle Book Fair. and Ed Smith has sent in this little stream of consciousness post for us to enjoy all the high points. (remind me to start sending out disposable cameras to these guys) dateline: Seattle Book Fair – Seattle Center Thursday morning: […]

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report from the front – concord nh book fair

OK, I meant to post this 2 days ago. . . but I kept getting dragged away. Monday to trap an injured cat out in a wooded area . . . if you want you can go ahead and picture me squatting in the shrubs with a 20 foot long string attached to drop trap, […]

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report from the front – Atlanta Book Festival

The second annual Atlanta Constitution Decatur Book Festival, presented by Dekalb Medical, was held on August 31 through September 2, 2007. As part of the Festival, the 16th Annual 2007 Atlanta Antiquarian Book Fair sponsored by the Georgia Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association was held. Last year, the first year of the festival, 50,000 booklovers showed up […]

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Report from the Front – Carol in Colorado

Carol Brussel from Laura Nevada’s Library is liveblogging from the 29th Annual Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. 8.12.07 – The seminar is truly over, and all us little chickens have flown away home.* It included a rather astounding diversity of participants. Booksellers, true – new and old. Collectors thinking of becoming booksellers. People running businesses related […]

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Report from the Front – Carol in Colorado

Carol Brussel from Laura Nevada’s Library is liveblogging from the 29th Annual Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. 8.9.07 – i confess i started the latest range war. yes, the book seminar today was chock full of great presentations and fabulously helpful information, particularly for the internet-selling-impaired. we began by hearing from kevin johnson, who gave up […]

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Report from the Front – Carol in Colorado

Carol Brussel from Laura Nevada’s Library is liveblogging from the 29th Annual Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. 8.8.07 – you sell books. to sell these books you list these books. you innocently go from day to day, using your little database, blissfully unaware of all its pathetic limitations, its lack of knowledge of the book world. […]

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Report from the front – Carol in Colorado

Our own Carol Brussel from Laura Nevada’s Library was lucky enough to get a scholarship to this year’s 29th Annual Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar A Seminar for Booksellers, Librarians, and Collectors in Colorado Springs and is liveblogging for us. 8.6.07 – its only day two and already capitalization is dispensable. a full, intense day of […]

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report from the front – Carol in Colorado

Our own Carol Brussel from Laura Nevada’s Library was lucky enough to get a scholarship to this year’s 29th Annual Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar A Seminar for Booksellers, Librarians, and Collectors in Colorado Springs and hopefully will be blogging us daily. 7.31.07 – first thoughts The call came through when I was on the plains. […]

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report from the front – Chicago Printer's Row '07

in from Edwin “Win” Schaeffer: Last weekend was held the 23rd annual Printers Row Book Fair in downtown Chicago. “Printers Row” is historically Chicago’s area in which big commercial printing businesses and paper wholesalers set up; they are long gone, replaced by condos, hotels, restaurants, and other higher-margin businesses. This Fair, principally sponsored by the […]

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