BookThink provides resources for online and open shop
book dealers, book collectors, and serious readers.
Resources already in place or scheduled to be added in
the coming months include 1st edition designations and
issue points for 1,000’s of publishers; detailed and
illustrated book terminology; a moderated book forum;
an extensive library of active and pertinent
book-related links; reviews of books about books; and
tutorials on practical book repair, grading, buying
for resale, selling books online and off, building a
personal collection, and more.
The BookThinker Newsletter
#5, 3 November 2003
10 November 2003>>>
Important announcements for BookThinker readers.
Are You Cooking the Books?
Mold, book lice or rolled spines getting you down? Before you try any mad-scientist experiments
with your microwave oven, read BookThink's analysis of microwave usage for archival purposes.
From the Editor
A Short Introduction to First Edition Identification
Is it possible to simplify a topic as hopelessly
complex as first edition identification? We’ll try to
do just that here – or at least dramatically narrow
the playing field to a manageable size.
How To Identify Book Club Editions
Book club edition identification can be a crucial step
in the process of identifying first editions. Knowing
a handful of publisher’s designations for BCE’s will
help you spot them like the pros. Find out more here.
Collecting the Science Fiction Book Club
If you collect Science Fiction Book Club editions,
look here for a detailed examination and chart of
gutter codes used to identify the all-important first