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 first edition designations and
issue points for 1,000ís 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
#12, 16 February 2004
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From the Editor
A new feature at BookThink - Premium Content - will be launched next month in the
March 15 newsletter. If you've been looking for insider tips and information on how to
grow your bookselling business, look no further. NOTE: Gold Edition replaced regular Premium Content on August 2, 2004. Learn
how to subscribe.
Book Power Made Easy
The Case for
With approximately 29,000,000 books and printed materials currently housed in the
Library of Congress and who knows how many more millions not in this collection, how can a
bookseller ever hope to accumulate enough knowledge about a significant percentage of books
to make intelligent buying decisions? Well, the answer lies in the acquisition of expansive
knowledge, which, unlike garden varieties, literally propagates in your mind with almost no effort,
fitting you out in Seven League Boots for your journeys into Book Land.
Building Your Flashpoint Library
What's the absolute, hand's-down best thing you can do with your time as a bookseller? The answer may surprise you, and yes, it has something to do with John Steinbeck.
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9 February 2004>>>