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ISSN 1547-9501

#66, 10 April 2006

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17 April 2006>>>

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Book Repair for BookThinkers
How to Restore Gilt

One of the more common faults encountered on vintage and antiquarian books is gilt damage, whether it's chipping, fading or rub out. It's a surprisingly easy repair, however, and Book Repair editor Gail Altman discusses two techniques today.


Gold Edition #26
How To Become a Full-Time Bookseller
Part IV: Inventory Outside the Box
Issue #26 of the Gold Edition is now available for purchase. This is Part IV of a four-part series on How to Become a Full-Time Bookseller Purchase now.

From the Editor
Important announcements for BookThinker readers.

In Memoriam
Collecting Science Fiction

Science Fiction Editor Tim Doyle received an email recently, started a reply, and the next thing he knew he had an article. Wish I could that! What a great time saver. In any case, in today's column he expands on some points he made in an earlier BookThink article, "Signed Books - Measuring Their Value."

BookThink's Top 10 on eBay
February 2006

Pamela Palmer's February Top 10 on eBay appears today with new stuff and old - but surprisingly no Harry Potter. Alcohol and drugs seem to be the topics of choice instead, fully 8 of the 20 titles. Most interesting of these was a beat up copy of William Burroughs' (writing as William Lee) first book, Junkie. Seems it's the blonde on the cover that carried the day. Junkie also landed in a much more common Ace Double - still very much worth grabbing.

50/50 Issue #11
Now Available

Issue #11 of 50/50 is now available for purchase; its focus is "Period Architecture Design and Home Decor Bookselling." Subscribe today here.



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BookThink Update
3 April 2006>>>

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Further Adventures in Book Land
An Interview with John Dunning

As promised, Media Editor Catherine Petruccione's interview with bestselling mystery writer John Dunning appears today. His new book, The Bookwoman's Last Fling, is scheduled for release in late May, and Cathy, who has had the pleasure of reading it, reports that it's yet another successful entry in the popular Cliff Janeway series.


Profits in VHS Tapes
Documentaries and Other Nonfiction

Get your scouting books out again. You may recall my article on DVDs sometime back - how fitting them into your bookselling schemes can be both easily accomplished and profitable. Today the topic is VHS tapes, and if you think that they've been supplanted by DVDs, think again. Pick your spots, and results can be surprisingly rewarding as well. Here to show you what some of those spots are is new BookThink columnist William Klimon.

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