Book Care and Conservation
Book Conservation Techniques
Courtesy of CoOL, Conservation On-Line. A project of
the Preservation Department of Stanford University
Libraries, you can find a full text library of conservation
information for all kinds of book and paper conservation
issues including mold, mildew, fungi, biological pests,
etc. Compiled for professional conservators, there is also
much useful information of interest to book collectors.
Book Repair Manual
An illustrated on-line book repair manual, courtesy of
Preservation Services, Dartmouth College Library.
|The Collector's Connection
The Collector's Connection at Biblio.com is a monthly
online column by Bern Marcowitz and Margot Rosenberg which
focuses on cleaning, repairing, protecting and storage of
collectible books and ephemera.
Everyday Care of Your Old Books:
The advice below is courtesy of retired book conservator Carol Pratt:
The paper and stitching of the book are old - as old as the book itself, and
they are not able to tolerate the kind of casual exercise we normally give to
books. Avoid opening the volume to a fully flattened position. Instead open the
covers no further than 120 degrees (less is better) and support them with your
hands or with some mechanical means, such as bricks, which have been wrapped in
clean Kraft or other paper. A book cradle, if you have one, is ideal. Do not
place any weight on the book when it is open.
Turn the pages carefully to avoid breaking or tearing the edges.
Do not use the pages of the book to flatten and dry plant materials or to
safeguard locks of hair or other mementos. These items are probably very acid,
possibly dirty, and plants introduce moisture. Moreover, placing these foreign
materials into the pages puts strain on the spine and its stitching, something
to be avoided.
Keep the volume in a room that is likely to be moderate in temperature and
humidity. Do not place it in an unheated space such as an attic or a basement,
and do not leave it exposed to sunlight. Swings in temperature and humidity will
cause rapid deterioration and irreversible damage to all parts of the book.
Protect the book from dust if you can, if it is displayed, by dusting carefully
with a gentle vacuum suction or with a "Magnetic" dust cloth of the kind used to
clean computer monitors. If not displayed, a wrapping of well-washed clean
cotton sheeting can hardly be improved on.
Shelve a large book on its side - DO NOT place oversize volumes upright on a
The book wants to be treated with deference for its age - not too hot, not
too cold, not damp, not too dry. Handle it gently and with respect. It has seen
many years and should endure many more.
More Everyday Care and Repair Tips:
DISCARDED: The Facelift for Ex-Library Books by J.Godsey can be found at
http://home.comcast.net/~gods1216/bookrepair.html Following an overview of book anatomy and useful supplies, you will find helpful
tips and illustrated techniques for remediating these problems: dirty book,
dirty dust jacket, writing, bookplates, pockets, stickers, call tags or tape,
crayon, cocked spine, shaken hinge, loose signature, loose leaf, torn leaf,
bumped corner, missing free endpaper, embossing, damaged endpaper, insect pests.
This economical guide is intended to help you cosmetically improve and extend
the life and usefulness of books that have already lived a rich and full life as
part of a library's circulating collection or perhaps your favorite personal
reading copies. It is not meant as a substitute for the restorative treatment by
a professional conservator as required for rare books. As the author notes, if
it has great monetary or sentimental value, it is probably best that it be left
'as-is' and/or restored by a professional conservator. Some short illustrative videos
of some of the simple repairs possible can be found by visiting the Bibliophile Bullpen,
a very entertaing and informative bookish blogspot found at http://bibliophilebullpen.blogspot.com
Also available from the
author are Book Deodorizing Granules at http://www.bookdeodorizer.com/
Displaying Your Special Collections:
Book displays for the obsessed collector can be found at
BookDisplay.net Acrylic display cases and book easels for your favorite books and special collections.
All About Books and Book Collecting
Collecting First Editions
A Guide to First Editions by Glenn Larsen is a classic guide to
identifying true first editions, with publishers'
identifying characteristics, number line interpretation and
how to spot reprint publishers and book club editions.
Additional reference material for collectors and book
lovers may be found at
and at and at
Books and Book Collecting
Steve Trussel's site is a classic "must- have"
bookmark. The home of "Set- Maker". An amazing
collection of sources and information about all things book
Deanna Ramsay's site compiles a wealth
of resources and information for book people, featuring search
engines, reference works links,how-to information, current
book-related news and ongoing discussion forums. Tips for buyers and
sellers, book care and first edition identification are just a
sampling of useful topics.
Author and Illustrator Signatures
Jill Morgan has an impressive list of
author and illustrator signatures for your reference. She also has
created Purple House Press and is in the process of reprinting
formerly out-of-print, hard- to-find books for children (and their
III. Orchid Books and Other Resources for Botanists and Gardeners
In response to popular demand, we try to maintain a varied,
current and informative selection of new, used, out-of-print and
hard to find books about orchids and orchid culture (just search by
keyword: orchid). Your suggestions are always welcome. We will
gladly special-order any Timber Press publications for you
and are very happy to distribute this special title on orchid seed
"Asymbiotic Technique of Orchid Seed Germination" by A. J. Hicks.
[Please Note: This book has just gone out of print, with a second edition
planned for early 2006.]
"The Orchid Seed Germination Manual" by the same author, is
still available for purchase at Ravenroost Books and covers much of
the same core material in a more concise text. More sources and
information about orchids and orchid culture may be found at the
author's site at
The Orchid Seedbank Project. OSP, founded in 1996,
works towards the conservation of orchid species by seed. They
archive and sell seeds of hundreds of orchid species, along with the
materials and information needed to germinate and grow them.
Botanical Literature/New York Botanical Gardens Library
Visit the LuEsther T. Mertz Library for botanical reference, and the
bookshop for New York Botanical Gardens Press titles in print. The
LuEsther T. Mertz Library is one of the world's largest and
respected of botanical and horticultural research libraries, with
over one million accessioned items including books, journals,
original art and illustration, seed and nursery catalogs,
architectural plans of glass houses, scientific reprints, and
photographs. Its diverse collections hold irreplaceable materials
that date back to the 12th century, as well as electronic resources
such as e-journals and searchable research databases.
a site full of links for resources for all aspects of gardening,
including: regional, biodynamic, container, children's, butterfly,
community, companion planting, greenhouse, desert, lunar, gothic,
herb, organic, moss gardening, zen, xeriscape, winter, urban,
tropical, shade, natural and many, many more topics and
Small Independent Online Booksellers and CoOps Need Your Support
Some Neighborhood Online Bookshops
An online used bookstore located in Pennsylvania, featuring thousands of used
books, rare books, and out-of-print books, with an emphasis on: art, science,
history, biography, religion, women's studies, children's books, and much more.
Proud member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA).
Books at Star Dot Star
We're passionate about books, always have been, always will be. We therefore
supply other bibliophiles (and other readers in general) with an eclectic mix of
rare, used, out-of-print and antiquarian books ephemera and other collectible
The Online Book
Store Offering friendly service along with a large and always growing
library of helpful how-to digital books.
Heritage Book Shop
is an internationally renowned antiquarian book shop specializing in fine copies
of rare books and first editions.
The Book Peddler Quality Used Books Online An online book store offering
gently used books in good condition. We specialize in paperback fiction of all
genres. We also offer a selection of non-fiction in many areas of interest. All
of our books are ready to ship, and our growing inventory is updated daily.
Receive a free book with every order!
More Neighborhood Online Bookshops in the Chrislands community
- White Unicorn
Books (Dallas, TX, USA) Welcome to the home of White Unicorn Books. We
specialize in (but aren't limited to) Science Fiction and Fantasy. Please search
or browse our inventory of hard to find, out of print, used, and rare books. If
you can't find what you like please fill out our off-line search form and we
will gladly perform a book search for you. 3/13/2006
- Wabi Sabi Books
(San Francisco, CA) We specialize in contemporary fiction, academic
nonfiction and rare out-of-print titles. Our more interesting bestsellers, award
winners, and unusual books are listed on Sunday nights. After 3 days we release
these books to the larger selling sites where they are quickly devoured. Ask
about discounts for libraries, students and seniors.
- Vintage Books
(Hunter Valley Wine Country, NSW, Australia) We are an online general used
bookstore with a slight bias toward Gardening, Cookery, Wine in non-fiction and
Romance, Crime, Mystery, Thriller in fiction.
- Uniwolf Books
(SC, USA) Eclectic diversity for the avid reader ...used, new, rare &
- Three Spires
Books (Fradley, Lichfield, Staffs, UK) We are a family run business in
the heart of Staffordshire, the village of Fradley being a few short miles from
Lichfield. The inspiration behind our name is the Cathedral of Lichfield, which
is the only medieval cathedral in the country with three spires. We specialise
in hard-to-find, used, out of print, first edition and rare books. We also have
a stock of signed and new books.
- Texas Book Lady
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.) Texas Book Lady is a cyberspace store only. All books
are in our possession, located in the beautiful hill country of Austin, Texas.
We carry Modern First Editions, Early 20th Century Firsts, Children's
Illustrated, Women's Studies, Texas Authors, and Texana. We are here to help you
with all your book needs. Satisfaction guaranteed with all orders!.
(Etowah County, AL, USA)Welcome to our online bookstore, family owned and
established in 1998. We offer of variety of new, out of print and used books
with strong holdings in mystery and psychology. With over 6,000 books in stock,
you are sure to find something appetizing for your reading pleasure. Our books
go great with a cup of hot tea and dessert. We take great pride in fair, honest
and dependable service with personal attention to every detail. We will provide
additional photographs and scans of any book, upon request.
- Sweet Beagle Books
(Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.) Thousands of out-of-print and rare books,
with especially strong holdings in history, military, and general non-fiction.
Can't find a book? Tell us your "wants" and let us do the searching. Member of
the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA).
Gabriel's Bookstore (Toledo, OH, USA) We are a family oriented online
bookstore. We care about the books we sell and buy. We care about the service we
give! My wife and I have 2 grown children and 6 grandchildren. We strive to
operate the bookstore on Christian principles.
- Scribes of Gor
Booksellers (Maple City, MI, USA) As Leelanau County's premier on-line
book seller, Scribes of Gor Booksellers carries a complete selection of used
books, including collectable Gor science fiction books by the famous author,
John Norman. We also carry a growing collection of books about Michigan,
especially the Grand Traverse region.
Books (Sevierville, TN, USA) Located in Tennessee, we specialize in Out
of Print Childrens books with a large variety of New, used and hard to find
books in over 100 categories.
- Roses Are Read
(Haverhill, MA, USA) A variety of books and movies. Specialties include
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Mystery but there are also many non-fiction items
from the run of the mill to the weird.
- Reading More
(Odessa, Texas) Our shop the Ye Old Bookworm is Located in beautiful
downtown Odessa, our family owned and run operation since 1991. With an open
bookstore and online bookselling offering a variety of thousands of quality used
and gently read books, in stock to chose from, covering just about every
subject, most titles listed are Out-Of-Print.
Books (Pennsylvania, USA) We specialize in uncommon, antiquarian, used,
rare and collectible books about natural history, the sciences, history of
science and medicine, botany, gardening, and horticulture. We also offer a
general selection of classic literature, poetry, first editions, reference and
- Prophecy Focus
(Ceres, CA, USA) An online bookstore specializing in Christian, family and
Times-relevant books, tapes and videos. New, used, out-of-print and rare.
Featuring a wide range of categories including history, biography, crafts and
children's. Selling world-wide since 1999.
- Poor Mans Books
(Egg Harbor Township, NJ, USA) We carry a general selection of used,
out-of-print, and rare titles at reasonable prices. We lean towards more obscure
material with largely older books. Some Decorative Bindings. All orders are
shipped promptly and packed with professional materials. We have over 10,000
books online and list more daily. We also feature free insurance on all orders.
Our website has a Language Translation feature.
- Pogo's Place
(Carrollton, TX, USA) Pogo's Place is an on-line only shop specializing in
collectible children's series, school annuals and yearbooks - particularly Texas
schools and used and collectible non-fiction.
- Pinacle Books
(Vermont, USA) Online bookstore offering a variety of new, used, and out of
print books. Our specialties include,antiquarian,collectible and out of
print,signed books,first editions, Children's books. Most orders ship within two
business day with prompt, personal service.
- Peter &
Rachel Reynolds (Dingwall, Scotland, UK) We specialise in Christian
books, mainly printed in 19th and 20th centuries, including reprints of earlier
books. Our books emphasise the evangelical / reformed perspective and include
some of Scottish and missionary interest.
Pines Books (Hale, MI, USA) We have a simple goal--to put just the right
book in the hands of just the right person, and hopefully build a successful
business doing something that we love as much as you do--reading, collecting,
discussing, and sharing books. At some point, every book collector runs out of
space for their own collection, and helping you build your collection seemed a
likely alternative! :) That's our goal, and our philosophy is that the only way
to do something well, is to do it right. You will find honest descriptions of
our books, fair prices, courtesy and professionalism at Perfect Pines Five &
Dime. For us, there is no other way to do business.
- Peacock Books
(Temecula, CA, USA) Located in Southern California we sell rare, used,
out-of-print, and new books featuring HISTORY and non-fiction.
- The Novel Shoppe
(Taylor, Texas, USA) Originally an online only bookstore located in our 80+
year old house which was beginning to sink from the weight of the books, has
become a brick & mortar store a few blocks away. Now open to the public, we've
expanded our inventory to include more than just books. Still doing business as
The Novel Shoppe, you can find us inside Aunt Teek's & Uncle Lectable's Vintage
(Reseda, California, USA) My Bookie Joint is the home of The BOOKie Joint.
Please search or browse our inventory of hard to find, out of print, used, and
rare books; we also feature back-issue pulps and popular culture magazines. Send
requests to us.
- Mr Mac Books
(Thornhill, Scotland) We specialise in books on Scotland but also hold a
large stock of general books. We are members of the P.B.F.A. (Provincial
Booksellers Fairs Association. Business) established in 1994.
- Mostly Romance
(Omaha, NE, USA) An online only bookstore specializing in MOSTLY romance.
There is a selection of other genres and subjects as well. Well categorized by
History Book Shop (Brooks, Maine, USA) In business since 1968, we
specialize in rare and out of print books in the areas of military, naval,
maritime, aeronautics, China and the Far East, history and biography. The small
town of Brooks (population 1,000) is twelve miles inland from the midcoast city
of Belfast, Maine.
Emporium (Anderson, SC, USA) McDowell's Emporium is an open shop
brimming with used, out-of-print, and select new hardback and paperback books.
Our inventory includes most major categories with large selections of
Literature/Fiction, Juvenile, Religion, Mysteries/Thrillers, Fantasy, Science
Fiction, Romance, Christian Fiction, Regional, and Cookbooks. We currently have
4500+ books in our ever-growing online inventory with more than 18,000 in our
open shop. We package our books with profound care and ship daily during
MagicCarpetBooks.com (Carson City, Nevada, USA) We offer used and rare
books including signed and first editions. Our specialties are Modern
Literature, Erotica, Curiosa, Hard-Boiled Mystery, Pulp Fiction, Science
Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Counterculture, and unusual Nonfiction.
- LJ's Books (Cody,
Wyoming, USA) Our specialties include religion, science, nature, children's
and literature, but we also offer a broad range of other categories. We seek to
provide a professional, courteous and efficient service, and to ship books
- Little Shop
of Books We are purveyors of used and rare books. Choose from our large
inventory or request a custom search. We have been very successful in finding
books for our customers. We are experts in the book business; let us complete
your book search for you.
- Linda's World
of Books (Southeast Texas, USA) Linda's World of Books is an online only
bookstore at the present time. I have over 16,000 titles available and more
added every day. My specialty is hard to find romance but I also have a large
selection of hardbacks and paperbacks in all categories. I have been an avid
reader all my life and love books. If I don't have the book you want in stock, I
will do a free book search for you. My shipping charges are very reasonable.
- LeftCoastEtc Books,
IOBA (Keyport, WA, USA) LeftCoastEtc Books, an online shop, has sold
used and collectible books on the internet since 1999. Please search or browse
our inventory of hard to find, used, and rare books and ephemera. Our inventory
offers general stock and out of print non-fiction in many areas of interest with
new listings added regularly. We take pride in accurate descriptions, prompt
shipping, careful packaging and personal service. Scans gladly sent upon
request. Proud to be a member of the IOBA.
Nevada's Library (Colorado, USA) Specializing in new and used books
relating to breastfeeding and human lactation. You will also find a good
selection of children's picture books, as well as many other fiction and
non-fiction books, with a developing section of German language books.
- Lana's Books
(Portsmouth, VA, USA) Located in the historic district of Olde Towne
Portsmouth, Virginia! An interesting collection of used and out-of-print books.
Online and searchable!
- KingChamp Books
(Daytona Beach, FL, US) A general-interest on-line bookstore, with special
emphasis on entertainers and other celebrities, royalty & the rich, crime, and
spirituality. Fast expanding in culinary, art and GLBT categories.
- Kennedy's West
(Plymouth,MA) We are an internet bookstore specializing in the American
West, Western Art and Western Collectibles. We also carry many items of rare and
out of print Americana. We list new items weekly and ship promptly.
- Kat's Kloset
Books for Christian Books (Colorado Springs, CO, USA) Kustomers Kount at
Kat's! Please visit us and browse our listings.
- Jackdaw Books
(Holt, North Norfolk, UK) Specializing in History we also offer a wide range
of other subjects which can be browsed on our website or, if you are visiting
this area, please call on us in our shop.
- Innes Books
(Shropshire, UK) Operating from the historic town of Ludlow on the borders
of England and Wales we sell used, rare and collectable books in a range of
categories, including: Poetry, Literature, Children's, Crime, Fiction and
Academic. We offer an efficient, speedy and personal service.
only Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) Our 8500 listings are comprised of used and
rare and 'nearly new' books on technical matters, history, politics, government,
gardening, cookbooks, handicrafts, antiques and juvenilia along with titles of
our favorite authors of fiction or classic works.
(Bird In Hand, PA, USA) Honed Edge Books keeps its professorial proprietor
occupied by offering an eclectic mix of books to "sharpen the mind and enlighten
the spirit." In addition to text and scholarly works, we provide many "just for
fun" books as well. Most of our inventory is post-1975 (with ISBN's) and many
listings include third-party synopses.
- HGBooks (PA, USA)
HGBooks is dedicated to providing good quality used, rare and out-of-print
books. We specialize in Non-fiction: Biography, History, Natural History &
Religion/Theology. We also have a good selection of Modern First Editions,
general fiction, especially historical novels, historical biographies,
mystery/crime fiction, and much more.
- Greg Newton
Books (Houston, Texas, USA) We stock interesting used and out-of-print
titles in many fields, with an in-depth selection of books about Architects &
Architecture, Antiques & Collectibles, United States & World History, and
- Great Lakes
Books (Two Rivers, WI) We specialize in previously read juvenile fiction
and nonfiction books, especially Newbery and Caldecott Award winning authors and
illustrators, Sonlight and FIAR curriculum books, juvenile series books, and
collectibles. We also have a large selection of biography and history books, and
adult/teen fiction. Great Books at Great Prices!
- Grandpa's Books
(Wisconsin, USA) Sellers of pre-1950 books: Civil War, History, novels, etc.
- Good Books on
Earth (Cheshire, OR, USA) an Internet only store specializing in Out of
Print, First Editions, Vintage Paperbacks, and Small Press titles.
- Golden Spike
Railroad Books and Videos (Tucson, AZ, USA)Thank you for shopping at
Golden Spike Railroad Books and Videos - the best railroad bookstore on the
Internet since 1999 with quality railroad books and train video titles plus
railroad atlases and maps. Also reasonable shipping costs, safe packaging and
order tracking are part of the service. With titles about the American
Locomotive Company to the Yosemite Valley Railroad Golden Spike is ready to
- Gloria Reiser's
Books & Esoteria (Quincy, IL, USA) Our specialties are: Psychology,
Religion, Metaphysics, Tarot (decks, books and more), Spirituality, and various
kinds of Needlework and other Crafts. We also carry cookbooks and general
fiction. We add new titles daily and strive to offer something for EVERYone.
Bookshop (Connecticut, USA) Where you'll find the best in Mystery and
Suspense, from Cozies-and-Capers to Hard-Boiled, with an extensive selection of
True Crime and Medicine.
- Folio Fine
Books (Toronto, Ontario, CA) Crisp, fresh clean pages, exquisite
hand-coloured plates, important works of fiction and non-fiction......these are
the things that get our hearts racing. Cruikshank, Doré, Dickens, Rowlandson,
Newton, and Töpffer - these are some of the names that excite and inspire. To
gaze upon the pages of Gustave Doré's London is to peer into soul of a great
city and be transported back to a different time. It is with this kind of
fervour that we seek out the great works of the past centuries and deliver them
to you at a fair price. We don't have a high priced store on Madison Avenue. We
leave the expensive mahogany shelves to you! What we do have is a selection of
fine books and ephemera for you and your family to adore for generations to
come. Thanks for visiting and stay awhile...
Thankful Books (Pennsylvania, USA) Online Christian bookstore offering
a variety of new, used, and out of print books. Our specialties include current
Christian titles, collectible and out of print Bibles, Christian, and Children's
books, and out of print contemporary Christian music. Most orders ship within
one business day with prompt, personal service.
- East Riding
Books (East Yorkshire, England) We are a British online bookstore. We
specialize in new, second-hand, rare and out-of-print books on all aspects of
music:- history, instruments, opera, musicology, ethnomusicology, jazz, and also
stock a small amount of sheet music and scores. Members of the P.B.F.A.
- Dromana Books
(Dromana, Victoria, Australia) quality, used, modern nonfiction on a wide
range of subjects. Former librarian, now an online dealer located on the
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia provides prompt, reliable service
- DML Auto Manuals
Sales Brochures and Motor Books Manuals, sales brochures and motor books
for all makes and types of vehicles and machinery from the early 1900's onwards.
New and used - hard to find collectibles and useful up-to-date information. We
also provide an automotive and machinery bookfind service if we do not have what
you are looking for.
- Diatrope Books
(Santa Rosa, CA, USA) We specialize in art, science, and cultural studies,
with an emphasis on academic and museum publications. With over thirty years of
experience in working with books, Diatrope Books brings a wealth of knowledge to
our business. Our carefully picked inventory is sold online, over the phone and
by appointment only. Please send an email or call us at 707 546 0557 if you have
a question about a book or would like to make an appointment. Upon request, we
are delighted to send images of any of our books.
Shoots, Bookseller (Saint John, NB, Canada) We specialize in
antiquarian, rare and used hardcovers, with an emphasis on non- fiction. We have
an extensive religion collection, as well as history, art, classic literature
and biography. Our children's section spans 1860 to 1970...perhaps we have your
favourite childhood book!
Online Book Sanctuary (West Yorkshire, UK)Welcome to Darkwood, our
Yorkshire Pennine home and online bookshop. We specialize in happy customers,
and have a general stock of books as varied as a rich fruit cake, with a light
icing of special items for collectors!
- Dan Glaeser
Books (Modesto, CA, USA) Specialties: Religion (Protestant & Catholic
Theology and History), California History, Children's Illustrated and Children's
Series. We try to keep a large stock of "Living History Books" available to
suppliment Home Schooling Curriculum.
- Curio Corner
Books (Austin, TX, USA) We have an open shop and carry antiquarian,
used/rare books and ephemera: Children's, Texas, American West, Science Fiction,
Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, Judy Bolton, Cherry Ames, Nancy Drew, and other series
- Crazy Horse
Books (Austin,Texas,USA) An online bookstore specializing in North and
South American Indians, Texana, Western Americana, Classical Texts, Civil War,
World War II, Judaica, and Signed First Editions. Books are carefully packaged
and shipped promptly.
- Confetti Antiques
& Books (Spanish Fork, UT, USA) Specializing in rare books,
out-of-print books, used books, secondhand books, and other hard-to-find books
and New LDS Books. We also have a great interest in Mormon / LDS / Latter-Day
Saints, Utah and Western Americana books, Autographs, and other Mormon ephemera.
Authorized reseller for Most Major LDS Publisher, Deseret Book, Covenant
Communications, Cedar Fort, Ogden Kraut, Pioneer Publishing, Signature Book, and
- Charter Oak
Books (Cromwell, CT, USA) Charter Oak Books has a general stock mostly
of out-of-print books, in Good or better condition. We carry a large number of
Signed or Inscribed books, Art books, and other Non-Fiction books. Our
proprietor is Marcia Goodman, who has been both a university librarian and a
government attorney -- always focused on helping people. If we don't have the
book you want, she will help you find it through her national and international
network of sources. Charter Oak Books ensures that our customers receive our
books in the same condition as described in our listings, both by packing each
book with excellent protection, and by insuring each book at no cost to our
(Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK) The name originated from 'biblion', which means
book in Greek. Byblos was incorporated as a private limited company in England
and Wales on 13th January 2005. The company was created as a cyberspace window
into the world of antiquarian books, taking the trade that blossomed in ancient
Phoenician times into the 21st Century. We take old fashioned values: quality,
integrity and customer service and blend them with modern efficiency and
technology, giving you security and confidence your experience with us. A member
of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA).
- Brick Road Books
(Ellensburg, WA, USA) We provide quality used and hard to find books to
satisfy a wide range of interests. Business, Outdoor Recreation, Cookbooks,
Textbooks, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery and Children's Books. Growing
collection of Vintage Paperbacks. Member, Independent Online Booksellers
- Bookworm's Nest
(Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA) Free shipping on all US orders over
$25.00! Offering a general selection of used, out-of-print, and rare titles at
reasonable prices. We are especially pleased with our large selection of books
for children of all ages. We also offer some interesting books on the Amish and
- Bookworm Buffet
(Templeton, CA, USA) Bookworms will find a delightful menu with something to
please almost every taste in family reading, with an emphasis on nonfiction. We
try to maintain a good selection of used K-12 textbooks, cookbooks, children's
books, Christian books, and Western Americana. We usually ship the next business
day after receiving payment.
(Metro Detroit, Michigan, USA) Book-Smiths is your neighborhood used
bookshop online. We have a good bit of everything - popular fiction, food &
cooking, mysteries, children's books, home & garden, and a large collection of
cat-related. We have new items arriving all the time - currently over 12,000
books online. Book-Smiths catalogs new books & ships daily.
Baltimore (Baltimore, MD, USA) We sell all types of books, generally
specializing in children's, history, Judaism, literature, military, and science.
All books are shipped with a tracking number. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Classics (New York, NY, USA)) Bookshelf Classics is an online bookstore
located in New York City's former Lafayette Hotel. We do not specialize in
specific genres. Instead we focus on obtaining first edition classics, out of
print and antiquarian books; works we believe will be welcome additions to your
library. Over the past twenty-five years we have offered, in addition to
antiquarian and collectible books, vintage magazines and controversial
publications including Scanlan's, Puck, Judge, The New Yorker, Vogue, New
Masses, The Liberator and Seven Days, among many others, and in genuine
correspondences from noted personalities in the worlds of literature, politics,
- The BookRanch
(Wyomin', USA) Purveyors of used/rare books and ephemera about: The Old
West, Wyoming, Cowboy Poetry, Guns/Firearms, and Ladies of Negotiable
Affections. Custom-built slip-cases and clam-shell boxes.
- Bookmaven, Inc.
(Ventnor, N.J., US)I have been a book collector for over 30 years. Seeking
out and browsing in dusty old bookstores (of times gone by) was a favorite
pastime of mine. For many years I managed an Antique, Rare & Out-of-Print book
shop,when the owner retired and I decided to continue on-line, I wanted to
provide the same personal experience as we did in our little brick & mortar
shop. This site and the book descriptions are designed to provide our customers
with the best information and the broadest search ability to find a book. Member
of New Jersey Antiquarian Book Society.
- Bookmark Books
(Wichita, KS, USA) We have a general stock of out-of-print & used books,
specializing in Children's Literature, Teen Books, Women's Studies, Poetry &
Art. Please search or browse our inventory.
- The Bookery
(Parkville, MO,USA) A small, family run, on-line bookstore with a large
selection of used and out-of-print books, including fiction, non-fiction,
children's and large print books. New books being added daily.
- The Book Bin
(Blaine, MN, USA) A northern Minneapolis area used bookstore, actively
buying, selling & trading used books. We have over 80,000 hardcover and
paperback titles (10,000 on-line) in most major categories, including, mystery,
romance, fantasy, science fiction, children's books, world history, U.S.
history, sports, crafts, cookbooks & much more. 763-784-5958
(Worton, Maryland, USA) BiblioMarket offers a broad range of subject
categories in it's new and used non-fiction book selections, along with the
usual fiction. Quick, professional, and courteous service. Orders shipped daily.
All major credit cards accepted. New titles added several times a week. 12,000
books presently online and growing.
- Bennett Books of
Oklahoma(Oklahoma City, OK)We're a general on-line bookstore with a
little bit of everything. Our goal is to provide exemplary service with each and
- B.N. Guffey,
Bookseller (Burkesville, KY, USA) Buying and selling out of print, rare
and collectible books and ephemera. Americana and Appalachia are of particular
interest to us.
- The Avocado Pit
(Charlottesville, VA, USA)An open shop as well as an on-line bookstore. You
will find a small but diverse selection of used books, including occasional
remainders and publisher's closeouts. There is a wide range of topics available
in paperbacks, softcovers, and hardcovers with emphasis on Art, Military,
Hunting, Virginiana, Technical, Cookbooks and Children's books, including
- As They Were
Antiquarian Books - Booksalot.com (Westminster, MD. U.S.A.) Buying and
Selling Quality Used, Rare and Out of Print Books Online Since 1994. While I try
to offer a general variety of titles, I usually have a very nice selection of
books relating to the following: Maryland Regional Histories, Civil War and
Military, Genealogy and Family Histories, Western Americana and American
Advertising Cookbooks (TX, USA) An online bookstore specializing in
vintage and modern advertising cookbooks, booklets, recipe leaflets and
brochures published by food manufacturers. We also offer regular cookbooks,
vintage and modern kitchen appliance manuals, and back issues of recipe
magazines. Find exactly what you're for with an easy search or browse by brand
name or food category.
- Abstract Eye
Books (Wilmington, NC, USA)Specialists in new, used, and rare books on
photography and the arts with general stock. Full line of Replogle globes, plus
a selection of antiquarian maps and prints.
- A Reader's
Corner (Louisville, KY, USA) We are a general used-bookstore with over
50,000 volumes in stock in almost all categories. We have a large selection of
philosophy and religion. We also stock many remainders, audio books, CDs,
Videos, and can order New Books. Since 1997.
- A Book Nook
(Ocala, FL, USA)A Book Nook new/used bookstore. Save on the High Cost of
Reading. Clean used paperbacks, most half price or LESS! Purchase more than 5
books & cut the added per book price in half! CONTEST! Look under FAQ to find
out how to enter!
- A Book
is a Wonderful Thing (Ashland,OH)We are an online bookseller of new,
used & out-of-print books, tapes & ephemera. We enter new books weekly & ship
quickly (usually the next day).
VII. Good Causes
Recycle your paperbacks and provide reading for the troops. OP is a grassroots
organization of family and friends who collect gently used paperback books and
send them to American troops deployed overseas.
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cannot list with the big chain stores? If you would like Ravenroost Books to
stock your book, contact us to discuss our terms and whether your book fits into
our range of inventory and customer needs.