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I.  Book Care and Conservation
II. All About Books and Book Collecting
III. Orchid Books and Other Resources for Botanists and Gardeners
IV. Small Independent Online Booksellers and CoOps Need Your Support
V. Some Neighborhood Online Bookshops
VI. More Neighborhood Online Bookshops in the Chrislands community
VII. Good Causes

I. 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.

Care, Handling and Storage of Books

Tips on book preservation courtesy of The Library of Congress.

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 bookshelf.

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.

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II. 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 Tomfolio.com and at and at IOBA

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 related.

For Collectors, from the ABAA

Introduction to book collecting, evaluating books, glossary of terms, book collecting links, research resources.

Littera Scripta

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 parents!).

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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 propagation technique:

"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.

Gardening HQ

is 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 sub-specialties.

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IV. Small Independent Online Booksellers and CoOps Need Your Support

The Independent Online Booksellers Association.

Review their code of ethics, book terminology and description definitions. Also discover feature articles about book-related topics, seminars, workshops and author interviews. To visit the online bookshops of IOBA booksellers, visit iobabooks.com


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V. Some Neighborhood Online Bookshops

  • Bananafish Books 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 objects.

  • 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!

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VI. 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 & collectible books...

  • 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!.

  • TeaBakery (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).

  • St. 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.

  • SassyJack's 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.

  • Ravenroost 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 non-fiction books.

  • 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.

  • Perfect 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 Store.

  • MyBookieJoint (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 subgenre.

  • Military 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.

  • McDowell's 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 weekdays.

  • 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 quickly.

  • 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.

  • Laura 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.

  • IndyBookLady(Internet 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.

  • HonedEdgeBooks (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 Photography.

  • 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 serve you.

  • 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.

  • Fyrbyrd 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...

  • Eternally 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 worldwide.

  • 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.

  • Dave 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!

  • Darkwood 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 books.

  • 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 Many others.

  • 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 customer.

  • Byblos (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 Association (IOBA).

  • 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 Mennonite.

  • 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.

  • Book-Smiths (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.

  • Bookshop 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.

  • Bookshelf 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, and entertainment.

  • 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

  • BiblioMarket (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 every order.

  • 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 Juvenile Series.

  • 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 History.

  • 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).

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VII. Good Causes

Operation Paperback

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.

Are you the author of a non-fiction self-published book who 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.


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