Collecting Franklin Library – The 100 Greatest Series

Collecting Franklin Library – The 100 Greatest Series

Collecting Franklin Library – The 100 Greatest Books of All Time Series Praised for their decorative fine leather-bound books, Franklin Library offered several stunning series for book collectors built specifically for the home library. The most basic of these series is known simply as, “The 

Standing Tall – Caring for Book Spines

Standing Tall – Caring for Book Spines

Standing Tall – Caring for Book Spines Books need support too. We often turn to our old favorites or new discoveries for lessons or relief in our lives, but those pages need our help. When the pages are bound together, they form a textblock and 

Buyer Beware – Understanding “First Edition”

Buyer Beware – Understanding “First Edition”

Buyer Beware – Understanding the term “First Edition” What it is and what it isn’t We recently acquired a rare and collectible book, one that you only find every few years. While searching through comparable books and doing some price comparisons prior to listing the 

How to Handle Books

How to Handle Books

How to Handle Books There are several things that many so called book “lovers” do that can be quite irritating: such as writing or highlighting, dog-earring pages, attaching ex-libris stickers, or otherwise damaging a book. But there is nothing as frustrating as seeing other book 

Book Dealer vs Book Scout

Book Dealer vs Book Scout

At its basic level, there are three parties involved in the book buying process: 1. book collector, 2. book scout, and 3. book dealer.

Safely Shipping Books

Safely Shipping Books

Safely Shipping Books You’ve sold a unique and wonderful book online to a new customer or simply giving it as a gift. No matter the recipient, your hope is for the book to arrive in the same condition as it did prior to shipment. Unlike 

Book Club Edition Books

Book Club Edition Books

Dealing with Book Club Edition Books You’re browsing through a section of newly discovered books and see a book you’ve been hoping to find. You’re beyond excited but you temper your enthusiasm as you think to yourself, “Is this too good to be true?” You 

A Day in the Life of a Book Scout

A Day in the Life of a Book Scout

A Day in the Life of a Book Scout In a nutshell, a book scout can be described as a combination of treasure hunter and dumpster diver. While the former is a more glorious observation and the latter a bit of an exaggeration, the truth