AE Monthly Articles - November - 2005 Issue

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Auctions: The Perfect Storm

By Bruce McKinney

A few years ago the book "The Perfect Storm" by Sebastian Junger described the confluence of events leading, in his work of fiction, to a storm of gargantuan strength. This fall, in the field of printed works, auctions are experiencing a version of it. Lot volume has been huge and buyers are coming out in record numbers to absorb material as it pours into the marketplace. For the first time online bidding is materially affecting realizations. Consignments to auction are also increasing. Both eBay and AE are making it easier to find auction material that has until...

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An Interview with Terry Belanger of the Rare Book School,<br>Recipient of $500,000 MacArthur Award

By Mike Stillman
Money talks. When he was awarded one of the $500,000 MacArthur Foundation awards, Terry Belanger's name suddenly was heard by all kinds of people with little connection to the wor...

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Freeman's Begins Third Century with Celebration

By Bruce McKinney

The Samuel T. Freeman Company of Philadelphia celebrates its two hundredth anniversary this month with four days of important sales. It is the first American auction house to ...

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Biblio: Number Three Tries Much Harder

By Michael Stillman

If Number 2 needs to try harder, what must Number 3 do? This month we posed that question to Biblio, the online bookselling site that has moved into third position in this e...

Katrina

In Her Angry Path; Hurricane Katrina vs. Bookstores<br>Part One

By Karen Wright

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, my question was, what, if anything, can we as booksellers - comrades in arms, or perhaps arts would be a better word - do to help our fell...

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Book Marketing Mysteries: Meditations on Book Values and Pricing

by Renée Magriel Roberts

Pricing books to sell on the Internet remains one of the real mysteries of this business -- a heady mixture of magic and a sort of subjective science. To price ef...

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Extra, Extra Read All About It!!!

By Bruce McKinney

You could think the entire field of collectible history is found between the covers of books. You would be wrong but you would not be alone. Books tend to be reviewed when th...

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Alibris Bids Amazon Adieu, Adds "Search-by-Seller"

By Michael Stillman

Alibris recently conceded that the end has come to its reseller relationship with online book and everything else giant Amazon.com. Last month, Amazon announced that it woul...

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The Pearl is a Gem

By Bruce McKinney

In building a collection of Hudson Valley [New York] material I've been buying things for years. Along the way I've acquired important and unimportant, expensive and inexpens...

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