Category Archives: Collecting Old & Rare Books

Collecting Old & Rare Books: The Not So Gentle Art of Wrapping Books

Recycled cardboard

by James Dawson   Recently I bought a somewhat valuable book from a beginning bookseller who didn’t understand how important it is to make sure books are properly wrapped to protect them from damage when they are being mailed. Here is some of our correspondence: Hello, Jim, The Jones book has shipped! I’m kind of […]

To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question

To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question

To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question Collecting Old and Rare Books by James Dawson Why do we collect books or anything else for that matter? Not everyone is a collector, of course, but I’d bet that there have been collectors ever since there have been things to collect. Probably some caveman’s […]

Collecting Old & Rare Books: Grandma's Old Books

Collecting Old & Rare Books: Grandma’s Old Books – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2012 by James Dawson One of my favorite bookshops ever was on Route 50 a few miles south of Cambridge, Maryland. Don’t look for it now, because it is long gone, but I used to see it from […]