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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 […]

'Twas the Night

'Twas the Night

…and Other Holiday Classics by James Dawson Christmas was the holiday that was just waiting to happen. For whatever reason, whether it be there to fill a spiritual or an emotional void, it waits for us at the beginning of winter to give us a warm boost into the chilly new year. We moderns may […]

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 […]