Book Collectors

A group for the discussion of books that are desirable and of interest to collectors. We like all subjects related to book collecting, including themed collections, first editions, old books, archiving, taking care and storing collections, distinction between a "collection" and an "accumulation" of books, and more.
This could be a place to share tips and post want lists. The possibilities are endless.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Pinned — OT: Books About Books - a project in progress5 unread / 5Glacierman, March 20
Dust Jackets47 unread / 47Glacierman, March 2
Awesome finds30 unread / 30chrirob, January 20
We're going to need a bigger bookcase...9 unread / 9booksforreading, January 9
Bookstores closing1 unread / 1booksforreading, December 2023
Some collecting paths9 unread / 9Keeline, December 2023
reading now and reading plans24 unread / 24booksforreading, November 2023
When you can't afford it and buy it anyway (familiar?)8 unread / 8rocketjk, October 2023
Here's an uncommon title....2 unread / 2wcarter, September 2023
book designers/creators11 unread / 11Angelbomb, September 2023
Books about books bibliography project5 unread / 5Glacierman, May 2023
Collectible book terms4 unread / 4varielle, May 2023
Anybody here still collects records?9 unread / 9booksforreading, May 2023
Latest addition with interesting history4 unread / 4booksforreading, February 2023
OT: Caring for your collection5 unread / 5booksforreading, February 2023
"Caring for Your Personal Collections: A Conservator’s View" - Virtual Lecture, 3/25/236 unread / 6lilithcat, February 2023
Where to find First editions and how to get the right price?31 unread / 31Glacierman, February 2023
Collecting Book Club Editions33 unread / 33Bernarrd, January 2023
Ex libris Glacierman4 unread / 4Bernarrd, January 2023
A book from my library4 unread / 4Glacierman, November 2022
Accumulation of books we have not read :)12 unread / 12booksforreading, October 2022
Illustrations in books8 unread / 8Bernarrd, October 2022
How we define this group?26 unread / 26booksforreading, September 2022
selling collections12 unread / 12cindydavid4, September 2022
Thomas B. Mosher/Mosher Books5 unread / 5Crypto-Willobie, September 2022
Favorite Authors14 unread / 14Glacierman, August 2022
History in 3 V16 unread / 16booksforreading, July 2022
Term for "fake facsimiles" ?9 unread / 9Keeline, June 2022
Sarob Press, Ash-Tree Press, and others19 unread / 19Bernarrd, June 2022
organizing and managing your shelf space6 unread / 6booksforreading, April 2022
Collecting paperbacks5 unread / 5booksforreading, April 2022
Different collections82 unread / 82Bernarrd, March 2022
Unique Gift Ideas For Book Collectors13 unread / 13Keeline, November 2021
Electronic vs paper books23 unread / 23booksforreading, September 2021
Hoarding26 unread / 26eblomstedt, August 2020
separate antiquarian collection?22 unread / 22cbellia, June 2020
Websites for collectors?6 unread / 6varielle, May 2020
Basbanes and Paper11 unread / 11Keeline, December 2019
How to Describe a Book2 unread / 2legallypuzzled, October 2015
"Signed First Edition" Sticker9 unread / 9dyarington, June 2015
ILAB Newsletter / Fine Books & Collections Blog1 unread / 1Crypto-Willobie, July 2014
Question about John Reed's "The War in Eastern Europe"20 unread / 20rocketjk, January 2014
Home libraries6 unread / 6Keeline, December 2013
How to get editions with different cover and same ISBN5 unread / 5antonomasia, October 2013
The Secret Bookshop and Heritage Open Day 20131 unread / 1westermanyarns, September 2013
'Ripping Yarns' and the Tale of the Forgotten Author1 unread / 1westermanyarns, September 2013
Helgi the High-Born -- Help with pricing?5 unread / 5rocketjk, April 2013
Why I collect7 unread / 7jtm3, January 2013
National Geographic10 unread / 10ironjaw, December 2012
Books on spiders3 unread / 3jordantaylor, December 2012
Disaster7 unread / 7jordantaylor, December 2012
Weeding in your books23 unread / 23jordantaylor, December 2012
Starting a new collection29 unread / 29Coessens, November 2012
Collecting Digital Books9 unread / 9jlabeatnik, October 2012
Collecting Classics: Which Edition?10 unread / 10jordan.ethier, October 2012
Finnegan’s Wake: An unreadable masterpiece and an Irish friend5 unread / 5Africansky1, July 2012
Please consider helping us be considered for a $250K for the love of books and book lovers.10 unread / 10amysisson, July 2012
How do you organize your books?32 unread / 32Africansky1, July 2012
Anybody familiar with Knee-Deep in Thunder?5 unread / 5rocketjk, May 2012
ILAB Newsletter3 unread / 3LolaWalser, April 2012
Reading signed books24 unread / 24jlabeatnik, April 2012
Anti-Ultra Violet Film for Windows?8 unread / 8cosmicdolphin, February 2012
Brooklyn Book Festival1 unread / 1songx, September 2011
IDing First Editions of Random House and Scholastic4 unread / 4bookstothesky, June 2011
Collecting 1015 unread / 5bookstothesky, June 2011
Interests30 unread / 30andyray, June 2011
Free Pass to Boston Book & Paper Expo (7 May)1 unread / 1JBD1, April 2011
Barnes & Noble offering collectible books?5 unread / 5atullar, April 2011
How do you deal with cover stickers?20 unread / 20bertilak, March 2011
The Book Obsessed - Youtube Videos4 unread / 4goddesspt2, March 2011
Bauman's Rare Book Catalog4 unread / 4papyri, March 2011
Clay, Loeb, and ITR2 unread / 2MyopicBookworm, February 2011
Worth repairing?6 unread / 6lilithcat, February 2011
basketball books4 unread / 4dyarington, January 2011
Facsimile Dust Jackets3 unread / 3dyarington, November 2010
Collectors on SE Asia1 unread / 1WalterEJTips, November 2010
Borrowing Books, your thoughts?28 unread / 28susancorpany, September 2010
Facimile Dust Jackets1 unread / 1eugenegant, August 2010
Iconic Book Covers2 unread / 2legallypuzzled, May 2010
Defining Collections9 unread / 9Collectorator, March 2010
Collecting one author entirely20 unread / 20andyray, March 2010
Resources for book collectors.11 unread / 11rudel519, March 2010
Prints and collections2 unread / 2dyarington, February 2010
Outstanding bookstore in Tucson1 unread / 1AmanteLibros, January 2010
Yet another group: Bibliomysteries1 unread / 1benjclark, December 2009
Who collects Jean de Bonnot?1 unread / 1ironjaw, December 2009
Want List1 unread / 1Randy_Hierodule, December 2009
Dalmatian Press2 unread / 2moibibliomaniac, November 2009
Library of America8 unread / 8DeusExLibrus, November 2009
Greek Readers2 unread / 2DeusExLibrus, November 2009
International Collector's Library and Black's Readers Service2 unread / 2benjclark, November 2009
Tell me what you are collecting...24 unread / 24DeusExLibrus, November 2009
My Shelving needs help!10 unread / 10benjclark, October 2009
book magazines5 unread / 5benjclark, September 2009
Small/Specialty Presses3 unread / 3cbellia, August 2009
Creating personalized bookplates12 unread / 12SomeGuyInVirginia, June 2009
Pico Iyer's Signature3 unread / 3dyarington, May 2009
Bookshops2 unread / 2cbellia, April 2009
Thomas Jefferson's anonymous translation of [Ruins of Empires] by [[Volney]]2 unread / 2Collectorator, April 2009
Buying first editions that are signed.15 unread / 15cbellia, March 2009
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