Collecting 101

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Collecting 101

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Apr 18, 2011, 11:58am

So, I've been invited to give a workshop on book collecting 101. It's been a while since I was a new collector, so I'm looking for a little help. What are things I can share with people who are new to collecting, or even just avid reader/hoarders who could become collectors?

Apr 18, 2011, 2:19pm

How long the workshop will be will determine the extent of the material you can present. If it's an hour, the presentation can be more anecdotal: How you became a collector. Things about book collecting you know now that you wish you knew when you first started. Entertain the group while you instruct by mentioning brags and also the mistakes you've made. Provide a handout with addresses of local bookshops and urls of book search engines etc.

Apr 19, 2011, 12:51pm

I just GOOGLED "Collecting Books" There's enough information there to fill a Semester long seminar on book collecting! Check it out and agonize over where to begin and end.

Giu 24, 2011, 10:56pm

any one who fancies himself a collector should have a subscription to FIRSTS -- the book collector's magazine. Google it and sujbscirbe. The husband and wife who started it in 1991 still run it and their acumen is almost encyclopedic in scope. I drool over every copy (which is probably why they stay so wet). They haVE back issues of almost all their mags except for a few months in 1991.

Modificato: Giu 26, 2011, 2:03am

Agreed. There's almost always something of interest to me in every issue.