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Win the Battle against the Bookworm

By Kristin Masters. Nov 30, 2011. 7:44 AM.

Topics: Rare Books, Book Collecting, Book Care

Mother Nature can wreak havoc on rare books. Sunning, water damage, and humidity can all cause damage to your collection. Another enemy of your books may also be lurking on your shelves: the dreaded bookworm. Bookworms will tunnel right into the block, riddling the book with countless gullies and channels.


Antiquarian Books - Is It More Than "Old Book Smell"?

By Kristin Masters. Nov 23, 2011. 1:56 AM.

Topics: Rare Books, Book Collecting, Book Care

We all know that aroma. Perhaps it evokes trips to the library as a child, or the cozy ambience of a grandfather’s study. It’s the distinctive scent of old or used books.


Cook up Something Delicious This Thanksgiving

By Kristin Masters. Nov 9, 2011. 12:26 AM.

Topics: Rare Book Gift Ideas

What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving? Perhaps it’s the golden brown turkey, or Grandma’s green bean casserole. But we know it’s probably the pumpkin pie…Whatever your Thanksgiving Day favorites may be, find some inspiration to shake things up this year.


Legendary Authors: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens has inspired generations of writers, readers, and book lovers. Born in 1812, Dickens earned the reputation of preeminent novelist of the Victorian era. His contributions to literature mean that Charles Dickens’ books remain incredibly appealing to rare book collectors. Bet you didn’t know these tidbits about Charles Dickens:


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