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Adolf Hitler’s Personal Copy of Mein Kampf is up for auction October 27, 2014 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, Content

 Mein Kampf  (My Struggle) is the autobiographical manifesto of King Nazi, Adolf Hitler. It is where he outlined his political ideology and future plans for Germany. It was written following the failed Munich Putsch in November 1923 and first published in July 1925. The book offered here is a later edition published in 1932. “It’s believed to be the only author-owned copy of the book known to exist” and if this auction is to be believed it is the biblio…

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A Birthday Salute to Oscar Wilde October 16, 2014 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, Content, Of Interest: Featured Books / Reviews

  “The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.” — “The Soul of Man Under Socialism” Photo by  Napoleon Sarony Ballad of Reading Gaol by C.3.3. Published by London Leonard Smithers 1898, First edition, one of 800 copies printed on handmade paper. Buy.     Oscar Wilde was our first literary rock star whose work continues to be widely read and his plays regularly produced. His epic 1882 tour of America has been referred to as…

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Ruetemple’s outdoor book spaces September 22, 2014 – Posted in: books in design, bookshops, Content, product design

Here are some Russian-made products worthy of importing. Ruetemple is an amazing architectural studio working out of Moscow. Their three book-related projects are each beautifully designed, incredibly functional and fit perfectly in an outdoor environment. They have at times, been placed in parks around Moscow. The Gazebo Features a small table for lunch or tea, and easy-to-clean slatted wooden floors. Pavilion Features a bar, a stage and plenty of event seating. Pop-up Bookshop The glass doors become…

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More Independent Resistance: This time from the Antiquarians September 18, 2014 – Posted in: Bookselling / Collecting, Content

  In mid-April 2014 the Austrian antiquarian bookseller Norbert Donhofer was elected president of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), an umbrella organization compromised of twenty- two national associations, including our own ABAA, representing thirty-four countries and around 1,800 individual affiliates.  In his first interview as President he noted that the most important project he was working on at the moment was “a strategic part-time cooperation with AbeBooks.”  He went on: The aim is that…

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Book Patrol is now offering social media services for the book set September 9, 2014 – Posted in: Books and Technology, Bookselling / Collecting, Content, Libraries

  Are you a bookseller who has been helplessly watching your online sales decline while still hoping for that early promise of selling books online to return? Are you a book or arts related organization looking to do more for your members at a reasonable cost? Are you a publisher looking to do more for your authors or a distributor looking to do more for your clients? Are you a library or museum with amazing collections that…

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