General news on collectible, rare, out-of-print books

Check Old Comic Books for Value

I was glued to three Big Bang Theory sitcom episodes in a row last night and made a mental note to check out my local comic book store, like the main characters do every week. The next day this article from Dr. Lori popped up on the collectible comic book trade, Collectibles and the Big […]

Pack Library Asheville Book Sale Nov. 18

Bookends Used Book Store at Pack Library will be having a collectible book sale on Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This sale will feature antique and collectible books, first editions and rare finds for bibliophiles. The collectible books will be in Lord Auditorium on the lower level of the library. […]

Welcome to Our Curious Little Book Shoppe

Welcome to our curious little book stop, a haunt for book buyers, readers and collectors who are still passionate about owning printed and bound books. We collect and sell vintage, out-of-print, contemporary collectibles and used books of all genres in our Amazon store. We also offer links for other sources of collectible and vintage books, […]

H.P. Lovecraft Letters Volumes 1-5 Up for Bid

On June 16, 2011, PBA Galleries will hold a live auction of several lots that include a complete set of the Arkham House printings of H.P. Lovecraft’s letters. Volumes 1 through 3 are printed in editions of 2500 copies each. Volumes 4 and 5, printed in 5000 copies each, are still in the publisher’s shrink […]

Eric Ambler Spy Thrillers Elevated the Accidental Protagonist For fans of espionage and intrigue, several Eric Ambler vintage books are coming up for auction on June 16, 2011, at PBA Galleries & Auctioneers. The sales include a rare First American Edition of  A Coffin for Dimitrios. (Knopf, 1939). (Lot 5). I have not read Ambler’s novels, but after reading old and newer reviews, […]

Private Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

A private collection of early Science Fiction and Fantasy literature including Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy, Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle, Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land and other titles and authors will be up for auction at Swann Auction Galleries, on Thursday, May 12, 2011. Other authors include Arthur C. Clarke,Ursula Le […]

Seth Godin Pokes the Publishing Industry

What’s not to like about Seth Godin’s world? One of the most well-known marketing thought leaders today, Seth Godin has built a worldwide platform and written 13 best selling books by sniffing trends and changes in the wind, then packaging his thoughts into pithy, small manifestos heralding the new order of things and why you […]

Your Favorite Books Enshrined in Wood

Wood. Paper. Books. They go together, and nowhere more visibly than in an end table noted in Galley Cat. Artist Jane Dandy will build a Custom Stacked Book Side Table in which she will embed your favorite books. Cost is about $1800. Promoting her work in her Etsy online store, Jane shows a photo of […]

Bill Henderson Champion of Print Books

Books are our history and our future. If they survive, we will, too. Books, readers, writers—on this tripod we keep the faith. – Bill Henderson, co-editor wih James Charlton of Book Love, from Pushcart Press. Bill Henderson, co-author of Book Love, published by Pushcart Press, has written an interesting article on the environmental impact of […]

Swann Fine Books Auction April 7, 2011

Swann Auction Galleries is holding a Fine Books & Manuscripts auction April 7, Thursday, at 10:30 am. The sale includes illuminated manuscript leaves, incunabula & early printing, 19th & 20th century literature, press & illustrated books, and sets & bindings. Exhibition Hours will be held Wednesday, April 6, 10 am – 6 pm. For more […]