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#Japanese #Bookseller Buys Almost Every Copy Of New #Murakami Book To Protest @Amazon | HuffPost #books #authors

A Japanese bookseller is fighting back against online retail giants like Amazon by buying up a staggering 90 percent of the first printing of a famous Japanese author’s new collection of essays. 17 more words

Librarianship

Swallows and starlight: Memories of Brampton Bryan

Our journey started in Hertfordshire and finished in Herefordshire; two places often confused on address labels, but they are very different! We towed the press for 4.5 hours before arriving at our destination for the weekend – Aardvark Books at Brampton Bryan, deep in the quiet lanes of the ‘Marcher’ land of England and Wales. 384 more words

Events

Will we finally see the rise of independent bookstores? | The Friday Article

In an article published by The New York Times last Saturday, Amazon employees spoke out about the way the company has treated them. Since then, the article has prompted criticism of the online retailer, with some shoppers boycotting the site and choosing to buy their books – or other products – elsewhere. 418 more words

General

Cataloguing for Booksellers

There are days when I gasp in admiration at the sagacity, sophistication and sheer scholarship of some of my colleagues in the rare book trade. A perfectly catalogued book is a beautiful thing. 521 more words

Booksellers

People, Prints and Progress – Or, Why are Prints Important?

Though relatively scant scholarly attention has been paid to the subject, I would go so far as to suggest that the printed image is at least as important as the printed word to the progress of Western civilisation. 48 more words

Antique Prints

The Book-Hunters of 1888 (5)

To pick up from previous posts and continuing our journey around the sale-room, we come to:

(10) Mr. W. Reeves – seated to Quaritch’s left and puzzling over the quarto currently on offer is the veteran William Dobson Reeves (1825-1907), born into the London book trade over sixty years earlier.   1,601 more words

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