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Three Simple Tweaks to be Efficient in Business

This is the season that many sellers list and cull and reprice. Keep in mind that we still should be attending sales, thrift stores or our favorite scouting places, cleaning, and inventorying books all while packing books to get out the door. This can totally overwhelm the solo bookseller. What’s a

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Local and Regional Hot Books

Don’t overlook your particular region for scarce or collectible books. A scanner comes in handy to find such gems but also having a feel for local touristy or popular authors, illustrators, or memorabilia of your region is a potential gold mine. We live in the upstate NY area. One of

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Jolly Roger Bradfield

A Featured Children’s Books Illustrator A successful creator of children’s books, he has won awards for his writing and illustration in this field and has had his books chosen as Junior Literary Guild selections. Bradfield is perhaps best-known for writing and illustrating the comic strip Dooley’s World, which was syndicated world-wide by

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13 Places to Find Used and New Books to Sell Online

It’s been said books are everywhere. This is very true. We have some ideas of where you can find inventory even if you don’t have what you think is a local source to find books. Here are thirteen suggestions: 1. Your own shelves: what are you and your family ready

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Collectible Author & Illustrator Duo

Gene Zion has authored several titles. His wife illustrated quite a few with him. Their seasonal books also can be worth a bit. We have sold this book three times and each time for about $100! Once for $149! It is scarce but can be found. Gene Zion is an

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Charles Harper Collectible Work

  If you know collectible children’s illustrators or illustrators that got their start before fame means you can find value in otherwise mundane paper. Finding their works outside of their genre and means you can not only capitalize on them but have a knowledge advantage over about 90% of the

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Learning about Lotting Our Books

When the market is a little soft sometimes it helps to be a bit ingenious with your listings. At present, many booksellers are finding success with lotting paperback book series. These are an excellent find when picked up on the bag sale. I recommend not spending more than a quarter or so on each title […]

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Mission Statement; Do You Have Yours Written?

Planning for success. Writing your mission statement. Do you know what your goals are? Think of your goals as the objectives to complete the mission. Like the saying goes if you don’t know where you’re going you’ll surely get there. The mission statement is a parameter that envelopes the goals. An

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Thingamu …..What?? Collectible Book Alert

Some things just are learned as you go along in your trade. This particular series has several books worth about $30.  Click here to see the Thingamujig completed sales on eBay There are several titles in this particular series: Dos and Don’ts Book of Manners Health and Safety Christmas Help

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Video Training

We have a tutorial of The Three Investigators uploaded to You Tube for your convenience. The link is here Three Investigators

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