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Interloc
Interloc's private database system allows members to connect via modem to a vast international marketplace filled with more than 2 million books, maps, photos, manuscripts, prints, and graphics.
E-Mail Lists For Book Lovers
I'm kind of a mailing list junkie. On the off-chance that anyone else shares my little vice, here are some mailing lists for readers and collectors. If you know of any lists that I've missed, please let me know. deanna@ramsaybooks.com
list of literary newgroups
sorted by subject. Most of the time you'll be able to click on the group, and read the posted messages.
Out-of-print.com
The Internet Site for Locating Out-of-Print & Rare Books
BooksCanada
The website for the new mailing list dedicated to Canadian antiquarian books
Book Links from D.J. McAdam
This page is primarily intended for book collectors.
Welcome to Acses
Compare book offers on the Internet!
Acses checks out prices, availability, shipping times and shipping costs of your book at over 20 online stores!
Deanna Ramsay
Some Great Canadian Book Sites
Here are some of my favourite Canadian sites relating to books, writers and libraries. This list got way, way too long, so I've broken it up into subsections...
Sangorski Sutcliffe and Zaehnsdorf
alt.bookstore
Search our 2 Million book database and huge inventory for your favorite titles - by author, title, keyword, subject or ISBN. "If you can't find it at alt.bookstore, it probably doesn't exist".
http://www.eskimo.com/~recall/index2.html
Recollection Used Books (http://www.eskimo.com/~recall/links.html : page designed for content, so you can come back again & again & find new places to go & explore. Literally, this page is designed to spend time in. If you're in a hurry, you may want to go elsewhere. If you know of site we should add, or find any needing updating, let us know at recall@eskimo.com or in the Comments page!
http://www.rockingstone.com/boekenvondst/
Boekenvondst antiquarische internetgids voor Nederland
http://www.bibliofind.com/mailinglists.html
Der Buechersammler
homepage for German speaking Book-Collectors
Digital Librarian: a librarian's choice of the best of the web
See Also:
Archives & Manuscripts | Books & Reading | Children's Literature | Librariana

ABAA Booknet -- Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America
Advanced Book Exchange -- Service for buying and selling out-of-print, used, rare and antiquarian books; searchable and browsable
American Antiquarian Society -- Worcester, Massachusetts
Antique Books: Thibadeau-Benoit Method D-Lib Magazine, September, 1997
Antiquarian Book Exchange
Antiquarian Book Network -- UK
Archive of Watermark Images -- Robert W Allison, Bates College
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library -- Yale University site provides a useful Guide to the collections
Berkshire Antiquarian Book Fairs
Bibliocity -- "Rare & collectible books &c. from leading international antiquarian booksellers"
Bibliofind -- "Worldwide marketplace for buying and selling old, used and rare books"; provides Search Form and will include, by the end of September, AB Bookman's for-sale listings
Bibliographic Society of the University of Virginia -- Provides cumulative Table of Contents for Studies in Bibliography, searchable or browsable by author or volume
Bibliographical Society (London)
Bibliographical Society of America
Bibliographical Society of Canada | La Société bibliographique du Canada
Biblioklepts -- Christopher Reed's article on book theft from university libraries; March-April issue of Harvard Magazine
Bibliophile
Bibliophile Research Tools
BIBSOCAN - Internet Discussion Group on Bibliography -- Bibliographical Society of Canada
Bienes Center for the Literary Arts This Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Special Collections and Rare Book Library site features online Exhibitions, (including ABC books from the Jean Trebbi Collection) and a Newsletter
Book Arts Press at the University of Virginia
Book Lovers: Fine Books and Literature -- Piet Wesselman, Wesselman Books, Amsterdam
Book Sales in America -- Gives dates and other details about used book sales run by libraries and non-profit groups
Bookbinding and Bookbinders in Bologna -- University of Bologna
Books & Book Collecting -- Steve Trussel
Books Go to War: the Armed Services Editions in World War Two -- Virtual catalog of an exhibition held at the University of Virginia, April 20 to September 10, 1996
Booksearch Online -- "Ultimate tool for buying and selling used, rare, and out-of-print books "
Briar Press Home -- Site devoted to promoting the art of letterpress
British Library's Treasures Digitisation Project
Buyer's Market - a Selection of Recent Acquisitions -- University of Virginia Library
Center for Book Arts -- New York
Center for the Book in the Library of Congress -- Provides links to Book-related organizations and programs and to Book Fairs and Literary Festivals
Christies International
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature -- University of Virginia
Colophon -- 20th century artists' books; New York
Color Printing in the Nineteenth Century -- University of Delaware Library, Newark
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts -- "Specializes in the treatment of art and historic artifacts on paper"
Conservation OnLine
Cornell Rare & Manuscript Collection
Cotsen Children's Library -- Princeton University collection is "one of the great concentrations of primary source material (20,000 items), principally in the form of illustrated books, but including prints, drawings, manuscripts, games, puzzles, hornbooks, and toys, among a great many other objects. These range from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries in a variety of languages from French and German to Farsi and Urdu." Provides information on October 30th Inaugural Conference Playing with Knowledge: Text, Toys and Teaching Children in Georgian England
Current ABAA Electronic Catalogs
Czech Avant-Garde: European Art and Photography in Book Design, 1922-1940 -- Exhibition in the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Pasadena, of books and journals from the collection of Zdenek Primus
Denis Gouey Bookbinding Studio
Descriptive Bibliography: An On-Line Tutorial -- Stephen Ramsay, Department of English, University of Virginia
Digital Catalogue of Watermarks and Type Ornaments Used by William Stansby in the Printing of The Workes of Benjamin Jonson -- David L. Gants, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia
Duke University Special Collections Library
English Short-Title Catalogue -- University of California, Riverside
ExLibris Archives -- "Electronic news and discussion group for those interested in rare books and special collections"
First Books by American Writers: 1786-1984 -- Georgetown University Library, 1997
Friends of Dard Hunter -- "An international organization with a diverse membership whose interests center around handmade paper and related arts and crafts"
FYI France: Book - Dealers in France -- Jack Kessler
George A. Smathers Libraries' Department of Special Collections -- Hightlights from this University of Florida site include Fore-edge Paintings, Eric Gill, John Buckland Wright and the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
Graphion's Online Type Museum
Guide to the Book Arts and Book History -- Andrew K. Pace, Catholic University
Herbals & Early Gardening Books from the Doris and Marc Patten Collection -- Catalog of the collection includes images, listing by subject, author and title; Special Collections, Hayden Library, Arizona State University
Heritage Book Shop -- Los Angeles
Hundred highlights from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek -- National Library of the Netherlands
Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts -- Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library; 100 medieval manuscript images arranged by country, author, call number or date
In Aedibus Aldi: the legacy of Aldux Manutius and his Press -- Brigham Young University
Information about the Book and Book Arts Community -- Oak Knoll Books
Interloc -- Provides a browsable database of over 2 million books for sale and a Missing/Stolen Book Alert
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
John Carter Brown Library -- "One of the outstanding libraries of the world in the field of the history of the Americas, North and South, prior to 1825, and of European history as it bears on the Americas"
Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller -- New York
Knops Boekrestauratie -- "Conservation & Restoration of Books and Paper"
Latin Place Names -- "Contains most of the Latin place names contained in the imprint field of pre-1801 books in the catalogs of the University of Chicago, Yale University, the Huntington Library, and Brigham Young University, together with their modern English (AACR2R form) equivalent"; Bibliographic Standards Committee, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. See Also: Names of printing towns from the Cathedral Libraries Catalogue
Library Company of Philadelphia -- Their searchable on-line catalogueWolfPAC, (named in honor of Edwin Wolf 2nd, 1911-1991, Librarian, Library Company of Philadelphia, 1953-1984) includes records for most of their Afro-Americana collection, and all of their 18th century British and American imprints
Library of Congress: American Special Collections
Lilly Library -- Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Indiana University offers an online exhibit Fine Art of British Bookbinding and also allows you to search the manuscript collection
Milne Angling Collection -- "One of the largest collections of angling literature in the United States. In the 1960s, Helena & Douglas Milne donated their collection of fishing books, periodicals, artwork and ephemera to the University of New Hampshire." Includes a helpful list of Fly Fishing Resources
The Most of Special Collections -- 21 categories of the most rare, important, peculiar, or deplorable items in the collections; Special Collections Department of the University of Virginia Library
Mr. Bland's Evil Plot to Control the World -- Miles Harvey, Outside Magazine, June 1997
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC) -- Library of Congress
New York Public Library Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Newberry Library -- Chicago
Notes from the Special Collections -- Describes some of the major collections at Dartmouth
Packaging the American Word: A Survey of Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century American Publishers' Bindings in the General Collections of the Library of Congress
Peter Verheyen's Book Arts Web
Pop Up World of Ann Montanaro -- Exhibition of pop up books at Rutgers
RBMS [Rare Books and Manuscripts Section] Bibliographic Standards Committee Resources for the Rare Materials Cataloger -- Developed for the 1997 workshop "Internet Resources for Rare Book Cataloging" by Eric Holzenberg, Librarian of the Grolier Club and and Laurence Creider, University of Pennsylvania Library
Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) -- Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association and maintained by Steve Ferguson, Princeton. Site highlights include Your Old Books: Frequently asked questions about rare books and book values, and Tables of content for all issues of Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarianship1986-1996
Rare Books Around the Net
Rare Books, Manuscripts Archives & Special Collections -- Indiana University, Bloomington
Repositories of Primary Sources -- Terry Abraham's excellent list of over 2000 sites with holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources
Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking
Rosenbach Museum & Library -- Philadelphia
Serendipity Books
Serif - the Magazine of Type & Typography
Skin Deep -- Selections from J. Hewit & Sons bi-annual newsletter; includes introduction to the tanning process and procedures for identifying and treating various types of leather problems
Sotheby's
Special Collections on the Web -- Maintained by Andrea Bean Hough, University of Houston
Syndicat national de la Librairie Ancienne (SLAM) -- France's professional association of antiquarian booksellers
Swann Galleries -- New York auction gallery offers first online auction catalog for June 19th
Swiss Association of Antiquarian Book Sellers
Thomas L. Gravell Watermark Archive -- Compiled and maintained by Daniel W. Mosser and Ernest W. Sullivan, II
Tiny Tomes: the Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books -- Over 150 images with descriptive annotations; University of Iowa Libraries
Toronto Centre for the Book
Turn of the Century Fantasy Illustration
University of Alabama MFA in the Book Arts Program
University of Idaho Book Arts
University of Iowa Center for the Book
University of Oxford Early Printed Books Project -- "Foreign Books in Oxford Libraries"
Williamsburg Imprints Program -- Virginia Imprints Before 1781
Yahoo! - Books: Antique, Rare and Used
Yale Library - Arts of the Book
Book Collectors' Site
Glenn Larsen's premier site for book collectors. Here you'll find the tools and information you need as a collector of fine literature, rare, used, antiquarian, and collectible books.

Judi Fouts Patrick
Finders Keepers Out of Print Book Search for Libraries
P.O. Box 2189
Woodville, TX 75979-2189
USA
voice (409) 283-2643
fax (409) 283-3386
findkeep@interloc.com
Book search for libraries by a librarian
The Dutch Antiquarian Booksellers' Association
(Nederlandsche Vereeniging van Antiquaren NVvA) was founded in 1935 with the object of promoting reliability in the trade of old books and prints. From the very start applicants had to comply with stringent regulations, the purpose of which was, and still is, to give purchasers guarantees of quality. Similar organisations exist in numerous other countries. These formed themselves in 1947, with the Dutch Association as one of its promoters, into the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), composed of associations from 22 countries. Members of the NVvA are thus part of an international network of dealers who, thanks to their expertise and to the rules of behaviour imposed by their associations, form the best contacts for collectors of old books and prints.
BOOK SALES in America
Your Guide to Used Book Bargains.
ANTIQBOOK, provided by the NAN
antiquarian booksellers online, the market & information place for antiquarian books and booksellers online. The NAN booksellers, their specialities and online catalogues, Searchable databases. Where you can search for books by author, title, subject, etc. Information pages: the information place for antiquarian bookseller and collector. Register your Wants. Inform us about your book wants, or take a look at the desiderata lists. nan@antiqbook.nl
Rare Book Mailing List
The Internet address of the List is: Rare-Books@smartlink.net
The Purpose of the RBML
The primary purpose of the Rare-Books Mailing List is to provide a forum for the sale of high-quality antiquarian and collectible books, manuscripts, graphics and ephemera through what will be, in effect, an ongoing quality book catalogue. All postings to the List will be "moderated" - scanned by the List-Owners before dissemination to subscribers - in order to insure that high standards are maintained, and that postings will appear in an easily-readable and uniform format. There will be no "chat", and Want Lists will be limited to one day per week.
WHAT'S NEW ON THE ABAA-booknet and booknet-international SERVERS
Here are recent changes or updates that you may not have seen. Offerings by various ABAA and other ILAB members are "hot-linked" directly to their booknet home pages.
Curious Kiwi Books
Out-of-print Book Search. Curious Kiwi Books is an on-line bookstore dedicated to helping people locate out-of-print and hard-to-find titles. We will search for any title you wish and provide you with availability and price before your order is processed.
ABE
Scholarly, scarce and out of print books. Your can search and browse our inventory of 500 books online, and you can search ABE which includes us and 350 other bookstores.
The Clique
established in London in 1890, is the world's oldest specialist publisher and provider of information services for the antiquarian book trade.
Ashworth Books
Your Want List / Sale list List and send as many search requests or sale items as you like For sale items please include postage to Ashworth Books in your price
RARE BOOK LIST
Homepage of the moderated Rare Books List.
UK Book Fairs 1996-1997
STEVE RUSSEL BOOK COLLECTING PAGE
book search and library access forms, an expanded version of the Biblio reference book list, bookseller association links, glossaries and other potentially useful information. A site that deserves a place in your colection of bookmarks!
THE ADVANCED BOOK EXCHANGE:
ABE offers the largest database on the Web of used, out-of-print, rare and antiquarian books. Fully searchable by author, title, publisher and subject. Thousands of stores worldwide. ABE is a book exchange service designed for the out-of-print, used or antiquarian book buyer or seller. ABE charges member bookstores to put their books for sale on the Web. In other words the seller pays a fee. Buyers and searchers pay nothing to ABE; we're happy just to have you drop by and try us out ... so come on in and look around!
Bat d’Argent List of bookdealers
More than 2400 addresses of bookshops worldwide with the object of offering to professional and private people efficient means of research. Open to all second-hand and antiquarian booksellers . Enrolment free of charge. -except for special advertising ...
Book Hunter Press
Publishers of The Used Book Lover's Guide Series,a series of six fact filled regional guides to over 6,000 used, rare and antiquarian book dealers by David S. and Susan Siegel.
BIBLIOCITY
Bibliocity Pty Ltd (the accent is on the "o") is a company dedicated to supporting rare book selling on the Internet. It has invested heavily in developing software technology that permits both individual booksellers and groups of booksellers to offer services of unprecedented range and responsiveness. It is dedicated to the highest technical, professional, and business standards.
BOOKS UNLIMITED
Online catalogues contain only a small fraction of overall inventory. Bookssearch service
THE INK COMPANY
Rare and out of print books-booksearches.
Blake's Books
an online used and antiquarian bookstore. Carrying a wide array of books for scholars and readers in all subjects, including art, philosophy, religion, math, science, history, literature and the humanities. You can search for individual titles by author, subject, publisher or keyword, or browse through catalogs in over forty subject areas.
STILTJACK BOOKS
British company specialising in booksearch and modern first editions - principally English and American fiction and poetry. Stiltjack issues regular catalogues, copies of which can be found in this Website.
BOOKNET-INTERNATIONAL
the world-wide gateway to rare, antiquarian books. Providing access to home pages, catalogs, and other on-line book resources for members of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
NAN
Antiquarian Book Herald (see: MAILINGLISTS)
BIBLIOPHILE :
Homepage of the BIBLIO mailinglist.
INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC DIRECTORY OF SECOND HAND AND ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSHOPS
Directory with more than 2400 addresses of bookshops worldwide with the object of offering to professional and private people efficient means of research. Open to all second-hand and antiquarian booksellers. Enrolment free of charge. -except for special advertising-
INTERLOC:
the electronic marketplace for books. Overnight the database 'wanted' is compared with the database 'for sale'
WWW.BOOKSERVE.COM:
Dedicated to providing the largest selection of books...
BOOKSEARCH ONLINE:
The Ultimate Tool for Buying and Selling Used, Rare, and Out-of-Print Books A Service of The Spoon River Press, a Division of BookQuote, Inc.
ABC BÜCHERDIENST:
ABC Search Engine. Find more than One Million titles from Germany, the U.S., Spain and the Netherlands .
ACORN BOOKS:
Booksearch has become a very large part of their business the last couple of years. A homepage very much worthwhile visiting.
BOOKWIRE:
A McKinsey 4-star site on books (mainly new books)
ALADDIN's CAVE
of book-related sites. Here you can add your own URL.
COMPUSERVE's
site for bookcollectors. Very informative and big site...
OAK-CREEK BOOKS
Online selection of antiquarian, used and out of print books. By combining the catalogues of many booksellers in the world Oak-Creek books provides a simple and fast way to browse the antiquarian book shops of the world.
A BUNCH OF BIBLIOPHILE WEBSITES...
AARDVARK, THE ANTIQUARIAN:
collective site for antiquarian bookdealers. Credit card transactions only..
ANTIQUARIAN BOOK NETWORK:
integrated searchforms.
INTERNET ROADMAP TO BOOKS:
mainly links to new books, some antiquarian..
THE USED BOOK LOVER's GUIDE SERIES:
most comprehensive listing of used, out-of-print and antiquarian dealers in the US
ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS ON THE NET,
offered by Swiss Ant.Bookdealres Ass.
ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSTORES ON THE WWW
RARE BOOKS, and USED
books on the internet
BOOKLOOK and it's CATALOGUES
offer assistance in searching for out-of-print books
ZUBAL,
online booksearch service and BOOK AUCTIONS
WHAT'S NEW FOR BOOK LOVERS,
tells you about new Internet resources related to books.
THE IBIC GUIDE TO BOOK-RELATED RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET:
cheque for yourself! Numerous links.
INTERNET BOOK INFORMATION CENTER, Inc.:
Joint project by Sun Microsystems and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
PANDORA'S BOOKS:
Pandora's Books is a mail-order only bookstore which has specialized in out-of-print science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery since 1973.
GLYN'S:
Out of print? Glyn's Booksearch is very thorough, professional, and international!! -- and there are no search fees, no obligation. Send details of the book(s) you want and your contact details, then leave it to Glyn's. Glyn's booksearch has been successfully finding and supplying out-of-print books for almost ten years.
KBC ON-LINE BOOKSTORE LIST:
Both new & used book stores available through the Web; over 100 dealers listed.
BIBLIOFIND:
The marketplace for buying and selling old, used and rare books.
Amazon Books:
Booksearch service




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