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Tweet, tweet, blurb, blurb

by The bookworm on November 8, 2013

In 1906, an American humorist by the name of Gelett Burgess authored the book “Are You a Bromide?” On the back of its dust jacket the book featured a picture of a young, fictional woman Miss Belinda Blurb,  in the act of blurbing – “YES, this is a ‘BLURB’!” And so the term “blurb” was coined. […]


Have you been bitten by the bug yet? The rare book collecting bug that is. Once bitten, the unsuspecting individual is euphorically transfused with a passion for observing and collecting old master and modern firsts, literary and music manuscripts, illuminated texts, or early examples of the printed book. Another telltale sign of the bug is […]


With Christmas just around the corner, last minute shoppers are looking for ideas to buy gifts for their loved ones. Offering a rare book as a gift is definitely a choice that is not thought of by many but is nevertheless a wise choice for many reasons. Rare books are appreciated by many people because […]

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If you are looking to invest in a book or books defined as rare, old, used, vintage, unusual, antiquarian and so forth, chances are you will spend some hefty amounts of money. A lot of people become skeptical when buying a rare book for all sorts of reasons:  Is it as described?  Is it going to […]