Here are a few websites of interest to readers, book lovers and book collectors.
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Book Search Sites:
Support independent book dealers by shopping for books on this site which is owned and operated by an international co-op of booksellers. The books are cheaper and the dealers abide by a code of ethics.
“The world’s largest marketplace for rare books.”
Book Collecting Publications:
A 20 year old resource for book collectors both novice & experienced.
Provides information & news for collectors of rare books, maps, prints, etc.
Book Collecting Sites:
Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America - Learn about national events, browse the best catalogues and read articles.
A blog by Richard Minsky, founder of the Center for Book Arts in New York city and an influential book artist. “While a traditionally trained bookbinder, his work challenged traditional bookbinding techniques.” An innovator in many ways, his works have featured barbed wire, rat and pheasant skin and a gas mask.
This site gathers information and images for the forthcoming book, Nineteenth Century Dust Jackets,” scheduled for publication in 2012. It is a fascinating history of rare books and their dust jackets.
The best book inventory software available... for booksellers or book collectors.
This is the site for The Lilly Library, the rare books, manuscripts and special collections library of the Indiana University Libraries. Learn about exhibitions, events, news and blog posts.
The Book Inscriptions Project started when its founder found a book in an underground bar with an intimate message written in it. That chance discovery started him opening thousands of books at garage sales and library sales in search of more intriguing, personal inscriptions. A record of these fascinating, humorous and touching messages are found on this site and people are adding to the archive every day.
The Miniature Books Society site is a clearinghouse of information for miniature book (less than 3 inches) collectors and enthusiasts.
Local Book Events
Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association - Your source for information concerning the Annual Twin Cities Book Fair.
Provides updates and news about the Chippewa Valley Book Festival.
The Minnesota Center for Book Arts is “the largest and most comprehensive book arts center of its kind in the nation” and celebrates the book as an art form. Located in Minneapolis, it is host to numerous exhibitions, events and activities. It also offers studio space and study programs.
Other Book Store Sites
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