First Edition Books: What Every Book Collector Needs to Know
Nothing gets a book collector’s pulse racing faster than the discovery of a first edition – especially a rare one by a famous author. But how can you be sure that a book is, indeed, a first edition? Deciphering the clues can be perplexing, especially if you’re a novice bibliophile To learn more about first editions, we turned to book expert Bruce MacMakin, who is Senior Vice President of the San Francisco auction house PBA Galleries . PBA specializes in fine antiquarian and collectible books, autographed ephemera, and works on paper. How does one identify a first edition? Each publisher has its own way of identifying first editions of its publications, and even those are not always consistent, especially when taken over a span of years or decades. Many state “First Edition,” usually…
101 Books To Read This Summer Instead of '50 Shades of Grey'
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10 Must-Read Empowering Books for Every Woman
All women need to be reminded, occasionally, that we are incredibly strong, dynamic, beautiful goddesses inside. Here are 10 books for woman to feel strong, empowered, and supported:
10 Things This Christian Doesn't Believe About The Bible
Whenever Christians talk about their faith with other Christians or with non-Christians the Bible is there, either as an overt discussion topic or as part of the background noise in the room. Many followers of Jesus assume that everyone believes everything about the Bible that they believe about the Bible, which makes for some very messy miscommunication and far too… Continue Reading 10 Things This Christian Doesn’t Believe About The Bible
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How Do Literary Agents Approach Diversity?
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The 7 magic reasons children love Little Golden Books Today is National Mother Goose Day! Mother Goose was one of the first 12 Little Golden Books released in 1942. I want to share the 7 magical reasons children love Little Golden Books. 1 This Little Golden Book belongs to On the inside cover of every book is that special page. The page that made us want to learn how to write our own name. The page that made the book our own! Once our name was in it, it was ours! It is no secret that little ones want to have something that is just for them. Courtesy Penguin Random House 2 Seeing the trademarked golden spine tells children that it is something they can read. Moms and dad flip through magazines during…
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