Tag Archives: Antiquarian Books

Is It Mold ?

One of the hazards in collecting and/or selling antiquarian and secondhand books is the frequent presence of mold. Active book mold is usually identifiable, as it is typically damp and fuzzy, but inactive mold can often be confused with dirt, … Continue reading

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Self-Serving Sunday

What everyone should do today:

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Shaking Up Antiquarian Books

You don’t need to be an antiquarian book geek like me to enjoy the wonderful collection of literary gifs at De Motu Librorum.

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Weight of Knowledge

London-based photographer Simon Brown’s wonderful show The Weight of Knowledge just closed at New York City’s Benrubi Gallery, but here are a few images from the exhibition that are sure to warm any bibliophile’s heart on a cold winter’s day. … Continue reading

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The Biblia Antiquarian Bookshop Case Files

h/t to follower Akira O for the link to this video series Based on the bestselling novels by En Mikami, “The Biblia Antiquarian Bookshop Case Files” (Biburia Koshodo no jiken techo) is a popular Japanese television series that features Shioriko, … Continue reading

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Ah, the aroma of old books

As a life-long bibliophile, I have always found the scent of old books, antiquarian bookshops and libraries intoxicating. And who doesn’t love the smell of a brand new book? The infographic below explains just what causes those wonderful aromas. If … Continue reading

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That Old Book Aroma

As a bookseller and book collector, I’m surrounded by books every day. The distinctive scent of old books is a constant intoxicating companion. This fascinating infographic explains just what causes the aroma from antiquarian volumes, as well as new books.

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