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Amazon’s AbeBooks Faces Ban From Antiquarian Book Dealers

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Amazon is facing backlash from hundreds of antiquarian book dealers across 24 countries who are vowing to pull books off a website owned by Amazon for a week in protest of a move by the website to ban sellers from specific countries around the globe. According to a report in the New York Times, the protest against AbeBooks, which includes more than 250 antiquarian book dealers,…

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Virtual Bookshops

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Here at Ash Tree Books, we are an online bookshop.  So the reality is, we are just as much “here” as we are “anywhere”!  Presently we do not have a physical storefront, although that is a future dream for us.   For our weekly Collector Blog article, we wanted to share with you the Epilogue from a book by Jorge Carrión, called Bookshops.  The title of…

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How to Care for Books

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The following essay is one chapter featured in a book called A Passion for Books, which is a collection of sixty classic and contemporary essays, stories, lists, poems, quotations, and cartoons on the joys of reading, appreciating, and collecting books. How to Care for Books by Estelle Ellis and Caroline Seebohm In 1880 William Blades wrote his comprehensive The Enemies of Books.  This classic, though filled with…

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