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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 34, August 20, 2000, Article 7

USED BOOK SOURCES 

   [Editor's note:  as mentioned previously, we generally avoid 
   referencing businesses or commercial web sites, but the 
   following submissions are sure to be of interest to bibliophiles, 
   especially those who are still new to using the net to search for 
   books,] 

   Howard Daniel writes: "Paper Treasures is a very large used 
   book and periodical store at 9595 Congress Street in New 
   Market, Virginia which is open seven days a week.  Their 
   mailing address is P.O. Box 1160, New Market, VA 22844 
   and their telephone number is 540-740-3135.  In their 
   "Hobby" section, they always seem to have numismatic 
   material that would be of interest to NBS members.  It is rare 
   that I find something in my area of interest (Southeast Asia), 
   but I often see old U.S. auction catalogs with and without the 
   prices realized, and many other U.S. numismatic publications. 
   Their prices are reasonable and every NBS member should 
   stop there when they are in the northern half of the Shenandoah 
   Valley of Virginia." 

   Doug Andrews of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada writes: "I am 
   an avid reader of The E-Sylum. I offer the following reviews of 
   used booksellers' websites that may well interest NBS members. 

   The first is abebooks.com.  This site boasts a staggering 19 
   million listings from used book vendors. It bills itself as "the 
   world's largest network of independent booksellers." Online 
   payment is accepted by participating dealers. 

   A search using the keyword "numismatics" returned 4750 
   matches; "coin collecting" some 820.  These are significant 
   numbers, and represent offerings that are focused on American, 
   British, and Canadian numismatic interests. There are, however, 
   many volumes dealing with ancient and European coinage and 
   related topics. 

   The other website is alibris.com. It offers books sold by both 
   itself and by member dealers. Alibris guarantees the security of 
   its online payment system.  Its trademark is "Books You 
   Thought You'd Never Find," and it seems to live up to this 
   promise.  The books cover a considerable range of worldwide 
   numismatic tastes.  Searching under "numismatics" returned hits 
   for 1691 volumes. 

   Both websites offer browse, search, payment, and shipping 
   options that show the companies operating them intend to be 
   competitive  with the most advanced e-tailers on the Internet." 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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