What is that string of numbers on the copyright page, and what does it mean?
What is a remainder mark, how can you identify them, and what do they mean to collectors and book-buyers?
A definition and explanation of the ISBN system for book identification, and tips on using them in online book searches.
Last night marked the premier of the first of two feature length films that make up the final book in the much-acclaimed Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.“
To celebrate this event, Laura Massey of “The Cataloguer’s Desk” blog has offered up a very clear and concise article to help you to determine if your copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is one of those rare and collectible first edition, first printings.
Go and have a read, and even if your copy is one of the battered and abused non-collectible editions, crack it open and let yourself enter the world of Privet Drive and Hogwarts again!
How you can tell the difference between a first edition, first printing, and a book club edition of a collectible book – and why it matters!
A simple guide to help in determining whether a book is in the public domain.
A guide on how to recall enough details about that one story that you loved as a child…