Biography of Stephen King

January 2, 2009 0

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, fantasy and science fiction. Having sold an estimated 300–350 million copies of his books, King is best known for his work […]

Stephen King Discusses Duma Key

January 1, 2009 0

In case you missed it, here is a video where Stephen King discusses Duma Key. A Note from Chuck Verrill, the Longtime Editor of Stephen King In the spring of 2006 Stephen King told me […]

Book Collecting: Purpose and Value

December 28, 2008 0

Book collecting is the bringing together of books which in their contents, their form or the history of the individual copy possess some element of permanent interest, and either actually or prospectively are rare, in […]

Signed First Edition Clubs

December 23, 2008 0

Below is a list of several signed first edition clubs you may be interested in joining.  This list will be updated periodically. If you know of any other clubs , please send me an email […]

Provenance – Definition, Books, Art, and Antiques

December 22, 2008 0

A book’s provenance is a copy’s individual history, from the moment it leaves the printing press until the moment it comes into your hands. Determining provenance is rarely possible, but books may include indicative items […]

The Value of Collectible Books

December 20, 2008 0

Collectible book prices are a finicky thing. So how to determine a rare book’s value? The best way may, in fact, be to sell it. Whenever the topic of collectible books comes up in discussion, […]

Book Grading Definitions

December 20, 2008 0

Very Fine (VF) The highest grade given to any copy. A crisp, fresh copy with NO flaws. Even a minor blemish must not be graded Very Fine – there will be NO “Very Fine except….” […]

Ray Bradbury Book Signing event

December 19, 2008 0

Ray Bradbury, science fiction legend, signing copies of his books. 12/20/08 3:00 PM at Borders Books – Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. About the Author Ray Douglas Bradbury (born August 22, 1920) is an […]

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