✅ Best Used And Rare Book By Lawrence Goldstone
Fantastic book – couldn’t put it down – What always peaks interest is people who love books almost to the point of obsession. So you began this read by thinking that it was going to be a journey into great searches for great reads. There were some interesting bits and pieces throughout the book and if you are thinking about embarking on becoming a book collector this might be a good jumping off point. You can learn through some mistakes they made plus learn from the booksellers that they encountered in their journey.
Are you searching for your favorite old, rare, or out-of-print horse books? These ten tips will help you find them!
- 1 Visit your local public library.
- 2 Search free online libraries.
- 3 Go to the book sales at your public, school, and university libraries.
- 4 Visit your local secondhand bookstores.
- 5 Search rare, used, and out-of-print bookstores online.
- 6 Check your attic.
- 7 Host a book party.
- 8 Join or start a book club.
- 9 Share and pass on your favorite stories.
Visit your local public library.
Today’s libraries offer movies, music, video games, and community events, but they still have those great book collections that are decades – and sometimes centuries! – old. Check your library’s online catalog, ask a librarian, or browse the shelves, and you may find your favorite old books – and a few new ones to try.
Search free online libraries.
Go to the book sales at your public, school, and university libraries.
When I went to a book sale at the Regenstein, the main library at the University of Chicago, I snagged a ten-volume, illustrated, edge-marbled, 19th century set of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels for fifty cents per book. Whether you’re searching for a multi-volume series or a single picture book, if you dig through the book sales at your public, school, and university libraries, you may find unexpected – but much beloved – treasures.
Visit your local secondhand bookstores.
At your neighborhood’s secondhand bookstore, you’ll often find not only a variety of intriguing used books, but also a vibrant community of readers and book collectors. If you don’t have a local secondhand bookstore, or if you’d just like to take a merry tour of the beguiling world of bookshops and the characters, literary and living, who populate them, check out Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone’s book, Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World.
Search rare, used, and out-of-print bookstores online.
Online secondhand marketplaces list thousands of rare, used, and out-of-print books that are available from booksellers and individuals around the world. Try AbeBooks, Alibris, Amazon, and Powell’s for stock and collectible titles.
Check your attic.
Seriously. Check your attic, basement, and crawl spaces for that wayward cardboard box marked “Books.” They turn up more often than you think!
Host a book party.
Invite all of your horse-crazy friends to bring a copy – or a memory – of their favorite equestrian books. Add carrots and other party snacks. Mix well, and be ready for some big horse-laughs and bubbly book chats.
Join or start a book club.
Join or start a book club at your library or school, in your community, or online. Talking about books with people who love to read is a fun, easy way to connect with old and new books, and old and new friends.
In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, a group of book lovers called the Book People memorized great books and recited them so that the stories would live on, even though the books themselves had been burned. If you love a story, share it and pass it on! Read books from your childhood to children of today. Give your favorite books as gifts. Participate in a book drive, or donate books directly to your library or charity. (And, of course, email me and leave comments on this blog about the wonderful horse books you’ve read!) The more people who know about and love classic books, the easier it will be for readers of our generation – and readers of future generations – to find them and enjoy them.