Category Archives: the book business
February 1999 is a fun issue – the risks, beauties and tomfoolery of purchasing collectible books on eBay is a good read nearly 20 years later. $7 includes shipping within the US and great articles including
Collecting William F. Nolan
The Many Lives of Norman Mailer “Charming, pugnacious, arrogant, brilliant, fearless, Mailer has always been controversial…”
The Power of Access “Booksellers who have access to the Internet have speedy, easy access to information about books and a place to interact…”
The Internet Follies, or Dancing on eBay
If you are a collector or simply love a particular author, I have a select few back issues of Firsts the Book Collector’s Magazine in very good condition.
Firsts sells these on their website; as mine are used, I will of course drop the price.
All prices include shipping and handling within the US. Outside the US, contact winecountrybooksnapa at gmail to inquire about international shipping rates.
Happy New Year!
2013 was very, very good to my family and a wonderful start for Wine Country Books. We wish you and your family every blessing and success.
The blog has been quiet because
WE MOVED! Spur of the moment found a place put ours on the market closed on both places within a month! Unheard of, and hurry up and wait in the dark the whole time, until suddenly we had one week to vacate our home to get into the new one. And we’ve been unpacking ever since, with a break for joyful holidays and of course more unpacking to go.
The new place has ever so much more room for the Wine Country Books warehouse, offices, and Shipping Annexe. I just got done shelving all of the books we have listed for sale. This is about 1/5 of our total collection. Which means… I must get to work!
We took some time off for the holiday. It should tell you something that the gift I give myself is putting in time shelving, photographing, researching, cataloging each book. What a joy, and what a relief to have a better space for this new endeavor.
Now… to sort out this tax thing. Sigh. Ugh.
A little bit of ambient productivity music as I start the year off right- with my books!
I can’t be all happy all the time, can I? Do I want to show this cutthroat business as all fields of wildflowers through a soft focus lens at sunset? Or, as it were, shafts of golden late afternoon sunlight illuminating a darkened library with comfy chairs, tables, and books lining walls so high you can’t see the tops in the gloom, another version of heaven for me? Of course not.
So this is a learning process for me. And when selling on line, shipping easily and correctly is a big deal.
USPS Click n Ship! So frustrated!!!
Plus somehow today I can’t use tape without getting wrapped in it and wasting whole yards of it! Gah! It looks like someone who is quite impaired wrapped this package.
I suppose this must be true.