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2018 Book Fair Catalogs

A few of the exhibitors at the Rose City Book & Paper Fair send out catalogs before the fair. Here’s a handful: Anthology Booksellers. “Rose City Book Fair 2018 Selected Titles” — A short catalog of books we will be featuring at this year’s book fair. Browsers’ Bookstore. “Catalog for 2018 Rose City Book & […]

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How to Thrive in the Book Biz

Thank you to the over two dozen booksellers who participated in our bookselling seminar! We covered seven topics, in moderated discussions: Your Own Website Catalogs: Print & Electronic Social Media and Marketing Care & Repair of Your Books Ephemera Book Fairs: Rose City & Beyond Online Marketplaces One of the greatest benefits of CBA is […]

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Powell’s Warehouse Tour

A hearty thank you to CBA member Michael Powell for being our tour guide through the amazing achievement known as Powell’s Warehouse. Their warehouse ships out about two thousand orders every day! Enormous amounts of inventory are housed in a variety of groups: used books, new books, remainders, sidelines, etc. They even have their own […]

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Mount Angel Abbey Library

This summer, CBA members visited the Mount Angel Abbey Library. Our host, Brother Simon showed us all around the library, including the bindery where he works. He has literally evaluated every single book in the library to see if it needs repair. The library’s “vault” contains illuminated books of hours, books as old as the […]

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