Thursday, June 26, 2008

They Say Reading is The Best Form Of Knowlege (not really)

Ignoring the terrible title, I will attempt to share with you a cool new website for used books in Rhode Island. In case you didn't want to scroll through their description, the site is MARIAB.
In their own words:

Founded in 1976, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers, Inc. (MARIAB) has now grown to include over 130 members.

The organization's members include bookselling firms founded as early as 1825. Our booksellers offer books from the 16th through the 21st Centuries, plus broadsides, maps, manuscripts, prints and ephemera. You can find an index of specialties on this site. Many of our members also purchase books and other material, and you are invited to contact them directly.

Some members also offer services such as appraisals, book searches or collection development assistance to individuals and institutions; and some issue occasional lists or catalogues. The listings in our directory include booksellers who conduct business in open or group shops, by appointment, and by mail order. All members subscribe to the organization's Code of Ethics. If you own a Massachusetts or Rhode Island based book business and would like to learn more about MARIAB Membership, please contact the Membership Chair.

Every year, we publish a handy, glove box sized directory of our members, including contact information and an index of dealer specialties. The directory is available at most member shops, or you can request a copy by mail .

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