Rare, Old or Offbeat

A group for those cursed with collector manias of all kinds. Welcome to folks who just have to buy every scrap written by obscure symbolist poets, every cheesy gothic romance with great cover art, every first edition from a minor press in the 1930s, or every dusty and twisted old vellum.

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Currently Reading…24 olästa / 24robertajl, oktober 9
What`s the weirdest book you`ve got ?155 olästa / 155melannen, augusti 14
A Scientific Explanation for Your Urge to Sniff Old Books3 olästa / 3Randy_Hierodule, juli 15
Any Paul Gallico fans out there?23 olästa / 23JDRussell, augusti 2022
Uncut Pages14 olästa / 14kdweber, maj 2022
I found a petal!84 olästa / 84rocketjk, december 2021
Any "secret" sources for semi-affordable rare/out-of-print titles?16 olästa / 16GeorgeKhan, augusti 2020
Award Books, Inc.7 olästa / 7psg117, augusti 2018
Dime novels of the 1850s3 olästa / 3Keeline, februari 2018
Any pulp fiction collectors out there?15 olästa / 15PhaedraB, januari 2018
Whose skull would you collect?22 olästa / 22HilariaDiana, januari 2018
Octavo CD-ROMs6 olästa / 6Jean.Pierre.Martel, april 2017
The Weirdest Books You Have Read41 olästa / 41kswolff, april 2017
New here and looking for 2 specific books.15 olästa / 15timspalding, december 2014
Songs of Innocence and Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul8 olästa / 8Cretin, september 2014
oldest book you own80 olästa / 80nrmay, september 2014
Oscar Wilde Birthday Present Help8 olästa / 8bluepiano, november 2013
'Ripping Yarns' and the Tale of the Forgotten Author1 oläst / 1westermanyarns, september 2013
Pasadena Antiquarian Book Fair, Aug 10-11, 20131 oläst / 1Keeline, augusti 2013
Beautiful (and available/affordable) oversized books13 olästa / 13Nicole_VanK, juli 2013
Special Henry Kuttner Project with NEIL GAIMAN‏ (Borderlands Press) - OT9 olästa / 9anglemark, april 2013
The Hour of the Oxrun Dead - Centipede Press (OT)1 oläst / 1SirFolio16, mars 2013
Book repair in North Carolina?2 olästa / 2mtnmdjd, februari 2013
OT - Taschen Books Bond1 oläst / 1SirFolio16, december 2012
FABS Essay Contest for Young Bibliophiles1 oläst / 1JBD1, november 2012
Book Fairs5 olästa / 5PennyDreadful4, oktober 2012
The tell tale heart by Poe2 olästa / 2Keeline, oktober 2012
Any Naval/Nautical theme fans out there…1 oläst / 1SirFolio16, oktober 2012
Fringe science16 olästa / 16kswolff, september 2012
Trying to find a book by Deep Wood Press…1 oläst / 1SirFolio16, september 2012
The Oldest Book(s) You Own32 olästa / 32nisgolsand, september 2012
Book sculpture12 olästa / 12amysisson, augusti 2012
Uneducated...17 olästa / 17Africansky1, augusti 2012
Rare Book School in the NYT!5 olästa / 5Keeline, juli 2012
Please consider helping us be considered for a $250K for the love of books and book lovers.13 olästa / 13ijkahn, juli 2012
Weird Children's Books15 olästa / 15PennyDreadful4, juni 2012
In New England? Free pass to Book & Paper Expo (May 5)1 oläst / 1JBD1, april 2012
LE Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Up for grabs1 oläst / 1SirFolio16, mars 2012
Is this book rare?6 olästa / 6alco261, mars 2012
Trying to find...10 olästa / 10rudel519, februari 2012
Bird watching in 19424 olästa / 4ziska, januari 2012
Thought this was interesting... figured I would share.4 olästa / 4aluvalibri, januari 2012
Book Repair in Indianapolis or Cincinnati6 olästa / 6kburzy, december 2011
handwriting from Edward Tenner2 olästa / 2TallyDi, november 2011
Trying to find...4 olästa / 4theapparatus, oktober 2011
Need Help.2 olästa / 2Crypto-Willobie, september 2011
On buying books previously owned by others....34 olästa / 34moibibliomaniac, augusti 2011
Most Influential Books7 olästa / 7Bowerbirds-Library, augusti 2011
question about a book cover21 olästa / 21Bowerbirds-Library, augusti 2011
information on an 1800s edition book6 olästa / 6tnhomeschoolingmom, augusti 2011
Just wondering…. Has anyone read Robert M. Lumiansky's translation of Le Morte D'arthur?1 oläst / 1SirFolio16, juni 2011
Research has failed.. time to turn to the experts...7 olästa / 7SirFolio16, maj 2011
Free Pass to the Boston Book & Paper Expo (7 May)3 olästa / 3JBD1, april 2011
Book Dating Help Again3 olästa / 3Keeline, februari 2011
Is "Moonshine Pours Down on Thomasville" a book?10 olästa / 10JimThomson, januari 2011
How much do you suppose this book is worth?5 olästa / 5benjclark, augusti 2010
Finding information on old books9 olästa / 9benjclark, augusti 2010
On singleton "book covers" for LT.21 olästa / 21rocketjk, augusti 2010
Ever Buy a Book Just Because of Its Bookplate?6 olästa / 6benjclark, augusti 2010
Rare, Old or Offbeat Message Board104 olästa / 104Marensr, augusti 2010
Help me date these books?4 olästa / 4JBD1, augusti 2010
110 Year Old Waverly Novels6 olästa / 6oferal, juli 2010
suggestions3 olästa / 3rudel519, juni 2010
advice on best venue for selling the rare and odd4 olästa / 4varielle, maj 2010
John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors is now available on line - FREE!15 olästa / 15Osbaldistone, april 2010
Anyone care to help me figure out if this is an original?7 olästa / 7greg1066, mars 2010
The World's largest collection of Old books available for FREE. No Kidding!3 olästa / 3aluvalibri, februari 2010
Can you identify this author, UPDATED photo.8 olästa / 8laytonwoman3rd, december 2009
Who was Sidney Rose?2 olästa / 2Arthur_Miller, december 2009
Can you identify this author from this photograph?8 olästa / 8Makifat, december 2009
Bookbinding essay - please help!3 olästa / 3moibibliomaniac, november 2009
Median/Mean31 olästa / 31readafew, september 2009
'Twisted Old Vellum' (as the group description says)5 olästa / 5Osbaldistone, september 2009
Limited Edition Book Club1 oläst / 1tobagotim, augusti 2009
A Chair Fit For My Library7 olästa / 7Bowerbirds-Library, juli 2009
OLD library index12 olästa / 12GlenRalph, juli 2009
Simbol for the S3 olästa / 3JBD1, juni 2009
Offbeat subjects40 olästa / 40holcombjmarie, maj 2009
Un-rare books owned by very few people56 olästa / 56LDG, april 2009
Impressive Hebrew library (movie by Sotheby's)5 olästa / 5lilithcat, april 2009
Thomas Jefferson's anonymous translation of [Ruins of Empires] by[[Volney]]2 olästa / 2Osbaldistone, april 2009
Old book series13 olästa / 13SusieBookworm, mars 2009
"Collector`s Manias of All Kinds"56 olästa / 56LyzzyBee, mars 2009
What`s the weirdest book you`ve got ?88 olästa / 88WholeHouseLibrary, februari 2009
A Unique Library Table13 olästa / 13moibibliomaniac, februari 2009
need help deciphering lingo!6 olästa / 6rare_bird, januari 2009
need help deciphering lingo!1 oläst / 1rare_bird, januari 2009
Novels which include other documents7 olästa / 7benjclark, januari 2009
Find more information about a book9 olästa / 9Steven_VI, januari 2009
Cheap Old Books in Asheville1 oläst / 1SusieBookworm, december 2008
Anyone know of a good date for this book?4 olästa / 4SusieBookworm, december 2008
Gag Book Covers8 olästa / 8666777, december 2008
"EHER-VERLAG ARCHIV" Stamp8 olästa / 8diego-m, november 2008
Question about entering antiquarian books into LT system7 olästa / 7bumblesby, november 2008
I need to find an author for this book6 olästa / 6skoobdo, oktober 2008
What is its value?2 olästa / 2moibibliomaniac, september 2008
Bertram the Prince (1888)2 olästa / 2aviddiva, juni 2008
Dating Books11 olästa / 11slickdpdx, maj 2008
First editions of novels-to-classic-films8 olästa / 8ClscFlm, april 2008
Aut Diabolus Aut Nihil6 olästa / 6Randy_Hierodule, mars 2008
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