Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Workshop: Assessing the Value of Books

So many books so little time. Which ones have value?

Books have properties that will allow you to pick out "the good ones" from the
rest. Is it 100% fool proof? No. Will you improve your odds of finding the valuable
books among all you handle? Yes. Can you determine which books have value
without looking everything up on the Internet? Yes!

Participants will be able to:
  1. Know where to begin to determine if they have a first edition
  2. Identify at least 10 factors that can make a book valuable
  3. Identify 3 physical properties of a book that point to value
  4. Identify THE one factor that reduces value
  5. Begin the internet research process
This is a valuable workshop for library volunteers, library Friends groups that
have book sales, and library staff members. The workshop will be presented at
the Copper Queen Library on Tuesday, November 7, from 5-8pm by Mary Billings,
Tucson Friends Manager, in cooperation with the Arizona State Library, Archives
and Public Records.

All participants will receive a copy of McBride’s Book Collecting for Fun and Profit.

Sound interesting? If you'd like to learn more, sign up for this workshop at Seating's limited to the first 20 registrants, so
be sure to sign up early!!