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Associations | "Best Books" Lists | Book Arts | Book Reviews/Books in the Media | Conservation | General | History of the Book | Library and Other Catalogs | Online Exhibits |


American Printing History Association

Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)

Associazione Librai Antiquari d'Italia (ALAI)

Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers Limited (ANZAAB)

Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia
Includes, among other items, full text of Studies in Bibliography from volume 1 to the present.

The Fine Press Book Association

International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB-LILA)

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP)
A site with links to finding aids to library collections, publishers, projects, resources for teaching the history of print culture, online exhibits, and selected journals.

Syndicat national de la librairie ancienne et moderne (SLAM)


"Best Books" Lists

Barnes& The New York Review of Books' Reader's Catalog

Booklist Center [recommended books lists]
An extensive list of awards, prizes and recommended books compiled from various sources.

The Great Books Sponsored by Access Foundation

Great Books Index: List of Authors and Titles

Great Books Lists

Modern Library 100 Best Non-Fiction

Modern Library 100 Best Novels

National Review's 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century.


Book Arts

Book Arts
A section of Art: A Guide to Internet Resources from the University of Delaware Library.

Book Arts Web
A site maintained by Peter Verheyen and featuring a catalogue of artists' books and links to other sites.

Center for Book Arts

A site maintained by Richard-Gabriel Rummonds and devoted to all aspects of handpress printing.

Printers' Devices
A site maintained by the Rare Book section of the Dept. of Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida.


Book Reviews/Books in the Media
"A companion web site to C-SPAN's author interview series."

Boston Globe: Books

Chicago Tribune Internet Edition: Books

London Review of Books Online

New York Times: Books

TLS (Times Literary Supplement)
A site with the table of contents of the current issue of the TLS and selected other features. An historic archive of the TLS is also available but is restricted to University of Delaware users.

USA Today: Books

Washington Post Online Book World



The Abbey Newsletter

Conservation Center for Art and Historical Artifacts

CoOL (Conservation OnLine)
A site maintained at Stanford University with links to many topics relating to book and paper conservation.

Iron Gall Ink Corrosion Website

Northeast Document Conservation Center

A Simple Book Repair Manual

Selected Local and Regional Book and Conservation Resources
Maintained by the University of Delaware Library.

Art Conservation: A Guide to Internet Resources
Maintained by the University of Delaware Library.



Book Information Web Site
"This website is devoted to all aspects of books, bookarts, bookhistory, letterpress printing, fine printing, bookschools, book- and paper restoration and conservation, paper and papermaking, bookartists, bookbinding and bookbinders, antiquarian books, booksearch services, bookauctions, individual bookdealers, manuscripts, pop-up books, history of printing. A site with little multimedia gimmicks but specialized in offering information about the history and art of printed communication."

Book Lovers: Fine Books and Literature
"...[A] selection of useful places on the net on writers and poets, on libraries, publishers and booksellers, both of new and second hand/antiquarian books."

Books on the Internet
A site maintained by the University of Texas at Austin General Libraries devoted primarily to electronic text sites but with links to many other book-related sites.

Center for the Book in the Library of Congress
Includes links to State Center Affiliates.

Collecting Delaware Books
Includes, among other things, articles from the newsletter, Collecting Delaware Books, edited by John P. Reid, who also maintains the site.

Internet Book Information Center
"The Internet Book Information Center--A personal, selective guide to books and to book-related resources on the Internet, written and edited by William Frederick Zimmerman."

The Library of Congress

Rare Books on the Web
"A List of Resources Compiled by Albert Masters".

Your Old Books
"This guide covers some frequently asked questions about rare books and book values."


History of the Book

Americana Exchange
The Americana Exchange (Æ) is a site for those interested in the history of and printing in and about the Americas.

Bibliography for Western Book History
A bibliography developed and maintained by Richard W. Clement, University of Kansas.

Book History Online
"BHO is a database in English on the history of the printed book and libraries. It contains titles of books and articles on the history of the printed book worldwide. It is based on ABHB, the Annual Bibliography of the History of the printed Book and Libraries. "Site maintained by Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the Netherlands, in co-operation with national committees in countries all over the world.

Grolier Club

The Gutenberg Bible
A site created by the British Library that presents digitized versions of two copies of the Gutenberg Bible.

The Mosher Press
A site maintained by Philip R. Bishop devoted to the life and works of Thomas Bird Mosher, 1852-1923, with links to other sites of interest.


Library and Other Catalogs

British Library

The University of Delaware's online catalog.

Gabriel (Gateway to Europe's National Libraries)

Library of Congress: Z39.50 Gateway
Allows searching of LC catalog with links to many other library catalogs.

Melvyl (University of California)

WorldCat (OCLC) (Restricted to University of Delaware users.)


Online Exhibits

University of Delaware Library Special Collections Department: Exhibitions and Publications

Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web
Maintained by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Book Buying: New Books

Books in Print Sites | Bookstores Online | Publishers Online

Books in Print Sites


[British Books in Print] : The Internet Bookshop

[French Books in Print] :
Includes access to VLB.

[Italian Books in Print] : i libri Database-Casalini Libri

[Spanish Books in Print] : Libro, Archivos y Bibliotecas

Verzeichnisse lieferbarer Bücher
A site with links to books in print sites for several countries, including Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, the United States, Canada, Asia, and Japan.


Better European Travel Books from Click to read about them and order.

Bookstores Online

"The book search engine which does Book Search and Price Comparison among all major online bookstores to ease your online book shopping."
In addition to the U.S. site, Amazon has sites in Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Australian Online Bookshop

Barnes &
"People who use Best Book Buys can search over 20 bookstores simultaneously to find who's got a book at the lowest price...Individuals use Best Book Buys to find all types of books, including computer books, textbooks, audio books, used books, and out-of-print books."

Remaindered Bargain Books Online
A site with links to various remainder booksellers.

Blackwell's Online Bookshop

Daedalus Books
A large site for remainder books.
"Find any book, CD, video or DVD. Then let compare prices from all major online shops to track down the best offer!"
A large site for remainder books.
Online site for Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon.

Russian Press Service

Schoenhof's Foreign Books
Online site for the Strand Book Store in New York

U. S. Government Online Bookstore

French Books web site

Publishers Online

AcqWeb's Directory of Publishers and Vendors

Association of American University Presses

Publishers' Catalogues Home Page


Book Buying: Rare, Used, Out-of-Print Books

Online Auctions/Book Sales | Online Booksellers: Collective Sites | Online Booksellers: Lists of Individual Booksellers

Online Auctions/Book Sales Auctions

Book Sale Finder
A site that lists upcoming book sales in the U.S. by state.


Online Booksellers: Searchable Collective Sites

In addition to the main site, there are also sites for used books in France, Germany, and the U.K. as well as a site designed for libraries, which is "made up of over 40 million books offered by 10,000 booksellers around the world".

AddALL searches for used books simultaneously from several major sites.

Over 35 million used, new and hard-to-find titles! Rare & Used Books
Search for rare and used books from various dealers. Incorporates

Bei uns finden Sie 2,1 Millionen antiquarische Bücher, Autographen, Grafiken, Noten und ausgewählte Schallplatten aus dem Angebot von 259 Antiquariaten.

"ANTIQBOOK unites more than 400 independent booksellers from all over the world. "

Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Find a Book
Brings together over 1,100 independent booksellers from around the world.


Searches books from booksellers primarily in the UK and the US.



A site with a sophisticated search engine maintained by Bernard Quaritch Ltd on behalf of a number of high-end booksellers, mostly ILAB members.

Books & Book Collecting
Searches simultaneously several major sites.

Book MetaSearch
A major site for French books, new and rare Gateway to Online Book Trade in Europe
Links to searchable databases in various countries of Europe.

Galaxidion: Le marché du livre ancien ou épuisé
A site for searching rare and out-of-print books in French bookshops.

International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB)
Site includes a search function for books for sale by ILAB members.
"More than 90 italian bookstores offer thousands of old, used, rare, and out of print books."

Maremagnum librorum
Search site for books in various European bookshops, particularly in Italy.

Zentrales Verzeichnis Antiquarischer Bücher (ZVAB)
"Antiquarischer Bücher, dem größten deutschsprachigen Verzeichnis antiquarischer Bücher im Internet, einem Unternehmensbereich von Hier finden Sie mehr als 1,4 Millionen antiquarische Bücher."


Online Booksellers: Lists of Individual Booksellers

Antiquarian Bookdealers and Associations on the World Wide Web

AcqWeb's Rare and Antiquarian Book Vendors

Evelyn C. Leeper's Bookstore Lists
A list of bookstores worldwide by country, region, or city.

A site listing shops, some with links for searching, in Hay-on-Wye, a booktown in Wales.

A listing of bookstores in the UK, each one with a separate link for searching that bookstore's items for sale.


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