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The Profession of Bookselling

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Excerpt from The Profession of Bookselling: A Hand Book of Practical Hints for the Apprentice and Bookseller The following is an attempt to put into accessible form direction and information of a practical kind that may be of service to the young recruit in the ranks of the book trade, as well as suggestive to those who may already have worked their way along without assistance of any kind. The chapters are restricted as far as possible to the practical side of the question, and based upon the experience of men whose good fortune it has been to serve their apprenticeship under the direction of masters of the profession. The matter presented, therefore, does not represent the notions of an individual, or of a theoretician, but is an epitome of the opinions of several who are now actively engaged in the profession. Much that is offered may perhaps strike veterans as trite, commonplace, or as something with which every one must be acquainted. This could not very well be avoided in an attempt to help beginners or the inexperienced to a proper understanding or appreciation of a profession in which, unfortunately for us, the opportunities for proper apprenticeship have become lamentably rare. Booksellers have become much too conservative; they have become much too reticent in the matter of communicating to their fellows their experiences in their practical every-day life; by persisting in which, I am inclined to think, they have lost much. They might well take a lesson from their co-workers, the librarians, who, in the first place, by associating themselves together and holding annual meetings to exchange notes and opinions, have given and received a stimulus that has carried their profession to the very front rank; and who, in the second place, by availing themselves of their organ, the Library Journal, to convey to one another their opinions, and the result of their practice and experience in the various branches of their work, are performing a service for their profession that is of the greatest possible value. Who will say that this is not within the range of our profession? There is no business in existence more difficult or trying than the book business. By this term, of course, is meant the business in all its branches. For the present we shall confine our observations to bookselling and not book-producing, as the two are so radically different that they call for almost entirely different qualifications. The retail bookseller should, and undoubtedly does, hold the leading position, as his requirements are many and of a higher order than are called for in the wholesale trade. Retail bookselling is beyond all doubt and in every sense of the term a profession. It is a calling that requires a scholarly education and long training. Some exception may be taken to this statement, but only by those who have given the matter little or no consideration. They would undoubtedly classify it with the ordinary mercantile business, asserting, with some show of correctness, that the book business is the handling of merchandise pure and simple, like hardware, household utensils and the like. A simple investigation, with only a slight knowledge of what is required of the retail book salesman would, however, the writer thinks, rapidly dissipate any such ideas. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

The Profession of Bookselling

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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The Profession of Bookselling a Handbook of Practical Hints for the Apprentice and Bookseller With Illustrations

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The Profession of Bookselling Vol 2

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Excerpt from The Profession of Bookselling, Vol. 2: A Handbook of Practical Hints for the Apprentice and Bookseller Selection of Books. Short List of Fiction. Paper-covered Books. Shelving and Counters. Dusting and Cleaning. Book Covers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Profession of Bookselling Vol 3

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Excerpt from The Profession of Bookselling, Vol. 3: A Handbook of Practical Hints for the Apprentice and Bookseller Bookselling Through Traveling Agents Qualifications of Traveling Agents Mental Equipment of Commercial Traveler Salesmen with Ideals. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Profession of Bookselling

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Profession of Book Selling

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Bookseller and Newsman

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