Featured Find: The Pop-up Book of Phobias


The Pop-up Book of Phobias is a perfect example of why it pays to glance at the children’s section when used book shopping. Conventional wisdom says children’s books are a non-starter in the used book business, but sometimes off-beat and hard to categorize gems like this get tucked away with the more traditional children’s fair.

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What is an ISBN?


ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number, and is a unique number used to identify commercial books printed after 1967, which is when the system was implemented.

A ten digit ISBN along the bottom, and a thirteen digit ISBN located just below the barcode. Both can be used to identify the book and call up the same information.

There’s a lot of information buried in that string of numbers. Continue reading What is an ISBN?