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Last updated: 31 January 2014
Sheppard's Confidential 2014
© Richard Joseph
Weekly News for the Antiquarian and
Secondhand Book Trade
- including Ephemera, Prints and
Our weekly trade newsletter is
published every Thursday night (GMT) and each edition goes
to readers in 44 countries.
You can read the latest edition
as either a web page or
as a PDF file. Select which you prefer but if you are not a registered dealer, you do
need to register. These files are usually posted to the links on the right over the
weekend after publication.
Issues contain news, articles and facts about the
antiquarian and second-hand book trade and for dealers in ephemera,
prints and maps. Issues usually include reviews of forthcoming
auctions and book fairs, and reports on past auctions and major book
fairs. News and contributions are published on varied subjects
supplied by members of the trade - mainly in America, Canada,
Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Features on this website
Features include Calendars of Auctions
& Book Fairs with comprehensive details, archives of Past
Editions and Subject Insights, and a list of Books Wanted
. Members registered on Sheppard's World
are now able to enter details of forthcoming book fairs and auctions. To
view these, please logon to this website using your access details supplied when you
registered on Sheppard's World.
Search Dealers' Catalogues
This site includes a list of dealers' catalogues -
there are usually more than 70 to view
(sometimes over 100) though the number can vary as old ones are removed and new
|A new search
facility has just been added which will be fully
operational on 1 March. This will allow the buyer to
search the entire contents catalogue listed - so
searches by title, author, publisher or any word a
catalogue are possible.
Anyone can view these
catalogues, search for a title, and contact the dealer
direct to purchase. To peruse catalogues click link on the
navigation bar above. Most catalogues can be downloaded as a
PDF file. Then use the search facility
provided by your Acrobat Reader software.
If you need this
software it is free from Adobe - to download [Click Here ]
The new Sheppard's search engine searches the entire
contents of dealers' catalogues.
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In addition to the weekly newsletters we
will, as and when required, issue news flashes in text only form.
These may also show any notices of stolen books - and cancellation, or changes to the published
arrangements, of fairs and trade events. You can see the
current ones by clicking on the orange logo above.
Sheppard's Confidential is published every Thursday night (GMT)