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                       Sheppard's Confidential - 500th Edition

The 500th edition of Sheppard's Confidential can still be read - see:
Read this special edition.

In SC 508 to be published on Friday 21 April read the latest book news, previews of imminent book fairs, and why books with blank pages are best sellers - will they ever be stock for book dealers?

Sign up to receive our free trade newsletter from this page.  You can then read the latest edition as a PDF file - once you have signed up you will need your access details. These files are usually posted to the link on the right at the time of publication.

Most issues contain news, articles and facts about the antiquarian and second-hand book trade and for dealers in ephemera, prints and maps.  Issues include reviews of forthcoming auctions and book fairs, and reports on past auctions and major book fairs.

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 100 to view (and at times over 100) though the number can vary as old ones are removed and new ones added.
A new search facility has been added which allows the buyer to search the entire contents of all the PDF catalogues listed - so searches by title, author, publisher or any word in a catalogue are not only possible but make it that much quicker to find what you seek.  Read more.
  Please mention where you found the title when ordering!

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 ]

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       Last updated: 6 April 2017
      Sheppard's Confidential 2017
     Richard Joseph Publishers Ltd