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Sheppard's Confidential
Our weekly trade newsletter is published every Friday night (GMT) and each edition goes to readers in 49 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 at the time of 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 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.

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 ]
  Remember - the new Sheppard's search engine searches the entire contents of dealers' catalogues.
  Please mention where you found the title when ordering!

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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 Friday night (GMT)

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     Last updated: 20 April 2016
     Sheppard's Confidential 2014
   © Richard Joseph Publishers Ltd