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Sheppard's Confidential -
The 500th edition of
Confidential has just been published.
In this issue are book trade and
antiquarian news items - Helen Baily's murderer sentenced, World Book Day,
Tolkein's home, Harry Potter's anniversary, man charged with
possessing a banned book, rare books are more than a
business, UK's Budget help for excessive rates increase,
reading books to fall asleep, book fair previews, auction
preview & more.
Read this special edition
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.
Most 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
|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.
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.
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Remember - the new Sheppard's search engine searches the entire
contents of dealers' catalogues.
where you found the title when ordering!
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Last updated: 24 February 2017
Sheppard's Confidential 2017
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