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    Last updated: 15 September 2017.
      Sheppard's Confidential 2017
     Richard Joseph Publishers Ltd

                       Sheppard's Confidential

The current edition, SC 529, published on 15 September features a wide range of news from the antiquarian and used book trade - from the UK, USA, China, Vietnam, and Hong Kong.
  Dealers are again invited to take part in our new and important TWO PART SURVEY that asks how effective on-line websites (Amazon, Abebooks, and Bibio for example) are for selling books. The links are in the this week's newsletter.
  If you wish to take part - register today using the links on this page.

The 500th edition of Sheppard's Confidential can still be read - see:
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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.
There's a search facility on the catalogue page 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. Most catalogues can be downloaded as a PDF file. Then use the search facility provided by your Acrobat Reader software.
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