Sometimes experts can shed light on a subject and change our perceptions in the process. A field most notably made up of ‘old men’ is the subject of a blog on Mental Floss by Rebecca Romney, a rare book dealer based in Brooklyn. Her insight will more than likely awaken your urge to visit a used bookstore or merely dig through those boxes of old books you have hiding in your closets.

13 Secrets of Rare Book Dealers

In the digital age, the rare book trade might seem like an antiquated trend from a bygone era, known for its dusty tomes and pedantic old men. But e-books have actually awakened readers to the fact that a printed book is more than just the written text-it’s an historical object itself.

If you do have rare books you’ve undoubtedly forgotten about and feel like you’ve neglected all these years, you can always do yourself and those books a favor and protect them for many more years to come by visiting us at the links below.


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