Monthly Archives: October 2011

Found in Books, Continued

Hmm. We’re still learning how to add pictures to our blog, not too successfully. We hope to improve. Here’s what got left out of the last blog post as we struggled to add pictures: We find numerous photographs, cards (signed … Continue reading

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Found in Books

All sorts of things get used as bookmarks, and we find them in the used books that we buy. Sometimes the bookmarks are actual bookmarks from the store of origin, not always in the United States. Some our books have … Continue reading

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King Street–Home of Book Bank–Is Recognized

We’re fortunate to be located on Old Town Alexandria’s historic King Street, near the Metro Station and the railroad station. “Upper King Street”, as our end is known, is less touristy and less congested than the “lower” end near the … Continue reading

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“Where Do You Get All Those Books?”

All used bookstores get this question. There’s no single answer to the question: book sources for our 25,000-volume general-interest store differ those for a “fine and rare” shop with a different pricing structure and clientele, or a “paperback exchange” heavily … Continue reading

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LEC Update

The Former Owner of Book Bank Used Books recently acquired a copy of “Ten Years and Shakespeare: A survey of the publishing activites of the The Limited Editions Club from October 1929 to October 1940”. In it the founder of … Continue reading

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