Re: Sources

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Posted by Marvin Amstey on May 12, 1999 at 08:44:42:

In Reply to: Sources posted by Jerry Silverman on May 11, 1999 at 17:32:16:

: A question that slipped my mind when composing this Salon was: Where do you get your rug books?

: I assume you are all well-aware of the Big Three rug book dealers in the US - (alphabetically to spare egos) -

: Myrna Bloom
: Paul Kreiss
: Dennis Marquand

: They are available on-line at


: Others I have found include

: Oxianna Books

: Loganberry Books

: HALI Rug Books (Sweden)

: There are also several on-line out-of-print book data bases which have the inventories of thousands of book dealers available. (There was a time when these were a fabulous source of wildly underpriced rug books, but those days are apparently over; so I guess it's all right to tell you about them now that I've hoovered up all the good stuff.)

: Advanced Book Exchange

: Bibliofind

: Bibliocity

: There are others, but in my experience these are the best. (Don't be surprised if you find a zillion copies of Mumford, Hawley, and Dilley. Every book seller in the world seems to have a couple of each.)

: Finally, it's not a bad idea to check and/or - but just for new books in wide distribution. Although both offer to "search" for out-of-print books on your behalf, what they really do is check with the out-of-print data bases I've posted above. If they find the book, their practice has been to mark it up significantly (100% - 300%) over what you could have bought it for had you done the searching yourself.

: -Jerry-

Dear Jerry,
A VERY helpful post. Thank you, Marvin

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