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CBA Benevolent Fund Auction Catalog

The CBA Benevolent Fund helps members who have needs for professional development or disaster/accident relief. The following items have been generously donated by the members of CBA. Auction bidding is limited to CBA members [or other dealers by invitation.] Three sections: Nonfiction, Ephemera, and Fiction (including Children’s.) Online bidding is CLOSED. Please check your email […]

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Benevolent Fund Auction

The first annual CBA Benevolent Fund auction was a great success. We had 33 lots for sale, and filled the Rose City Book Pub with bidding booksellers. Total auction sales were $2,000! This is a great start for a fund that will help CBA members with professional development or in times of need. In addition […]

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Tour of Reed College Library Special Collections

Maria Cunningham hosted CBA for a tour of the Reed College Library’s Special Collections. They are in the process of moving to larger facilities–it’s always exciting to watch a library expand! The first part of the tour was a walk through their various collections. We were able to poke around their extensive collections of Artists’ […]

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A typical CBA meeting

CBA tries to get together a few times a year for membership meetings to talk about various things–in October, the main topic of conversation was upcoming holiday marketing opportunities. However, since meetings are almost always held in a member’s bookstore, and since we’re all booksellers, there tends to be a little browsing before, during and […]

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Whirlwind tour of Seattle

As our final big outing of 2018, the CBA went on a booksellers’ tour of Seattle. In brief, the itinerary was: Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum Michael Maslan Vintage Posters & Photographs Arundel Books Fairlook Antiques Collins Books We were joined at our first stop by┬áthe friendly members of the Book Club of Washington, and our […]

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2018 Book Fair Catalogs

A few of the exhibitors at the Rose City Book & Paper Fair send out catalogs before the fair. Here’s a handful: Anthology Booksellers. “Rose City Book Fair 2018 Selected Titles” — A short catalog of books we will be featuring at this year’s book fair. Browsers’ Bookstore. “Catalog for 2018 Rose City Book & […]

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How to Thrive in the Book Biz

Thank you to the over two dozen booksellers who participated in our bookselling seminar! We covered seven topics, in moderated discussions: Your Own Website Catalogs: Print & Electronic Social Media and Marketing Care & Repair of Your Books Ephemera Book Fairs: Rose City & Beyond Online Marketplaces One of the greatest benefits of CBA is […]

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Powell’s Warehouse Tour

A hearty thank you to CBA member Michael Powell for being our tour guide through the amazing achievement known as Powell’s Warehouse. Their warehouse ships out about two thousand orders every day! Enormous amounts of inventory are housed in a variety of groups: used books, new books, remainders, sidelines, etc. They even have their own […]

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Mount Angel Abbey Library

This summer, CBA members visited the Mount Angel Abbey Library. Our host, Brother Simon showed us all around the library, including the bindery where he works. He has literally evaluated every single book in the library to see if it needs repair. The library’s “vault” contains illuminated books of hours, books as old as the […]

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