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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB specializes in Anthropology, Chess, Colonial America, Exploration, Voyages And Travel, Select Literature.

About The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

The Book Collector specializes in the finest collections of Chess, Anthropology and American Literature. Visit our website at www.bookcollectorshop.com

Biblio Member Since
2005

The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

2901 6th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76110 USA
Phone: (817) 927-7595

Terms of sale for The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

All items are guaranteed as described. If an item is not as described, it is returnable within seven days of receipt, unless other arrangements are made. Full refunds given only when items are received in the same condition in which they were sent. We require new customers to send payment with their order. Customers known to us will be invoiced with payment due in thirty days, unless prior arrangements are made. Institutions will be billed to meet their requirements. All items subject to prior sale. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express Please be advised that we can only ship to your billing address. We accept checks, but may require that the check clears before we ship an order. Prices of books do not include shipping. We use UPS domestically and internationally. Other shipping arrangements can be made. Shipping is always charged at cost. Texas residents must add 8.25% sales tax.

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB is a member of:

  • Independent Online Booksellers Association
  • International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
  • Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America
  • Texas Booksellers Association

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Interview with Michael Utt of The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

When did you get started in bookselling?
In 1995
What drew you to bookselling?
Had a collection and a bookseller told me about Interloc and I called and got the program in DOS.
Did you have any mentors in becoming a bookseller?
No
What are your specialties as a dealer?
Anthropology, Colonial America, Explorations and Voyages with an emphasis on Latin America, Chess, and select fiction.
What's the most amazing book you've ever sold?
A manuscript written in 1701 written by a colonial administrator in Lima, Peru.
What is your favorite part of being a bookseller?
Doing the research behind scarce and little know works.
Do you have an open storefront or have you in the past?
No
What is your favorite bookshop (other than your own)?
Recycled Books of Denton, Texas
What do you personally like to read? Collect?
Some of the works from the Hakluyt Society and some of my selections in literature.
What's your favorite book you personally own? Would you sell it, if the price were right?
Set of Shakespeare Variorum. Not for sale.
What one book would you buy if price were no object?
Richard Hakluyt's works on the Voyages of the English Nation.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could bring three books, what would they be?
Three Penny Novel, a Wodehouse, Cannery row