January 29, 2013  Posted by Stan Zielinski at 6:22 pm No Responses »
2013 Caldecott Awards Announced

2013 Caldecott Medal Winner The 2013 Caldecott Medal winner is This Is Not My Hat illustrated by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press). This Is Not My Hat is Raschka's second Caldecott Medal, having won the 2006 award for The Hello, Goodbye Window. This Is Not My Hat is a wordless picturebook. From the American Library Association's [...]

 January 27, 2013  Posted by Stan Zielinski at 6:12 pm No Responses »
Search for the first 40 Caldecott Medal Winners

Searching For The First Forty Caldecott Medal Books Last year I performed an internet search for the first editions of the first twenty Caldecott Medal books to determine the number of books currently being offered for sale, and similar to past searches, calculate the average selling price. I recently performed a similar search, this time [...]

 September 30, 2012  Posted by Stan Zielinski at 11:48 am No Responses »
Scarcity Versus Demand For First Edition Picturebooks

The Precarious Balance: Scarcity and Demand for First Edition Picturebooks As most experienced book collectors and booksellers know, the scarcity of a book has a major impact on its value in the market. Scarcity in and of itself does not drive value, but instead value results from a combination of scarcity and demand. For books, [...]

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 March 6, 2012  Posted by Stan Zielinski at 8:03 pm ,  No Responses »
Cutting Corners

Experienced booksellers and book collectors have come upon the front flaps of dust jackets with the top or bottom corner clipped, yet, strangely the books’ price still evident on the uncut corner. Why is the DJ’s corner cut off and the price still evident? Why cut the book’s corner at all? This mystery is explained [...]

A Book Collectors Perspective, Jerry Pinkney

This past Monday at the American Library Association’s mid-winter conference, Jerry Pinkney earned his first Caldecott Medal awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. Well deserved, I might add. Pinkney had previously won five Caldecott Honor awards over his forty year career. Winning the Caldecott Medal enhances the [...]

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