I was recently asked to write on the topic of “What Makes a Good Antiquarian Book Catalogue?” as Part 2 in a series for BookThink. As I only have one print catalogue under my belt to date, I do not claim to have a definitive answer to this question. I wrote about the things that were important to me as I completed Catalogue #1. No doubt, more experienced booksellers and book buyers have their own ideas about the traits of a good print catalogue. You can read Part 1 of the series, which I also posted on this blog, by clicking here.
Click on the link here to read the latest article in the series and see what you think. I’d love to know what you like to see in a print catalogue when you read one. What makes a good catalogue for you?