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The first comprehensive free online guide dedicated to identifying first edition books, as well as collectible and rare books. You will find an ever growing list of book titles and their important points of issue, as well as author, illustrator and editor bibliographies and biographies and book publisher information on this site. Bookpoi has easy to understand clear descriptions and pictures to help book collectors and non-collectors alike identify valuable modern and antiquarian books, first edition books, limited edition books and other rare and collectible books.
Who knows what valuable books you may have in your attic, basement or bookshelves! Browse the site and you may find real valuable treasures in your own home or at the next book sale you visit.
Bookpoi also has a list of book publishers with general first edition and limited edition book trend descriptions from each publisher. This site also has extensive author biographies and bibliographies. When possible we will also include photos of books, authors, confirmed author signatures, as well as specific book publication numbers, and other fun facts we may come across.
Bookpoi provides one of the largest collectible book term glossaries available anywhere, along with a clearly written section on how to identify book club edition books.
All of Bookpoi's book and author listings will have links to search results at some of the largest rare book sites on the internet to make your search for a rare or collectible first edition book that much easier.
Bookpoi gives you the ability to search the site by book title, author or publisher or you can browse the listings at your leisure. If you can't find the information you are looking for, let us know and we will try our best to tackle the research and post it on the site in a timely manner.
If you have high quality pictures of rare books and/or their points of issue etc. and would like to share them we would be glad to post them and give you credit with a link. The more information we get the better the site will be for everyone.
Bookpoi is a work in progress, we plan to eventually have thousands of rare book, author and publisher information listings. Please bear with us as the site grows and don't hesitate to send in your suggestions and comments. Click here if you have a request, suggestion, correction or question.
Bookpoi has some really great things planned going forward, including a blog, bulletin boards, bookseller links page and some very exciting partnerships in the planning stage. Stay tuned by signing up for our announcements, adding an RSS feed or bookmark our home page as this will be the first place all major improvements, partnerships and a few very big surprises will be announced.
Thanks for visiting Bookpoi, happy book hunting!
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