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Michael and Tom Zubal have been in the used book business their entire lives and love to share their experiences of buying books around the country as well as discuss the pitfalls of selling books online at sites like Abebooks.com and Amazon.com

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Michael and Tom Zubal have been in the used book business their entire lives and love to share their experiences of buying books around the country as well as discuss the pitfalls of selling books online at sites like Abebooks.com and Amazon.com

    Book Brothers Episode 5

    Book Brothers Episode 5

    Michael and Tom Zubal discuss their recent adventures buying and selling scholarly and rare books. Among other topics, Michael recounts a horrific episode in San Francisco, and Tom discusses the Easton Press market as well as Amazon's refusal to remove the millions of fake, duplicate book pages which deceive customers into spending more than they should

    • 36 min
    Episode 4 - ABEBOOKS' Fake listings & California chaos

    Episode 4 - ABEBOOKS' Fake listings & California chaos

    Michael and Tom Zubal discuss the millions of fake book listings on Abebooks.com and then recant their tales of a huge book haul in Northern and Southern California.

    • 41 min
    Book Brothers Episode 3

    Book Brothers Episode 3

    Michael and Tom Zubal talk about the ins and outs of life in the book business. Highlights include a chaotic visit to Queens involving several thousand books, an introductory course on BOOKJACKING LEVEL II, a recap of Michael's talk at a seminar on stealing books, and other adventures unique to the Book Brothers!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Book Brothers Episode 2

    Book Brothers Episode 2

    Tom & Mike discuss the evil known as BOOKJACKING. Find out how you can save lots of money by NOT buying from bookjackers. Also, Tom talks about his most recent buying trip to Los Angeles that netted about 30,000 books.

    • 28 min
    Book Brothers Episode 1

    Book Brothers Episode 1

    Between Michael and Tom Zubal, they have over 70 years of experience in the used book business. Zubal Books, founded by their dad, John, in 1961, has been a giant in the scholarly, rare, and out-of-print book business for decades. Now, for the first time, the brothers reveal secrets of the trade, tales of book hauls on the road, and other insights on this ancient vocation. Every episode will educate you on what books are valuable, introduce you to some of the amazing characters that the Zubals have worked with over the years, and just let the boys unload about things in the book trade that make them smile or give them the feelings that their heads may explode!

    • 15 min

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