In the second-hand book market of the USA boom on antique editions.
Not so long ago, it was found out by sociologists of the New York Center for Social Research that Americans refer antiquarian books to luxury goods, and during the crisis it is bought up willingly. No worse than gold bars. Americans consider this a profitable investment.
Many celebrities are fond of collecting antique books. So, Brad Pitt, being a fan of the writer Jerome Salinger, collects old editions of his books. Gwyneth Paltrow admits that she carefully collects old books on cooking. Actress Megan Fox is a fan of seasoned historical publications.
In general, for the uninitiated now, an antique book at the book-selling level means a kind of second-hand book, distinguished from it by a certain age, special commodity properties and qualities, the individuality of its assessment and the nature of consumption. At the same time, that outside of the market conceptual series, the essence of the book, called antique, does not change. Connoisseurs of book antiques know it well.
"Recently, I managed to get a great antique book on Buddhism. You can’t deduct such things in modern editions," wrote the LJ blogger.
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