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“Treasures of Vancouver history on block at book fair”
Vancouver Sun - September 20 2012

Among the items for sale is a three-volume set from the explorerwho gave Vancouver its name, for $52,500 US

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“Captain Vancouver books for sale”
On The Coast - CBC Radio - September 21 2012

Eric Waschke, is interviewed by the CBC Vancouver Radio program. The interview starts at 2:06:06.

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“ILAB on Top!”
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers - 24 Jan 2012
ILAB booksellers Eric and Alisa Waschke have returned from an expedition to South America where they climbed some of the highest mountains.

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“Bibliophiles flock to Toronto for antiquarian book fair”
Canada AM: The business of books - 2011

Eric Waschke, an antiquarian bookseller, says his job is interesting because he never knows where he'll find his next book. He explains how he knows a book is valuable, and lists his favourite finds.

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“The desire to learn something new every day and an undying passion for antiquarian books”
An interview with Eric Waschke - The Wayfarer's Bookshop - 2010

From Canada to the Kilimanjaro, from Moscow to Buenos Aires and back to Vancouver. “I guess my claim to fame is that I've visited over 4000 used and antiquarian booksellers, including over 1000 ILAB members, in my travels to 92 countries.”
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ILAB on the Road - Antiquarian Booksellers of Santiago de Chile, Montevideo and Buenos Aires.
Eric P. Waschke - The Wayfarer's Bookshop - 2009

From the 25th of October until the 11th of November, I visited the antiquarian booksellers in the capitals of the Southern South American countries of Chile, Uruguay and Argentina.
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Report on the Russian Antiquarian Book Trade, 2008
Eric P. Waschke - The Wayfarer's Bookshop - 2008

From the 17 th till 27 th of June 2008, I visited a total of thirty used and antiquarian books hops in St. Petersburg (13) and Moscow (17). In my opinion, of the thirty shops I visited, at least fifteen are working at an ILAB equivalent level (three in St. Petersburg and twelve in Moscow ).
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Post Cards From European Antiquarian Book Fairs: A Comparison
Eric P. Waschke - The Wayfarer's Bookshop - 2005

In order to replenish my stock of rare travel books, renew contacts, and to continue learning about books and the book trade, I find it essential to visit and exhibit at European book fairs. In the hope that the information might prove useful to my colleagues, I thought I would give a brief summary of some of the fairs I have attended which include Brussels, Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Zurich, Milan, Madrid, Paris and London.
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Nicholas A. Basbanes' Article: "The Known Book World"
Nicholas A. Basbanes' Article - from Fine Books and Collections. 2005

Eric Waschke has embarked on a decidedly quixotic campaign to explore what he calls the "known book world" -- his way of saying that he visits as many bookstores as he can on all inhabited continents.
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Around the World to Find 80 Good Books
Eric P. Waschke - The Wayfarer's Bookshop - 2003

At the beginning of this year, my desire to visit the ‘Known Book World' had finally brought me to the ‘Grand Finale': a trip around the globe, inspired by my childhood reading of Jules Verne's ‘Phileas Fogg' and his ‘Around the World in 80 Days.' My journey ended up being a mental and physical marathon of 23 flights with 13 stops in 8 weeks taking me to visit booksellers in Asia, Africa, Europe, and America.
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