Existing subscribers to The Book Collector have been setup on our new site, but before logging in for the first time they will need to change their password.
Please go here, enter the email address you registered with us and you will then be sent an email with a link to reset your password, after which you can then login and access our Archive.
Be careful to ensure that you web browser does not try to use an old saved username and password when you login with your new credentials for the first time.
If you have forgotten your registered email address, or no longer have access to it, you will need to request a manual reset.
Searching the Archive
Our site offers two ways to search the archive.
Search on the top navigation allows you to search the curated content with the option to refine by section. Results here can also be sorted by:
- Sales Category
- Sub Category
This is a good way to search when you know the author or title of a book, or the general category that it may belong to.
Alternatively, our site offers a full text search from the right hand navigation bar and entering a word or phrase on this page will search the entire text content of the Archive's PDFs (omitting common words ie "and", "to", "then" etc.) and will return a list of publication PDFs where your search term occurs in order of relevance.
The relevance score simply reflects the number of occurrences of your search term or part therein within that particular pdf. The results are sorted by most relevant.
This is a good way to search for more obscure references, or to establish which publications may be the most relevant to your query.
The issue of Spring 2017 (2017-01) is the last occasion on which a printed index for the previous year will be issued. In future the Archive will be updated quarterly.
Viewing your PDF
The file can be viewed in your browser, depending on your settings, but you may prefer to download it permanently to your local device in which case you will need a PDF Reader to access it. Some come built in, others can be downloaded, but most are free. There is a wide choice to suit your own preferences.
If you do not have a preferred app installed, Adobe Reader DC is well established and can be downloaded free here from the Adobe site and is available for Mac, Windows and Android operating systems.
There is information on Linux readers here.
In Adobe you can use the Find toolbar for a quick search of the current PDF, to find a word or phrase. Open it by choosing Edit > Find in the menu (or keystroke: CTL or Command+F). For Windows users, CTL + F opens a box on your screen. Type in what you're looking for and all the entries will be enumerated.