Good day, bookies. Stand by for book news!

Although ebay alternative ebid.net.us has been around for a while now, today is the official launch day in the USA, with a media advertising campaign to go along. ebid is a nice site, reminiscent of the long gone early days of ebay, and offers two different pricing programs. No subscriptions and small final value fees, or a one-time subscription and no fees. Your friendly neighborhood bookseller mentions this, bookies, because this is the auction site he will probably be using in the future for all of those juicy one-of-a-kind treasures he digs up from time to time.

Bonanzle.com passed the 100,000 listing mark. This is pretty amazing, considering the site just launched June 1 of this year. If you like Craigslist, then you’ll probably love this place. You can check out my booth if you want to see what it would look like: http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/Billthebookguy

Sorry I couldn’t come up with a better looking photo.

Davis Kidd will host Lauren Fix this Tuesday at 6 pm. Her book Lauren Fix’s Guide to Loving Your Car sounds intriguing if you’re a car person.

Haywood Smith will be at Davis-Kidd this Wednesday, 6 pm, for a meet-and-great and a signing for Wedding Belles, a novel with mothers, daughters, weddings and, no doubt, mayhem. Author of the enormously popular Red Hat Club, she is a regular here and will no doubt be a lot of fun, assuming that’s your cuppa. I’ve always wondered why more people don’t attend book signings, it’s a great chance to meet the author, ask questions and mingle with other bookies.