Definition of term:: American Book Prices Current

  • American Book Prices Current
    Sometimes abbreviated as ABPC. A long-running guide, now available on CD-ROM, of auction prices realized (hammer prices, without the buyer premium) for most major book auctions. Like any other price guideline, the information from the ABPC must be taken in context. For the European Market there is "Auktionspreise Online" (of the German Antiquarian Booksellers' Association) and "Jahrbuch der Auktionspreise".
Source: What bookdealers really mean. A dictionary by Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers), with additions from other sources