One of the most important pieces of advice for new collectors has always been "buy the book before the coin".
This presentation will explore how to get started building a basic numismatic library. The internet is filled with information about coins, but books still remain relevant and important for collectors. Regardless of what you collect, there is probably a specialty book that covers your interest. The ANA library is vast, and we will discuss how to most effectively use this resource. Knowledge is the key to numismatic success, and my goal will to be help you build your own library.