The Latest Members of the ABAA
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by rich@abaa.org
2d ago
Meet the latest members of the ABAA.   Full Membership Robin Beck, Primary Sources, Uncharted Americana Born and raised in the foothills of western North Carolina, Rob Beck came to bookselling after twenty years of deep and focused collecting in a very narrow slice of the Americana pie. In 2017, he and his wife, Laoma, launched Primary Sources, Uncharted Americana, specializing in rare, unique, or unusual American paper, whether printed, manuscript, or visual. Primary Sources is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and operates primarily through catalogues, having issued seven to date. Ro ..read more
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Virtual Book Fair: Winter Edition
ABAA Blog
by rich@abaa.org
1w ago
Save the date for the ABAA Virtual Book Fair: Winter Edition! March 7-9, 2024 www.abaa.org/vbf  Explore the finest rare books, manuscripts, maps, prints, and ephemera at our next virtual book fair. The doors will open at 12pm ET on Thursday, March 7 and remain open continuously until 7pm ET on Saturday, March 9. We invite you to shop the virtual booths of leading antiquarian booksellers from around the world and discover their latest acquisitions and rare finds.  View participating dealers here... For more information visit: www.abaa.org/vbf...    ..read more
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Brown Bag Series: Allie Alvis
ABAA Blog
by rich@abaa.org
2w ago
Please join the ABAA Gender Equity Initiative on Zoom on February 14th, 2024, at 2 PM ET for a Brown Bag Lunch Series with Alexandra (Allie) Alvis, Curator of Special Collections, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.    Rare books and manuscripts are more than historical objects, they are potent – and elastic – symbols. Shifting cultural values emphasize (and de-emphasize) parts of history to suit their goals, with books frequently being caught up in the mix, but rarely a focal point. Despite being relegated to supporting roles, the material forms of books in ..read more
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CA Book Fair: Speaker Schedule
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by rich@abaa.org
1M ago
The 56th California International Antiquarian Book Fair (Feb. 9-11, 2024) will feature several presentations from leading experts from around the Golden State.   Saturday, February 10, 2024 1:00pm Liberation Through Duplication: Press Power of the Long 1960s    Lincoln Cushing | Independent archivist and historian, Docs Populi | Instructor, University of California, Berkeley This presentation explores a marginalized segment of the printed ephemera world during the 1960s and 1970s - politically motivated propaganda. Activists who’d never before even touc ..read more
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California Book Fair Preview
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by rich@abaa.org
1M ago
The California International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to San Francisco February 9-11. Widely recognized as one of the world's largest exhibitions of antiquarian books for sale, more than 100 exhibitors from around the world will present rare books, maps, illustrations, historical documents, and ephemera on a vast array of subjects and genres. Here is a small preview of the material exhibitors will have available.   THE UNIQUE ORIGINAL AMBROTYPE  Ostendorf #14.  Housed in an 1865 period frame, with mourning ribbons setting off the ambrotype at the corners. Cole, Roderick A ..read more
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2024 ABAA x AbeBooks Internship
ABAA Blog
by rich@abaa.org
1M ago
The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America's Diversity Initiative Committee is proud to announce a paid summer internship program co-sponsored by AbeBooks. We invite you to apply and share this opportunity with qualified applicants at your institution and beyond.  This 10-week paid, hands-on, learning-oriented program seeks to provide an opportunity for entry to historically underrepresented individuals in the trade—Black, Indigenous, people of color, and/or LGBTQ+, by offering tools, experiences, and exposures necessary to pursue a career in the antiquarian book trade.  Th ..read more
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California Book Fair 2024
ABAA Blog
by rich@abaa.org
1M ago
The 56th California International Antiquarian Book Fair is making its in-person return to San Francisco next month. The fair, sponsored by the  Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA), takes place February 9-11, 2024, at Pier 27 (cruise ship terminal). Widely recognized as one of the world's largest exhibitions of antiquarian books for sale, more than 100 exhibitors from around the world will present rare books, maps, illustrations, historical documents, and ephemera on a vast array of subjects and genres.   “Post-pandemic, we are seeing resurgent ..read more
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Bibliography Week Showcase 2024
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by rich@abaa.org
1M ago
Join us for an in-person Bibliography Week Showcase at the French Institute: Alliance Française, Monday, January 22, 2024.   Opening Hours:  10:30am-4pm   The Showcase features 30 dealers displaying printed and manuscript material from the Middle Ages to the present day. Admission is free! Browse exhibiting dealers here…   Location: French Institute: Alliance Française 60th Street between Park and Madison, NYC.   The Bibliography Week Showcase is hosted with the Bibliographical Society of America and the Grolier Club and is part of Bibliography We ..read more
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Collecting Queer—An Inside Look at the World of LGBTQ+ Rare Books, Archives and Ephemera
ABAA Blog
by rich@abaa.org
1M ago
In partnership with the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the GLBT Historical Society Museum and Archives, renowned queer historian and book dealer Gerard Koskovich joins acclaimed archivist and collector Lisbet Tellefsen to discuss the importance of rare and historic LGBTQ+ archives, books, periodicals, posters and ephemera. They’ll share materials from their personal holdings and offer helpful tips for individuals and institutions looking to start or enrich their own collections. Representatives from ABAA members Bolerium Book ..read more
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Missing: Multi-Million Dollar Collection of Comics, Horror, and Science Fiction
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by sbenne@abaa.org
2M ago
Items from the collection of James Strand began appearing on the open market in August, seemingly pillaged from Strand's Portland-area residence after he passed away early in the year. Strand was known to collect comics, as well as first editions in horror and science fiction genres, including Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft. Among the known missing items is illustration art, including that of H.P. Lovecraft's horror novella, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, by Frank Utpatel. Anyone offered items they suspect stolen from this collection should contact the FBI Portland Field office: (5 ..read more
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