About ABAA:

The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America was founded in 1949 to promote interest in rare and antiquarian books and book collecting, and to foster collegial relations. We strive to maintain the highest standards in the trade. All members agree to abide by the ABAA's Code of Ethics. While our members sell, buy, and appraise books and printed matter, our staff can assist you with finding a bookseller and with other trade-related matters.

In Search of ‘Rare Books’

In Search of ‘Rare Books’

Hello. And greetings from England. When I was asked by the ABAA to become a contributor to The New Antiquarian, I was delighted. But what to write? Much is made of the differences between British and American English—two nations divided by a common language, and all that—and I'll admit that I en... [ more ]

Reviving Neglected Books


Doing research on some Irvin Faust typescripts, I stumbled across Brad Bigelow's amazing blog, Neglected Books, where he had done a retrospective of Faust's work in early 2010. Bigelow's celebration of Faust was fluid, insightful and funny. I read parts of it aloud to my wife: "And if you happen to wander into a used book store that actually has inventory older than the clerk behind the counter, you ... [ more ]

Upcoming Event


The 38th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Hynes Convention Center from November 14-16, 2014. For more information, please visit bostonbookfair.com.

November 14th, 2014 - November 16th, 2014

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