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.

1939: Finnegan’s Wake

1939: Finnegan’s Wake

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the year 1939, we've saved the oddest book for last. John Michael Lang, who operates a general antiquarian shop in Seattle, recalls reading the notoriously difficult novel. A colleague recently asked me why I had read Finnegans Wake. He couldn't seem to locate any... [ more ]

Book Show Wars

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Back in the 1990s event promoter Bernice Bornstein saw an opportunity and took advantage of it. Her husband Marvin owned a parking lot directly across the street from the Hynes Auditorium, where the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair was being held. “Why not have a smaller show for non-ABAA dealers that same weekend?” she asked. “We could use the basement of Marvin's garage.” Thus the... [ more ]

October Catalogue and List Announcements

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The Lawbook Exchange just issued an E-List: Blackstone: 30 Items, inspired by the recent publication of Ann J. Laeuchli's Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone. Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books announced the publication of Catalogue Number Ten: Charles Livingston Bull. Joslin Hall Rare Books released Catalog #351: A Selection of Jane Yolen's Signed Poetry Broadsides and Catalog 352 - A Selecti... [ more ]

Upcoming Event

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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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