Buying Rare Books as Gifts

Buying Rare Books as Gifts

ABAA member John Schulman of Caliban Book Shop has some advice for anyone considering buying antiquarian or rare books as gifts, and explains how to use the ABAA's website and how to work with ABAA dealers to your best advantage. So it's crunch time and you need a gift for a booklover. When people c... [ more ]

Members Receiving Awards


Two ABAA members have received presigious awards recently. At the 73rd World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention during the Hugo Awards Ceremony, David Aronovitz of The Fine Books Company was awarded the very prestigious "San Moskowitz Archive Award.” It is a Lifetime Achievement Award given to excellence in amassing a world class collection and publishing books which emanate from the collection... [ more ]

Interviews with the 2015 NCBCC Winners


The annual National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest aims to encourage young collectors to become accomplished bibliophiles. This year's winners have built up fascinating collections on topics as diverse as formalist Russian composers, women in the Spanish Civil War, and 20th Century Southern Literature. We asked the four winners to tell us more about their collections... 1st prize: Alexander P. Io... [ more ]

Upcoming Event


The 49th California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held Feb. 12-14, 2016, at the Pasadena Convention Center. For more information, please visit

February 12th, 2016 - February 14th, 2016

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