New Catalogs: May 2016

New Catalogs: May 2016

We roundup the latest catalogs of rare books and ephemera from ABAA members for May 2016. Enjoy. CHARLES AGVENT 126 BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF POET WILLIAM MEREDITH -- All 126 items in our new catalog are from the library of William Meredith with nearly all INSCRIBED to the poet. Writers include Von... [ more ]

The Savvy Bookseller: Tips and tricks before you shoot

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The fourth installment of Kaitlin Manning's series on taking better pictures of rare books and ephemera. No matter what kind of camera you use, there are a few basic practices you can apply before you start shooting to improve the look and quality of your images (and to avoid fixing time consuming mistakes later on). While it is true that editing programs like Lightroom, Photoshop, and Gimp can work ... [ more ]

An Opera for Antiquarians

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Friday, May 20th will see the premiere of my new opera with composer Stella Sung, a “rare book” opera, if you will, called The Book Collector, in which two men vie for possession of an exceedingly rare book. Why a rare book opera, you may ask? In truth, the opera is driven by the forces that have defined opera since its earliest days: jealousy and love, vengeance and mercy, the clash of social cl... [ more ]

Upcoming Event

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The Boston Book Fair will take place October 28-30, 2016. More than 120 dealers from around the world rendevous every fall at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay to display their latest...

October 28th, 2016 - October 30th, 2016

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