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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.

CA Book Fair 2015: Featured Items

CA Book Fair 2015: Featured Items

Exhibiting booksellers at the 48th annual California International Antiquarian Book Fair have announced some unusual and notable items that will be for sale at the fair (being held at the Marriott Oakland City Center, Oakland, CA from February 6 to 8, 2015). Some of these special items include: Over... [ more ]

Paying Your Bills in 1868 America – Expansively

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In 1868 America you had to pay your bills in America just like you do now. If you were the tidy type, you might have this collapsible pocket bill organizer on your desk. This unusual survival —an expandable pocket bill organizer— was manufactured from gilt-stamped and lettered black cloth (closely matching book cloth seen on publisher's trade bindings for the period) and stiff cardstock. Commerci... [ more ]

Satire, Persecution, & Charlie Hebdo

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The horrible murders at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical weekly, inspired international discussions on a range of topics: the causes of such extremism and how to combat it; the place of free speech in civil society; how people of varying religions and ethnicities can learn to live with each other; the role and history of satire; and (slightly heartening from a bookseller's perspecti... [ more ]

Upcoming Event

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The 48th California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held on Feb. 6-8, 2015, at the Oakland Marriott City Center. For more information, please visit cabookfair.com.

February 6th, 2015 - February 8th, 2015

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