One of my great pleasures as a bookseller in Pittsburgh is to go on house calls to buy quantities of books. Most of the time, the accumulation of books and whatnot reveal the tree rings of their possessors’ lives and provide a chronology of intellectual growth and predilection: first the kids’ books, then the school books, yearbooks, college texts, then on into adulthood – cook books, art bo... [more]
In a few days I’ll be heading out to Colorado Springs for my fifth tour of duty on the faculty of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. Hard as it is for me to believe that five years have passed s... [more]
Last Friday PBS NewsHour did a feature on a fine press printing of Walt Whitman's seminal poetry collection Leaves of Grass. The limited edition is being published by Arion Press and produced in the s... [more]
The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) is a trade association of rare booksellers that was formed 60 years ago. We have 450 members who specialize in books in all fields, as well as maps, prints, documents and autographs. 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.