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 anyone else who had ever done so, or had even tried. It is a legitimate question. The book is unintelli... [more]

Book Fairs

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 B... [more]

Et Cetera

Endnotes: Rare Books News & Events

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ILAB is coordinating a series of Pop-Up Book Fairs across the world for UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day on April 23, 2015. The two organizations have created an offiial partnership for the event a... [more]

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About ABAA

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.