David J. Holmes was born in Somerville NJ in 1945 to Forrest and Margaret (Reed) Holmes. His childhood was blessed by wonderful family and friends and a deep love of nature. He spent the spare moments of his youth “brookside” in New Jersey, studying the ways of the water, and along the Jersey shore. Later this love was to bring him to purchase his summer home in Port Clyde, Maine. David was al... [more]


Boston Book Fair: Catalogs

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A short list of catalogs describing the rare books and ephemera ABAA members will be exhibiting at the 2016 Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair at Boston's Hynes Convention Center over the week... [more]

On Collecting Books

A Boy & His Book: Moby Dick

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In February of 1964, in my freshman American Literature Survey Class, I first encountered Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Our teacher was Daniel Hoffman, a worthy poet, critic, and educator who'd go on t... [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.