March sees a bumper crop of new catalogs and lists announced by ABAA members: A Selection of Rare Books, Literary First Editions, Fine Printing, Manuscripts, Letters, and Art is issued jointly by Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books and James S. Jaffe Rare Books. R & A Petrilla, Booksellers & Appraisers present Photographic Viewbooks (.pdf download): 19th- & 20th-century views of small towns and cities... [more]

On Collecting Books

The Doves Press Story

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The recent news that typeface designer Robert Green -- who produced a digitized version of the classic Doves Type in 2013 -- had recovered over 150 of the original lead punches from the River Thames h... [more]

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New Members: February 2015

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The ABAA has recently approved several new members, all of whom have successfully proven themselves to be, in the words of the ABAA Guarantee "established, knowledgeable, and of excellent reputation."... [more]

On Collecting Books

Signed Books Vs. Inscribed Books

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What's better: a simple author signature, or an inscription? As a longtime bookseller -- a veteran of Borders, Waldenbooks, and independent stores -- I thought I knew the answer. But, once I began wor... [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.