Former president of the ABAA Robert D. Fleck died yesterday. Fleck founded Oak Knoll Books in 1976, and Oak Knoll Press two years later. The publishing operation was intended to fill a need he saw for books about book collecting, design, and bibliography. Fleck was extremely well-known and respected throughout the international antiquarian community, serving as president of both the ABAA and the I... [more]

On Collecting Books

The Art of Ownership: Bookplates

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Bookplates are fascinating corner of the literary world. If your only exposure to bookplates are the rather anodyne mass-produced examples some modern bookstores sell, you may not appreciate the indiv... [more]

Security

2 Books Stolen from PRPH

The ABAA has recently become aware of a theft which occurred in May from PRPH books. If you have information, or believe you may have been offered either of the items below, please contact Fabrizio Go... [more]

Bookseller News

Rare Book Catalogs

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We humans are a superstitious bunch. Some touch wood frequently, others mutter about rabbits on the first day of each month, and apparantly a large number wear particular socks or T-shirts in the purs... [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.