Latest Rare Book Catalogs

Latest Rare Book Catalogs

“For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.”  John Milton, Areopagitica The great Engl... [ more ]

Buying Rare Books as Gifts

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ABAA member John Schulman of Caliban Book Shop has some advice for anyone considering buying antiquarian or rare books as gifts, and explains how to use the ABAA's website and how to work with ABAA dealers to your best advantage. So it's crunch time and you need a gift for a booklover. When people come into our store asking us to find the perfect item, the first questions we have are about the recipi... [ more ]

Five Beatrix Potter Books You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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I think of myself as a Beatrix Potter fan. I bought some nice reproductions of the original Peter Rabbit stories for my kids when they were young, and my Farmer McGregor impression regularly reduced them to fits of giggles. But, until recently, I never realized there are literally dozens of books and characters by Potter that I've never come across. Perhaps publishers don't believe her brand of simpl... [ more ]

Upcoming Event

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The 50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held on February 10-12, 2017, at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Featuring the collections and rare treasures of over 200 booksellers ...

February 10th, 2017 - February 12th, 2017

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