In Memoriam: Robert D. Fleck

In Memoriam: Robert D. Fleck

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... [ more ]

The Art of Ownership: Bookplates


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 individuality, wit, and artistic skill that went into bookplates in years gone by. A new exhibition attempts to showcase the best examples for bookplates from centuries past. The Rosenbach of the Free Library... [ more ]

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 Govi (, from whom these books were consigned. De Chyromantia libri III authoris ciusdam vetustissimi per Joannem DRYANDRUM restituti Marpurgi, anno MDXXXVIII. Tibet, Antioco (1528) 8vo; ... [ more ]

Upcoming Event


The Boston Book Fair will take place October 28-30, 2016. More than 120 dealers from around the world rendevous every fall at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay to display their latest...

October 28th, 2016 - October 30th, 2016

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