An Opera for Antiquarians

An Opera for Antiquarians

Friday, May 20th will see the premiere of my new opera with composer Stella Sung, a “rare book” opera, if you will, called The Book Collector, in which two men vie for possession of an exceedingly rare book. Why a rare book opera, you may ask? In truth, the opera is driven by the forces that hav... [ more ]

Chaucer’s Day Job

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Even when they're successful, some writers prefer to keep their day jobs. For example, Wallace Stevens was an executive at a Connecticut insurance company, and he believed that work kept the poetic spirit properly anchored. Goethe worked as an enthusiastic civil servant and administrator long after the smashing success of Young Werther. To this camp also belongs Geoffrey Chaucer, who stayed gainfully... [ more ]

New Catalogs: May 2016

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We roundup the latest catalogs of rare books and ephemera from ABAA members for May 2016. Enjoy. CHARLES AGVENT 126 BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF POET WILLIAM MEREDITH -- All 126 items in our new catalog are from the library of William Meredith with nearly all INSCRIBED to the poet. Writers include Vonnegut, Updike, Ginsberg, and many luminaries of poetry. William Meredith began writing while a student ... [ more ]

Upcoming Event

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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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