Thew New Antiquarian is the blog of the Antiqurian Booksellers' Association of America

Browse the latest catalogs, newsletters, and e-lists of rare books, fine bindings, incunabula, print ephemera, and much more from the members of the ABAA below. (Also includes podcasts, blog posts, and other digital formats.) *New* indicates any catalogs added this month. AARDVARK BOOKS/EZRA THE BOOKFINDER Recent Acquisitions Featured item: IL FILOCOPO, DI NUOVO RIVEDUTO, CORRETTO, ET ALLA SUA VERA L... [ more about Latest Catalogs of Rare Books]

This fascinating blog post about the history of vellum and parchment is written by Richard Norman, an experienced British bookbinder now living in France, where he runs Eden Wookshops with his wife and fellow bookbinder, Margaret, specializing in Family Bibles and liturgical books. The article originally appeared on, and is reprinted below with the author's permission. --Editor ... [ more about The History Of Vellum And Parchment]

The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) condemns the actions of the two individuals sentenced today in the Carnegie Library thefts. John Schulman ceased to be a member of the ABAA within days of his indictment. As antiquarian booksellers, we are the custodians and caretakers of cultural materials. This incident is not only a violation of that responsibility and our rigorous Code of... [ more about ABAA Statement re Carnegie Library Thefts and Sentencing]