Entries from December 2017


Latest Rare Book Catalogs

By Rich Rennicks

Browse the latest catalogs of rare books, fine bindings, incunabula, print ephemera, and so much more... (Cover image from Donald A. Heald's new catalog, Arctic Exploration.) Please note, this list is... [more]

A first edition of a favorite authors is a sure-fire great gift. Even better would be one signed by the author! You'll find a great many first editions and signed books in our literature category, fro... [more]


Literary Los Angeles

By Brad Johnson

Literary Los Angeles: A Legacy as Diverse as the City Itself The Hollywood sign looms large over Los Angeles. However, despite its close association with the motion picture industry, the enduring prom... [more]

Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is one of the most-celebrated and most-notorious novels of the twentieth century. Its path to publication did not run smooth, and there are many different editions and transl... [more]

A deluxe copy of a children's classic is a favorite gift at almost any point in childhood. As the child grows older and better able to appreciate a care for their books, some seek to introduce the boo... [more]

Entries from November 2017


Buying Rare Books as Gifts

By John Schulman

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 de... [more]


Explore New Arrivals

By Rich Rennicks

ABAA members list newly acquired or catalogued books on almost every day of the year. Keep an eager eye on our "New Arrivals" search page to see what's recently been offered for sale and find the book... [more]

ABAA-member Charles Roberts (Wonder Book) has published a wonderful meditation on the classic cookbook The Joy of Cooking on his blog at Wonder Books. More than a straight article about the book's cre... [more]


Books of the Week

By Rich Rennicks

Every week ABAA members list their latest acquisitions on abaa.org and issue catalogs of rare books and print ephemera. Here are a few A Pirate Classic From description: The Observations of Sir Richar... [more]