Notice of Censure of ABAA Members

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Re: Notice of CENSURE of Seyla Martayan and Richard Lan The Board of Governors of the ABAA, pursuant to the Association's By-­Law Article V, section I (2), hereby CENSURE Seyla Martayan and Richard Lan for violations of the Association's Code of Ethics. The Board while appreciative of Ms. Martayan and Mr. Lan's success in satisfying the economic concerns raised by the complainants concluded that... [more]

On Collecting Books

What was a Green Book?

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In the Jim Crow era, travel was fraught with difficulty for African Americans. The growing black middle class could afford to buy cars and travel for leisure, and throughout the South, the purchase of... [more]

Bookseller News

Rare Book News

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A quick roundup of the news about rare books and collectors from around the world. (Regularly updated, with the latest news items added at the top.) Nice to see so many ABAA members mentionned in this... [more]

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About ABAA

The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) is a trade association of rare booksellers that was formed 60 years ago. We have 450 members who specialize in books in all fields, as well as maps, prints, documents and autographs. While our members sell, buy, and appraise books and printed matter, our staff can assist you with finding a bookseller and with other trade-related matters.