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The ABAA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 National Collegiate Book Collecting Competition.


1st Place  
 Alexander M. Koch, The Breath and Breadth of the Maine Woods
 Unity College

2nd Place 
Mark Gallagher, A New Spirit of Truth: The Writings of the American Transcendentalists

3rd Place 
Xavier González, “Books That Count” Books and DVDs Calculated to Inspire Children and Young Adults to Explore the Wonderful World of Mathematics
Harvard University

Essay Winner
Sarah Linton, “THE FICTION WE HAVE BECOME”  William Gibson’s  Uncertain Future and the Cyberpunk Revolution
Johns Hopkins University

The judges were very impressed with the submitted collections and wish to thank all who participated. The Awards Ceremony will take place at the Library of Congress, James Madison Building, Montpelier Room on Friday, October 20th at 5:30pm. The event is free and open to public. 

The National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest was established in 2005 by Fine Books & Collections Magazine to recognize outstanding book collecting efforts by college and university students, the program aims to encourage young collectors to become accomplished bibliophiles.

The contest is now administered jointly by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS), the Grolier Club, and the Center for the Book and the Rare Books and Special Collections Division (the Library of Congress), with major support from the Jay I. Kislak Foundation.  

Next week, we’ll have brief interviews with each of this year’s winners