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In memory of long-time member George Robert Kane (Oct. 6, 1913–Nov. 28, 2009), the Northern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America announces the availability of an Educational Scholarship. In the interest of promoting professionalism and education relevant to the antiquarian book trade, persons currently working in or actively pursuing a career in the book trade are especially encouraged to apply. The Scholarship will pay tuition cost (to $1,500) for participation in a course of study offered by the following programs in the Summer/Fall of 2019: California Rare Book School (Los Angeles); Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (Colorado Springs); Rare Book School (Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as several other locations).

To apply for the NCC/ABAA Educational Scholarship, please provide the following:

1)  A completed copy of the application form.
2)  A personal statement or essay (no longer than two pages) in which you describe your past or current experience in the world of rare books, your goals for the future, and what you hope to gain from the studies afforded by this scholarship.
3) Letter of support written by a professional bookseller or rare book librarian.

Please email the NCC Secretary, Alexander Akin, to obtain an application:

All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2019. The NCC/ABAA will notify scholarship applicants of its award decision via email by May 10, 2019. Each application must include at least one written letter of support by a professional bookseller or rare book librarian, as well as the applicant's biography and essay. Complete application and supporting letter may be submitted via a PDF email attachment to Alexander Akin, NCC secretary, at or by post to: Alexander Akin, Bolerium Books, 2141 Mission Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94110.