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The 40th annual Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar will be held this year July 16 to July 21, at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

Our keynote speaker this year is Kevin Young, the author of ten books of poetry, including Book of Hours, winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets and a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award; Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels, winner of a 2012 American Book Award; and Jelly Roll: A Blues, a finalist for the National Book Award. He is currently Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at New York Public Library, and was recently named Poetry Editor of the New Yorker magazine.

Our specialty dealer this year is ABAA bookseller, Heather O’Donnell, formerly of Bauman Rare Books and now proprietor of Honey & Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn, specializing in literary classics and curiosities, and a past graduate of CABS.

More than a dozen scholarships are available this year: please see for more information.

Of particular note this year is an addition to the faculty, the consummate collector and political activist, Lisa Baskin.


Other returning faculty members include:

Terry Belanger, founder of Rare Book School and a 2005 MacArthur Fellow;

Brian Cassidy, ABAA bookseller and specialist in most things contemporary;

Lorne Bair, ABAA bookseller specializing in labor history and social movements;

Maria Lin, Chief, IT and Photography Departments, Rulon-Miller Books;

Katherine Reagan, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Cornell;

Garrett Scott, ABAA bookseller specializing in eccentric religious movements and popular medicine;

and myself, Rob Rulon-Miller, Seminar Director for just a little while longer, an ABAA member specializing in most anything that comes my way.


Kathy Lindeman, our on-site coordinator, will be happy to assist in answering questions. Please contact her through our website where you will more find information about our courses, schedule, scholarships, and registration, among other interesting CABS tidbits.

Registration will once again be limited to 50 students.