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The Midwest Chapter of the ABAA has just announced a new annual scholarship to the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar! Details for 2014 applicants are below.

The Florence Shay/Midwest Chapter CABS Scholarship
In memory of long-time member Florence Shay (1922-2012), the Midwest Chapter of the ABAA offers a $1500 educational scholarship to attend the 2014 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. It covers tuition, room and board for one attendee at this year’s Seminar.

This scholarship is offered to booksellers who are from the Midwest Chapter region, which includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Applicants should provide the following:

• A completed copy of the application form.

• A personal statement or essay (no longer than two pages) in which you describe your past or current experience in the world of antiquarian books, your goals for the future, and what you hope to gain from the studies afforded by this scholarship. If you have attended an antiquarian book fair in the past, please offer an observation or impression gained from that experience.

• Letter of support written by a professional bookseller or rare book librarian.

Applications will be accepted until midnight, June 15, 2014. The NCC/ABAA will notify scholarship applicants of its award decision via email by June 30, 2014.

Those interested in applying for the scholarship should send an email to Kurt Gippert at