A first edition of a favorite authors is a sure-fire great gift. Even better would be one signed by the author! You'll find a great many first editions and signed books in our literature category, from award-winning classics to contemporary authors. Here are a few examples to what your appetite. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/N... [more]

On Collecting Books

Literary Los Angeles

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Literary Los Angeles: A Legacy as Diverse as the City Itself The Hollywood sign looms large over Los Angeles. However, despite its close association with the motion picture industry, the enduring prom... [more]

On Collecting Books

Collecting Nabokov’s Lolita

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Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is one of the most-celebrated and most-notorious novels of the twentieth century. Its path to publication did not run smooth, and there are many different editions and transl... [more]

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Latest Rare Book Catalogs

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Browse the latest catalogs of rare books, fine bindings, incunabula, print ephemera, and so much more... Header image: pages from Between the Covers Rare Books' new catalog... Please note, this list i... [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.