“Genius is immediate, but talent takes time.” —Janet Flanner If you think of Paris as a golden city of culture, eternally haunted by the ghosts of “lost generation” writers like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein, you are indebted to Janet Flanner. For 50 years Flanner lived in Paris and chronicled its daily life, its culture, and its personalities for the New Yorke... [more]

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Food Fights & Culture Wars

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ABAA member Tom Nealon (Pazzo Books) specializes in early printed books and cookbooks, and has drawn on his knowledge of these areas to write a book on the history of food and its vital influence on t... [more]

On Collecting Books

Rare Book News

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While the week after the New York Antiquarian Book Fair is generally a week of rest and recuperation for booksellers and collectors alike, there was still plenty of news happening in the rare book wor... [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.