Florence Shay



Florence Shay was one of the great booksellers of the past century. Florence started her Chicago firm Titles Inc. in 1972 and became an ABAA member in 1976. She was an active member of the association and played an instrumental role in bringing an international antiquarian book fair to Chicago. Florence was also the author of a much loved blog. Titles Inc. specialized in First Editions, Chicagoiana, Americana, Books about Books, Illustrated Books, Art & Decorative Arts, Poetry, Children's Books, Leather Sets, and Lakeside Classics. Sadly, Florence passed away in 2012. This interview was conducted shortly before her passing by Daniel Weinberg of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc.
Florence Shay