Frances G. Durako

Before entering the rare book trade Fran Durako worked for a large law firm in Washington, DC for twenty-five years, first as a law librarian and later as Chief Information Officer. In 2003 she purchased the Kelmscott Bookshop from Don and Teresa Johanson and jumped in to the trade with both feet-- exhibiting at book fairs, issuing catalogues, and expanding the shop to include in-house restoration. Fran has served as a member of the Board of Governors and chair of the By-laws Committee. The Kelmscott Bookshop is located in Baltimore, MD and specializes in Books on Books, Private Press, William Morris, and Pre-Raphaelites.

The Kelmscott Bookshop