ABAA membership is a privilege extended only to those booksellers who have demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism, ethics, and expertise in the trade. Our more than four hundred members hail from an impressively diverse array of backgrounds. Some have spent their entire careers in the book business, while others have been lighthouse keepers, poets, helicopter pilots, and professional musicians. Some members own brick-and-mortar shops, some operate internet-only businesses from their home or office, some fashion livelihoods from exhibiting at book fairs. Many combine these retail strategies, or add services such as appraising and collection development. A few earn additional income and professional prestige from research and writing. But all our members share an appreciation for the printed page and for the scholarly and ethical practices which exemplify professional bookselling. ...
Early Printed Books, Incunabula, Humanism & Renaissance, Early Illustrated Books, Continental Books, Classics & Classical Studies
Sarah Baldwin is a past President of the ABAA (2010-2012) and has served on the Board and various committees. Sarah owns and operates E. Wharton & Co. in Crozet, VA and has been an antiquarian bookseller since 1980. E. Wharton & Co. specializes in Women Writers, Literary First Editions, and Women's Rights Material.