Fairs | February 2014 | Nate Pedersen

PBA Auction to Benefit Booksellers Benevolent Fund

As a complement to the ABAA California Book Fair this weekend in Pasadena, PBA Auctions will be hosting a special sale on Sunday morning. The last part of the sale will be exclusively comprised of books donated by ABAA members to benefit the Antiquarian Booksellers' Benevolent Fund. The fund benefits all booksellers - whether or not they are members of the ABAA - in times of need.

"Having seen some of the donations I can say with confidence that this will be a truly exciting sale, with items for all tastes and budgets," said Lorne Bair, an ABAA bookseller in Virginia and member of ABAA's Benevolent Fundraising Committee. "All proceeds will go to the Benevolent Fund, a charity established by the ABAA in 1952 to benefit all booksellers (not just ABAA members) in times of personal distress."

The sale, number 526 for PBA, begins at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, February 9. It will be held in the Cordova Room of the Pasadena Sheraton, next door to the Pasadena Convention Center, site of the ABAA Book Fair. The final section of the sale - lots 150-222 - will consist of books donated by ABAA members to benefit the Benevolent Fund.

Bair added that "the ABAA and the Trustees of the Benevolent Fund are extremely grateful for PBA's generous offer to host the auction, as should be the wider bookselling community for whose benefit the Benevolent Fund was originally established."

Previews for this sale will be held at the Pasadena Sheraton, February 7-8, 2014.  The catalogue for the entire sale - not just the Benevolent Fund Benefit - can be viewed online here.