Colorado Book Seminar

We proudly announce this year's program which includes our Keynote Speaker, Otto Penzler, publisher, author, and owner of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City.
Specialty dealer Lorne Bair of Lorne Bair Rare Books from Winchester, VA, specialist social history, especially 19th and 20th century American radical movements; and, Terry Belanger, 2005 MacArthur Fellow, and founder of Rare Book School, University of Virginia.

Featuring Dan Gregory, internet specialist from Between the Covers Rare Books; and Dan De Simone, Curator, Lessing Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress.

Other members of the faculty include Tom Congalton of Between the Covers, Gloucester City, NJ; Mary Francis Ciletti, Hooked on Books, Colorado Springs, CO; Mike Ginsberg, Sharon MA; Ed Glaser, Napa, CA; Kevin Johnson, Royal Books, Baltimore, MD; Rob Rulon-Miller, St. Paul, MN; and Steven Smith, Associate Dean for Collections and Services for the Texas A&M University Libraries.

Thirty-two years ago, Jake Chernofsky (Editor of AB Bookman's Weekly) and others established a week-long seminar in Denver aimed at providing education for persons interested in entering the used / OP / academic / rare book trade. Under various administrative configurations, the Seminar, long well-known and highly respected in the rare book community, has continued to fulfill this function to this day. Given the enormous changes in the antiquarian book world since 1978, the curriculum has changed accordingly,
with increasing emphasis on the realities of bookselling in the electronic age. Over the years more than 2100 students have graduated from the Seminar, many of whom have gone on to become prominent members of the bookselling community.

This year the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), AbeBooks, Alibris, Barnes & Noble,, Bibliopolis, Foreseeing Solutions, the Independent Online Booksellers' Association (IOBA), and the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (RMABA), will offer a total of eleven scholarships for the Seminar. Details are available at the Seminar website.

Please direct questions about any seminar information to:

Kathy Lindeman, Local Coordinator
Colorado Springs: (719) 473-6634
or E-mail to:

Please take a look at the Seminar's web site and help publicize its existence wherever you can, especially to those who are unlikely to be current subscribers to the bibliographical bulletin boards or who are otherwise unlikely to be connected to the American old book scene. The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar performs an essential service to bibliographical pedagogy, and it deserves our collective support.
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