California

Fine press book culture in California owes much to H. Mallette Dean (1907-1975), a prolific printmaker and illustrator perhaps best known for a talent of tailoring his work to each commission. A regular illustrator for the Book Club of California, Grabhorn Press, Colt Press, and the Allen Press, Dean’s distinctive, modernist style was largely influenced by social realist muralist

In response to California's recently passed autograph law, Sacramento-based Pacific Legal Foundation filed a First Amendment lawsuit in the Northern District of U.S. District Court in California on behalf of Bay Area bookstore Book Passage and its co-owner, Bill Petrocelli, seeking a repeal of a law they consider unconstitutional.


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Anyone that's ever worked with rare books holds on to the hope that someday they'll dust off an old tome and out will spill some previously undiscovered - but amazingly relevant - piece of ephemera.

Something akin to that happened to bookseller John Howell of Los Angeles. Howell recently received a copy of the book Farewell Thou Busy
Our series profiling the next generation of antiquarian booksellers continues today with Amir Naghib, proprietor of Captain Ahab's Rare Books in Miami.

Our series profiling the next generation of antiquarian booksellers continues today with Simon Beattie of Chesham, England.

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A guest blog by Zhenya Dzhavgova

Our series profiling the next generation of antiquarian booksellers continues today with Jesse Rossa, proprietor of Triolet Rare Books in Glendale, California:

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Our series profiling the next generation of antiquarian booksellers continues today with Brad and Jen Johnson, proprietors of The Bookshop in Covina, California.