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Brad Johnson - New President of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America

Brad Johnson of johnson rare books & archives based in Covina, California has been elected as new president of the ABAA.
Published on 12 Feb. 2020
Brad Johnson, ABAA President 2020

Mr. Johnson takes over from San Francisco based bookseller Vic Zoschak of Tavistock Books. 

Brad and Jennifer Johnson are well known in the US but also international bookselling community, also as organisers of the ILAB Congress in Los Angeles, Pasadena in 2018 and their active role in the American association and book fairs. 

johnson rare books & archives (previously The Book Shop), a bricks and mortar bookshop, is located in the heart of downtown Covina, about 20 miles east of Los Angeles. 

"The Hollywood sign looms large over Los Angeles. However, despite its close association with the motion picture industry, the enduring promise and dark undercurrents of America's first postmodern city are best understood through its prose and poetry."

An interesting post by Brad Johnson on the literary legacy of his hometown Los Angeles, can be found here

On his appointment, Mr. Johnson wrote to ILAB: "I greatly appreciate all the words of congratulations and well wishes I’ve received from the international rare book community these past few days, and I very much look forward to contributing to the good work of ILAB."

ABAA Board of Governors as of February 2020:

Brad Johnson, President
Sheryl Jaeger, Vice-President
Elizabeth Svendsen, Secretary
Peter Blackman, Treasurer
Scott DeWolfe
James Goldwasser
Michael Hackenberg
Ed Hoffman
James Jaffe
Joyce Kosofsky
Ken Mallory
Heather O'Donnell
Claudia Strauss-Schulson

Vic Zoschak, Immediate Past President and Benevolent and Woodburn Fund Trustee

Brad Johnson can be contacted here

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