He belongs to the younger generation of antiquarian booksellers. Lorne Bair specializes in the history, literature and art of American social movements, including radical politics, civil rights, proletarian literature, and related fields. He has been a full-time booksellers since 1996 and publishes four to six printed catalogues per year. Lorne Bair is member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) and exhibits at all major book fairs.
The articles in his well-known blog Minivan of the Revolution centre around "the career of a not-so-radical bookseller" and provide interesting insights into the day-to-day antiquarian book business.