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Rare Books and Rare Book Dealers

Published on 07 Jan. 2011

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Literature in Film
– Kevin Johson and Walter Reuben talk about novels that turned into great movies and Hollywood screenplays written by famous authors: from “The Chorus Girl’s Romance” to “The Postman Always Rings Twice” to L.A. Confidential.

Rare Book Dealers

Laurens Hesselink
of Antiquariaat Forum is interviewed at the TEFAF Art and Antiques Fair 2011 (by L1TV (local Limburg tv-station)

Arturo Pregliasco shows the treasures of Pregliasco Libreria Antiquaria (Turin, Italy)

Umberto Eco and Umberto Pregliasco at the Mostra del Libro Antico, with snippets from “The Ninth Gate” and Johnny Depp as bookrunner (Milan, Italy)


Why the ABAA? Bibi Mohamed, Tom Congalton, Helen Younger, Ken Karmiole, Rick Gekoski, Ken Lopez, Kevin MacDonnell about the advantages of being part of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America.

Bob Fleck and Nigel Beale: An interview with Bob Fleck, "who let his hobby get the best of him" (Beale) when he founded Oak Knoll Books in 1976, and Oak Knoll Press in 1978.

Alain Nicolas and Fréderic Castaing talk about book collecting and show the high spots of the Salon International du Livre Ancien 2009 at the Grand Palais (Paris, France)


Sigmund Freud and his autographs, appraised by Hugo Wetscherek in the Austrian show "Willkommen Österreich" (Vienna, Austria)

Kafka letters, partly unpublished, an Austrian TV report with Hugo Wetscherek of Inlibris

Hugo Wetscherek (Antiquariat Inlibris) appraises rare books on the Austrian show "Willkommen Österreich" (Vienna, Austria)

Thomas Bernhard’s first dramatic effort, introduced by Hugo Wetscherek (Vienna, Austria)

Harry Potter in Japan - A TV reporter visited the Tokyo International Antiquarian Book Fair, met rare book dealers like Marcus Benz and Mitsuo Nitta, admired the young magician, rare scrolls and a 1.5 million dollar copy of Copernicus’ De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (Tokyo, Japan)

Andy Rooney - Books are one of the greatest inventions of all time, says Andy Rooney. He visited the New York Antiquarian Book Fair for 60 Minutes on CBS



Mr Bean in the Library
- How to destroy medieval manuscripts

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Library Tour on Video: The Lillian Goldman Law Library possesses one of the world's finest collections of printed legal materials. These collections are complemented by access to a growing array of online sources, as well as the collections housed nearby, including the Sterling Memorial Library and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.Yale Law School Rare Book librarian Mike Widener takes bibliophiles on a tour of the history and unique collections of rare books at the Yale Law School. Kaitlin Thomas, Office of Public Affairs, organized the project and conducted the interview.

>>> Video tour, part 1

>>> Video tour, part 2


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