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Nonstop News LA: Stephen Gertz to talk about the 45th California International Antiquarian Book Fair

From February 10 - 12, 2012, Southern California will become the rare book capital of the world as thousands of book lovers, U.S. and international dealers and scholars converge for the 45th California International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Pasadena Convention Center. Watch the TV interview with Stephen Gertz.
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NEWLY PUBLISHED - Joint Catalogue 2016 of the Dutch Antiquarian Booksellers

More than forty book- and printsellers from the Netherlands, united in the Dutch Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (NVvA), have recently issued their 2016 annual catalogue. Click above, download the catalogue and have a look at the highlights – from medieval books of hours to a complete run of the counterculture journal Rolling Stone.
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Book Collecting Basics - How to Identify First Editions by Grosset & Dunlap

Although publishers Grosset & Dunlap focused primarily on reprints, they did produce first editions. For book collectors, first edition identification is a vital skill. More often than not, conventions for distinguishing first editions vary from publishing house to publishing house. Take a moment to learn more about the history of Grosset & Dunlap and find out how to identify their first editions.
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Congrès et Foire - Suisse 2012

Le Syndicat de la librairie ancienne et du commerce de l'estampe en Suisse (VEBUKU/SLACES) et son président Alain Moirandat sont fiers d’accueillir le 40e Congrès de la LILA à Lucerne du 22 au 26 Septembre 2012.
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Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Bread & Roses: The Strike That Changed Everything

Needless to say, few strikes in American history have generated as much literature, music or folklore as did Lawrence. Given our interest in the art and literature of social movements, we're unavoidably drawn to this material, as are our customers – it tends to come and go with some regularity. Here are a few recent acquisitions that are still with us, each interesting for its own reasons.
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Rare Books in the Press - The Books We Talk About (and Those We Don’t)

"What is the social function of the novel? I'm not thinking about the pay-off for the author, who gets to develop a skill and earn a living from it and accrue a prestigious public image into the bargain. Nor about the rewards for the publisher, who may, or more likely may not, make a significant amount of money. Nor even the pleasure for the individual reader, who enjoys hours of entertainment and maybe feels enlightened or usefully provoked along the way. What I'm asking is, what's in it for society as a whole, or at least for that part of society that reads novels?" What's in a book for the community of readers? Tim Parks says in his highly inspiring article: It's CONVERSATION!
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