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Brian Cassidy

Published on 12 Nov. 2014

“I buy and sell intrinsically fascinating, important, or unusual books, ephemera, and other cultural detritus in all fields.”

Brian Cassidy is a graduate (English/Writing) of Loyola College (Baltimore, MD) and holds a MFA (English/Poetry) from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. He has been involved in the book business since 1994. He worked at independent bookstores like Tattered Cover. In 2004 he established his own company. From 2006 to 2009 Brian Cassidy maintained an open bookshop in Monterey. Today his business is located in Silver Spring, MD. Brian Cassidy exhibits at major antiquarian book fairs, is a regular contributor to The Standard, the newsletter of the Independent Online Bookseller's Association (IOBA). In 2008 he became a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA).

Brian Cassidy is specialized in: modern and contemporary literature, The Beats, poetry, popular culture, artists' books, the avant-garde in all its various guises (music to film, art to dance), small journals and magazines (especially those associated with the Mimeo Revolution), manuscripts and archives as well as vernacular, folk, and outsider books of all kinds.

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