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Tom Congalton

Published on 07 June 2012
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Tom Congalton is one of the leading experts on Modern First Editions. He teaches at the Rare Book School and has written numerous articles on book collecting, rare books as investments and every imaginable book-related subject. He is Past President of the ABAA, a long-time member of the ILAB Committee and currently Vice-President of the League. He also serves on the Board of the Antiquarian Book Foundation.

After several years of collecting, scouting, and selling books Tom and Heidi Congalton issued their first Between the Covers catalogue in 1985. Today Between the Covers has one of the largest used and rare book inventories in the world with over 230,000 books, including over 150,000 first editions and over 13,000 signed books ranging from rare first editions worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to inexpensive reading copies. The books are offered to collectors of all ages, means, and tastes on the major international book fairs, in catalogues and in the internet.

In 1989 the artist and cartoonist Tom Bloom designed the distinctive look of Between the Covers. Since then he has illustrated nearly 200 catalogues for Between the Covers as well as the website

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