In memory of long-time member Florence Shay (1922-2012), the Midwest Chapter of the ABAA offers a $1,646 educational scholarship to attend the 2017 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. It goes toward the total cost of tuition, room and board for one attendee at this year’s Seminar. This scholarship is offered to booksellers who are from the . . . read more
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News & Updates
- The 2019 Florence Shay/Midwest Chapter CABS Scholarship
- Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association Board Meeting, December 3rd, 2017
- The 2018 Florence Shay / Midwest Chapter CABS Scholarship
- Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association Board Meeting, December 4, 2016
- The Florence Shay/Midwest Chapter CABS Scholarship
- Printed & Bound Volume 2 Number 1 February 2015 Issue
We will be reprinting back issues of the Printed & Bound newsletter on a weekly basis over the next few months. Printed & Bound focuses on the book as a collectible item and as an example of the printer’s art. It provides information about the history of printing and book production, guidelines for developing a . . . read more
Here’s a new book to look for next time you’re browsing your favorite independent bookstore. “My Florence” documents photographer Art Shay’s 70 year relationship with his wife Florence, who was of course a founding member of this organization. Another must-have new book is the revised & expanded edition of Paul & Beth Garon’s . . . read more
Juicy poetry items that Jett Whitehead of Bay City, MI will offer at the 53rd Chicago Book & Paper Fair:Ted Hughes. SELECTED POEMS: 1957-1967. New York: Harper & Row (1973) 1st edition, uncorrected galley proof, blue binding tape (as issued). The proof copy Harper & Row provided to the author, with his many corrections and . . . read more
A few photos taken at The Twin Cities Antiquarian Book Fair 2014. Thanks and congratulations to book fair manager Valerie Urban for another successful book fair!
By Carlos Martinez Bibliodisia Books, IOBA No one was more surprised than I when at last year’s book fair Chicagoans repaid my rather ordinary book collection with a sales volume I have only seen at Printers Row. Sure, Chicago has been called “the City of Big Readers” (someone misquoted Sandburg), but it can also be . . . read more
Here’s what people are saying about the 52nd Chicago Book and Paper Fair, held on October 5th, 2013: “If you like browsing antiquarian bookstores, this is a can’t miss event – having so many sellers in one place is great!” – Matt C. “Awesome! They had a good variety of books within everyone’s price range . . . read more
Bidding at a rare book auction. by Florence Shay Reprinted with permission of The Caxtonian “Fair warning… Sold for $750 to 77.” Recently, I attended an auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on Lake Street, near Ogden Avenue, in Chicago. I hadn’t been to an auction in a long time. This auction was Modern Age. Seated . . . read more
Peter Dast of the Bookworks in Evansville, Wisconsin, has kindly sent us scans of two postcards announcing Midwest Bookhunters book fairs from back in the 1980s. “I was probably at the 1987 show,” he writes, “but not the 1984.” We publish these postcards hoping they will not be mistaken for announcements of coming events. More importantly, we . . . read more
A review by Joel Hyde A review of Allison Hoover Bartlett’s, The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession. New York: Riverhead Books/Penguin, 2009. Hardback, 274 pp. $24.95 In this book Allison Hoover Bartlett describes her investigations into the activities of John . . . read more