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Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar, supported by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America
Colorado College
1604 East Yampa St.
Colorado Springs
Kathy Lindeman, Local Coordinator
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More than 2000 students have graduated from the seminar since its inception, many of whom have gone on to become prominent members of the bookselling community. Now in its 38th year, the Antiquarian Book Seminar provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers, librarians, and collectors in a comprehensive survey of the rare book market, both antiquarian and modern.

Keynote speaker: Lisa Baskin.

Specialty dealer is ABAA bookseller, Don Lindgren.


Schedule


Sunday 17 July

7 – 7:45: Opening Remarks and Introductions (Rob Rulon-Miller)

7:45 – 8:45: Keynote Address (Lisa Baskin)

8:45 – 10 p.m.: Reception

Monday 18 July

8:15 a.m. – 10:30: User's Guide to CABS (Faculty)

10:45 – Noon: Business Basics (Brian Cassidy)

1:00 – 2:15: The Book as Physical Object, Part I (Terry Belanger)

2:15 – 3:15: Why Bibliography Matters (Faculty)

3:30 – 5:00: Research Strategies (Garrett Scott)

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Chuck Wagon Picnic with Faculty

Tuesday 19 July

8:30 a.m. – 9:30: Cataloging Basics (Rob Rulon-Miller & Katherine Reagan)

9:30 – 10:30: Marketing Your Book Business (Garrett Scott & Brian Cassidy)

10:45 – Noon: Databases & Websites (Lorne Bair & Maria Lin)

1:00 – 2:30: The Book as Physical Object, Part II (Terry Belanger)

2:45 – 3:45 Research Strategies, Part II (Garrett Scott & Faculty)

3:45 – 4:45: Databases (Lorne Bair)

4:45-5:15 p.m.: Binding Styles & Illustration Techniques (Terry Belanger)

Wednesday 20 July

8:30 a.m. – 10:00: Specialty Dealer (Don Lindgren, Rabelais Fine Books)

10:15 – Noon: Pricing & Selling (Lorne Bair)

1:15 – 2:15: to be Announced

2:15 – 3:15: Scouting and Consignments

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Photography (Maria Lin & Lorne Bair)

Thursday 21 July

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 Selling to Libraries (Katherine Reagan)

10:30 – Noon: Cataloguing Books (Rob Rulon-Miller & Lorne Bair)

1:00 –3:15: Catalogue Workshop (Faculty)

3:30 -4:15: Auctions (Lorne Bair)

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.: Benefit Auction (Rob Rulon-Miller)

Friday 22 July

8:30 a.m. – 9:30: Book Fairs (Lorne Bair)

9:30 – 10:00: Philosophies of Conservation (Terry Belanger)

10:15 – 11:15: Fakes, Forgeries & Theft (Garrett Scott)

11:15 - Noon: Cataloging Archives & Non-Traditional Materials (Lorne Bair & Katherine Reagan)

1:15 –2:30: New Areas of Collecting (Garrett Scott & Brian Cassidy)

1:15 –2:30: Archives (Steve Smith & Lorne Bair)

2:45-3:00: Evaluations

3:00 – 5:15: Roundtable (Faculty)

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.: Closing ceremonies