We proudly announce this year’s program which includes our Keynote Speaker,Marty Manley, CEO of Alibris and former under Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration; specialty dealer Kevin Royal Johnson, of Royal Books, Baltimore; and, returning as part of the regular faculty: Terry Belanger, 2005 MacArthur Fellow, and founder of Rare Book School, University of Virginia.
Also: Dan Gregory, internet specialist from Between the Covers Rare Books;and Dan De Simone, Curator, Lessing Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress.
Other members of the faculty include Tom Congalton of Between the Covers, Haddonfield, NJ; Mary Francis Ciletti, Hooked on Books, Colorado Springs, CO; Mike Ginsberg, Sharon MA; Ed Glaser, Napa, CA; Rob Rulon-Miller, St.Paul, MN; our tax expert CPA Brad Walberg, Denver, CO; our conservator Angela Scott, Washington, DC; and Chris Volk of Bookfever.com.
Nearly 30 years ago, Jake Chernofsky (Editor of AB Bookman’s Weekly) and others established a week-long seminar in Denver aimed at providing education for persons interested in entering the used / OP / academic / rare book trade. Under various administrative configurations, the Seminar, long well-known and highly respected in the rare book community, has continued to fulfill this function to this day. Given the enormous changes in the antiquarian book world since 1978, the curriculum has changed accordingly, with increasing emphasis on the realities of bookselling in the electronic age. Over the years more than 2100 students have graduated from the Senminar, many of whom have gone on to become prominent members of the bookselling community.
This year the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA), Alibris, and the Rock Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (RMABA) will offer a total of eight scholarships for the Seminar. Applications should be sent to each respective organization by July 1, 2007. Details will be available at the Seminar website shortly.
Please direct questions about any seminar information to: