The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar

Full disclosure: I have just returned from a week at the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar, and the blush of my enthusiasm is still burning. I want to tell you all about it.

Reddit AMA

Hi everyone, I’ve been toying with the idea of doing some kind of FAQ and, perfect timing, the other day I got a request for a Reddit AMA.

Rare Books 101: Identifying First Editions

In an earlier FAQ I gave the short answer for how to identify a first edition: ask an expert. But what if you don’t know an expert? I’ll point out that this question is a moot point—you’re reading my blog, after all, so you know me—but let’s say you want to do this whole collecting…

Bauman Rare Books Blog

I hope you’ve enjoyed my posts on all things books over the past few months. If you want more, I can now oblige you. Bauman Rare Books has started a blog!     A number of the Bauman rare book experts (including me) will be contributing posts on thematic miniseries. I am also one of…

Rare Books 101, Part IV: Handling Rare Books

Don’t be afraid. Be careful, but don’t be afraid.   This is Part IV of my Rare Books 101 Series. If you are new to the Series, you can read the other articles here: Part I: Basics Part II: Editions Part III: Storage   I often see a contradictory mix of emotions on a person’s…