In its 33rd year, the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers, librarians, and collectors. More than 2000 students have graduated from the seminar, many of them have become prominent members of the bookselling community. Basic procedures and problems are discussed through a series of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practical workshops with emphasis on the internet, computers and internet book selling, as well as traditional methods.
The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar is the perfect opportunity to learn the basics of the trade. The next seminar will be held from August 7-12, 2011, subscriptions are welcome until May 1, 2011.
The schedule includes
- all pragmatic aspects of modern-day bookselling
- collation and cataloging
- evaluating and pricing books
- buying and selling at auction
- printing and binding styles, types of illustration
- buying and selling collections and archives
- book fairs
- reference materials
- databases and online resources
Keynote Speaker for 2011 is Katherine Kyes Leab, the editor of American Book Prices Current. Specialty dealer for 2011 will be Nina Musinsky of Musinsky Rare Books (New York). Lectures and workshops will be held by Dan DeSimone, Rob Rulon-Miller, Kevin Johnson, Terry Belanger, Steven Smith, Lorne Bair, and Dan Gregory.