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Conversation with Brian Cassidy

October 5, 2016
Brian Cassidy shares his thoughts about about the WABF. "You wouldn't see these books if you didn't go to the Fair and wander around" video by: SHEIR and SHIM LLC ... Read More

Reflections on the Fair

March 17, 2016
Did you make it to the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair? I hope so. To read an antique book or to study a map from 200 ... Read More

Making the Leap into Bookselling

February 26, 2016
The Washington Antiquarian Book Fair will be the first book fair for Austin Abbey Rare Books, and I’m grateful to Beth Campbell for accepting my ... Read More

Paper Marbling: A Colorful Art

February 22, 2016
  Above: A sample of marbled paper made using a marbling comb The urge to decorate our spaces and possessions is a characteristic long-established in the human ... Read More

Getting Your Feet Wet

February 17, 2016
The courage to sail off into the unknown. The optimism to climb the mountain. The audacity to build a transcontinental railroad. Antique maps evoke these ... Read More

 

 

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. - Haruki Murakami