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ABOUT VABA

The Vermont Antiquarian Booksellers Association is an organization of booksellers from the state of Vermont.

We welcome you to browse our interactive map and current list of members. The listings include the bookseller's address, phone number, shop hours and location, e-mail or web site links if applicable, plus shop specialties.


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Foliage Book and Ephemera Fair!


Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 11 am to 5 pm

Sponsored by the Vermont Antiquarian Booksellers Association


Brattleboro Museum and Art Center
10 Vernon Street
Brattleboro, Vermont

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In conjunction with the Brattleboro Literary Festival -

Antiquarian Booksellers from New England and the Northeast
offering Scarce, Rare & Out of Print Books, both Antiquarian & Modern,
Antique Maps & Prints, Postcards & Ephemera for sale


Directions: From I-91 take exit 1 in Vermont, then turn north onto Route 5 (Canal Street).  Follow Canal Street about 1.3 miles until it meets the lower end of Main Street at a five way intersection.  BMAC is on the right at the junction of Routes 119 and 142.  


 Admission is FREE ~ Information:  mail@austinsbooks.com or 802-464-8438

An Interview with Ben Koenig of The Country Bookshop

 

We present the first of a series of lively articles about the Vermont Antiquarian Booksellers Association,  an interview with longtime Vermont bookseller and musician, Benjamin Koenig.  The interview was conducted by Josette Anne Lyders,  and was originally published in VABA News in 2000.

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The Vermont Antiquarian Booksellers Association (VABA) began in 1977 with sixteen members. This small group of booksellers wanted to attract more potential buyers to come to Vermont. They saw the value in developing an association that could present a brochure listing all Vermont book dealers - a cooperative "marketing" plan for getting booksellers' names and locations before the public.


Today, the association has more than 65 members, whose ranks continue to grow. In the fall of 1999, VABA welcomed four new booksellers during its November business meeting at The Country Bookshop in Plainfield. At this enthusiastic and very well attended meeting, VABA's host was Benjamin Koenig, owner of The Country Bookshop, and one of the founders of the association.... 


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