Facebook VABA Blog


About VABA

The Vermont Antiquarian Booksellers Association has a long, proud history in Vermont. The organization was founded on January 8th, 1977 at a meeting of booksellers at the home of Ken Nims in Ludlow. Ken became the first President. Clint Fiske, The Haunted Mansion Bookshop, Cuttingsville, was the first Vice-President. Ben Koenig, The Country Bookshop, Plainfield, was the first secretary-treasurer, and he also designed and produced the first brochure. The first brochure listed 16 dealer/members.

The organization is currently composed of 58 members who not only offer books for sale but maps, ephemera, and prints as well. You can find anything from a 19th century Vermont Central Railroad pass, to a manuscript or book from 500 years ago, to a fine first edition of a recent work of fiction. Many Vermont booksellers can also provide you with a paperback to read on vacation. When you deal with a VABA member you are dealing with a knowledgeable bookseller proven to conform to the highest standards and ethics of bookselling in America.

For more about VABA, read The History of VABA

Contact Us:


The Vermont Antiquarian Booksellers Association
c/o The Eloquent Page
70 North Main St.
St. Albans, Vermont 05478