@ VABA

The Vermont Antiquarian Booksellers Association is an organization of booksellers from the state of Vermont. We welcome you to browse our current list of members:

The listings include the bookseller’s address, phone number, shop hours and location, Google map, e-mail or web site links if applicable, plus any additional information.

If you have any questions or would like a printed brochure of our list of members you can contact Donna Howard of The Eloquent Page at 70 North Main St., St. Albans 05478. Tel: 802-527-7243. If you would like multiple copies for distribution at your library, hotel, or place of business, please contact Ms. Howard.

The History of VABA 

VABA 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. This first brochure listed 16 dealer/members.

The organization is now composed of 35 members who offer books for sale as well as maps, ephemera, and prints. 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 person proven to conform to the highest standards and ethics of bookselling in America.

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