VABA Book & Ephemera Fair this Weekend! ~ April 2, 2016

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Vermont Antiquarian Booksellers Association Book & Ephemera Fair!

April 2, 2016, 10 am – 4 pm
Hilton Burlington, 60 Battery St., Burlington VT

This Saturday, come and visit 25+ booksellers as they display their most interesting books and ephemera! And what better place to go and find other folks that are as passionate about your interests as you are?

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

FREE Admission-  Please share with your friends and we hope to see you there!
For more information, email: books [at] TheEloquentPage [dot] com

VABA website: http://www.vermontisbookcountry.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vermontisbookcountry/

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And here is a nice piece in the Rutland Herald about the fair: http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20160328/THISJUSTIN/160329505/0/SEARCH

c2016 VABA

Vermont Bookshops ~ Sale at The Country Bookshop! ~ July 3-13, 2014

From Ben Koenig at The Country Bookshop:

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Dear friends, neighbors, customers, and colleagues,

Should you find yourself near Plainfield, Vermont over the next 10 days, you
might want to visit The Country Bookshop. We haven’t had a sale for awhile
but during these sale days we’ll be cutting almost everything in the shop by
half.

50% Off all books, old postcards, prints, vintage photographs, and other
paper collectibles. Even our Rare Books are half price.

If you’ve got summer guests, bring ‘em along. This is a great opportunity to
fill out your summer reading list or buy a unique gift for someone special
[including yourself!].

Paperback fiction for 48 cents! Hardback mysteries for $1.48! Ten dollar
books for five and thousand dollar books for five hundred. So many subjects,
wonderful prices and so little time.

Consigned books are 20% off. And new CD’s are already priced too low to
discount. But we’ve got over 50,000 sale books awaiting you in Plainfield.
And we can offer you one of the best old-fashioned rural browsing
experiences in existence today. [Say it fast if you can.]

What: A Half Price Sale.
When: Starting Friday, July, 4th. Ending Sunday, July 13th.
Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM, 7 days a week.
Where: The Country Bookshop.
Address: 35 Mill Street, Plainfield, VT 05667.
Phone: (802) 454-8439
Email: bookshop@TheCountryBookshop.com

And, by the way, if you can’t make it to the shop, have yourself a great
holiday.

Ben Koenig

c2014 VABA

A Podcast on Books & Ephemera ~ with Ben Koenig of The Counrty Bookshop

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Ben Koenig of The Country Bookshop (in Plainfield Vermont), and one of the founding members of VABA, was recently on the Mark Johnson Show, talking about books and ephemera, and the joys of bookselling. You can listen to the 45-minute podcast that aired on March 20, 2014 here: http://blog.markjohnsonshow.net/2014/03/20/32014-ben-koenig-books-and-ephemera.aspx

The Mark Johnson show airs weekdays, 9-11 am on WDEV FM 96.1  AM 550.

c2014, VABA

Vermont Antiquarian Booksellers Association ~ Spring Book & Ephemera Fair ~ March 23, 2014

Vermont Antiquarian Book & Ephemera Fair

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Attention all Book Lovers!

The VABA Spring Book Fair will be held on March 23rd from 10-4 at the Sheraton Hotel in South Burlington. Rare and unusual books, postcards, maps and ephemera will be available from 30+ New England dealers. From Nancy Drew to books from the 1600s, stock certificates from the 1800s to postcards from the 1900s, there is something for every interest and price range. Some local historical groups and bookbinders will have displays as well.

Admission is only $5.

For more information check out the VABA website:
http://www.VermontIsBookCountry.com

Details:

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm
Sheraton Hotel
870 Williston Road
South Burlington, Vermont

Directions: The Sheraton Hotel is just off Interstate 89, Exit 14W. Please call if you need more information: books [at] TheEloquentPage [dot] com or 802-527-7243.

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c2014 VABA

Book Artists in Craftsbury Vermont ~ A Slide-Show

From Tom Twetten at Craftsbury Antiquarian Books:

A follow-up to last week’s Library sale at the Craftsbury Vermont Public Library: [info here on the VABA blog:]

[Amurath to Amurath, by Gertrude Bell: a record of an extraordinary woman traveler going east from Aleppo to Baghdad, on horseback, with a few Syrian assistants. The binding is low Syrian desert hills beneath of large night sky, diamonds imbedded into the leather. Binding by Tom Twetten ]

Last Wednesday a group of book artists and binders gave a talk on book arts and bindings, showing some recent projects and their approaches to design.   The group, all living in Craftsbury, Vermont, include VABA member Tom Twetten, and Carol Ceraldi who had a booth at the last two Burlington VABA fairs to show her book repair and conservation skills,   Also presenting were Kristin Urie, who specializes in delightful children’s books of her watercolors, and Christine McDonnell, who was trained at North Bennett Street School in Boston.  She talked about that training, and illustrated several innovative bindings.

The talk included a slide-show, which was apparently derailed by a power-outage – you can view the presentation here:

Slide-show of some of the book artists’ works here

[you can also get to this link from the Library's "What's Happening" page by clicking on the link in the left sidebar: http://www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org/events/ ]

A few more examples by Tom:

[ Don Etherington's book about his design binding and book conservation career. Binding by Tom Twetten. ]

 [this "spook" binding cloak lifts up to disclose the author's photo.  He is Dick Holm, writing The Craft We Chose, about his career in the CIA. Binding by Tom Twetten. ]

c2013 VABA