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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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2021 Summer Book Fair Poster

 

The Participants so far:


John Hess, Catamount Books, Arlington, VTVermont/New England, Biographies, History, Science Fiction, Hunting & Fishing, Science and Natural History.


Donna Howard, The Eloquent Page, St. Albans, VTCostume and Fashion, Vermontiana, general stock.


Ben Koenig, The Country Bookshop, Plainfield, VTFolk Music, Folklore, and books on Bells, prints, paper ephemera and postcards.


Patricia McWilliams, Hermit Hill Books, Poultney, VTVermontiana, Film, Music, Art, Cookbooks, Mystery, 20th Century Literature.


James Damato, Readsboro Falls Bookstore, Readsboro VTGeneral stock, Military, Out-of-Print.


Lois Jackson, Jackson Antiquarian Books, Bradford, VTPoetry, Botany & Gardening, Art, Travel, Cooking and Vermontiana.


Karen Austin, Austin's Antiquarian Books, Wilmington, VTAmericana, the West, Theodore Roosevelt, Civil War, Fine Bindings, Travel & Exploration, Natural History, Fly Fishing & Sporting.


Barbara Harding, Otter Creek Used Books, Middlebury, VTEclectic mix of paperback & hardcover, used and antiquarian.


Peter Stern, Peter L. Stern and Co., Inc., Newton, MA19th and 20th century literature, signed and inscribed books, and manuscripts.


Jeffrey Bergman, Jeffrey Bergman Books, Flemington, NJModern first editions, books on books, Pulitzer Prize literature, signed books, mysteries, Civil War books, and classics in all fields.


Carol Ceraldi, Graham Hill Bindery, Craftsbury, VTMember of: The Guild of Book Workers  (New England Chapter) and the Book Arts Guild of Vermont. She has exhibited nationally and has taught workshops and given talks on binding locally.


William Mattoon, Black River Used Books, Springfield, VT: Military, Pop Up Books, Vermont, Cook books and general, Hard cover and paperback.

Jim Hudgins: Author of several Vermont mysteries, will be selling and signing books.

For more information, contact John Hess, John@catamountbooks.com

 

  

2021 VABA Summer Book Fair

Jul 20, 2021

The Participants so far: John Hess, Catamount Books, Arlington, VT: Vermont/New England, Biographies, History, Science Fiction, Hunting & Fishing, Science and Natural History. Donna Howard, The Eloquent Page, St. Albans, VT: Costume and Fashion, Vermontiana, general stock. Ben Koenig, The Country Bookshop, … ... (CONTINUED INSIDE)

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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