Chapter 400 Here’s Exactly What’s Happening in Colorado

I’m doing one more post on the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. It’s just that good. It’s so good that I can’t stop recommending it to you (but, for those of you getting tired of hearing about it, I promise I will change subjects next time I post). I’m mentioning it so much right now because now is the time to apply. For those of you who want to know exactly what goes on at the Seminar, here’s this year’s program:

Announcing the 31st Annual Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar, August 2-7,
2009 at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

Keynote Speaker: Mark Dimunation, Chief of Rare Books and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Specialty Dealer: Greg Gibson, Ten Pound Island Book Company, Gloucester, MA

New faculty this year includes Steven Smith, Associate Dean for Collections and Services, Texas A&M University Libraries, and Director and Founder of the Book History Workshop; and our bookbinder and conservator, Barry Spence,
Open Book, Shelburne Falls, MA

Other faculty include Mary Francis Ciletti (Hooked on Books, Colorado Springs, CO); Tom Congalton and Dan Gregory (Between the Covers Rare Books, Gloucester City, NJ); Ed Glaser (Edwin V. Glaser Rare Books, Napa, CA); Mike Ginsberg (Michael Ginsberg Books, Inc., Sharon, MA), Kevin Royal Johnson and Molly Sacamano (Royal Books, Baltimore, MD); Rob Rulon-Miller (Rulon-Miller Books, Inc., St. Paul, MN).

Scholarships this year are available from the ABAA, AbeBooks, Alibris, Barnes & Noble, Bibliopolis, Foreseeing Solutions, Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA), and the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association.

For more information please visit our website or contact:

Kathy Lindeman, Registration Coordinator
1604 East Yampa Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(719) 473-6634
kathyl@bookseminars.com

This year’s schedule:

SUNDAY 2 AUGUST

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration – Kathy Lindeman

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Dinner on your own
7:00 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. Opening Remarks and Introductions – Rob Rulon-Miller
7:40 p.m. Introduction of Keynote Speaker – Dan DeSimone
7:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker – Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare
Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Reception

MONDAY 3 AUGUST

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Announcements / How to handle books – Dan DeSimone, Rob Rulon-Miller

8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Bookselling 401 — Rob Rulon-Miller and Kevin Johnson

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. to noon. Reference Tools for the Book Trade – Dan DeSimone and Steven Smith

Noon to 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Computers and Databases – Dan Gregory

3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Break

3: p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hands on exhibit of books: binding styles and materials, techniques of printing and illustration, etc. Barry Spence, Heidi Congalton, Dan DeSimone, Rob Rulon-Miller

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Seminar Picnic

TUESDAY 4 AUGUST

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Bibliographical Description, Part I – Steven Smith

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. to noon. How to Catalogue a Book – Rob Rulon-Miller and friends

Noon to 1: 15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Bibliographical Description, Part II – Steven Smith

2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants’ Workshop on Book Descriptions – Faculty

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Conservation and Preservation – Barry Spence

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Dinner on your own

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Leave for Hooked on Books (Maizeland Shopping Center): Operating a Book Store – Mary Francis Ciletti

WEDNESDAY 5 AUGUST

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Rare Book Photography – Dan Gregory

10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. to noon. Selling Books to Libraries – Dan DeSimone

Noon to 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Evaluating and Pricing Books – Ed Glaser and friends

2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants’ Workshop on Book Descriptions and Pricing – Faculty

4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Buying and Selling Books Using the Internet – Kevin Johnson

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Dinner on your own

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Leave for Hooked on Books (Maizeland Shopping Center): Operating a Book Store – Mary Francis Ciletti

THURSDAY 6 AUGUST

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Guest lecturer – Greg Gibson

10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Auctions – Mike Ginsberg, Kevin Johnson

11:00 a.m. to noon. Auction Demonstration – Mike Ginsberg: auction of goods & services for the benefit of local libraries, including dinner for two with the faculty Thursday night, Casa Ciletti

Noon to 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Marketing your book Business – Dan Gregory

2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Assessing Archives and Collections – Dan DeSimone and Rob Rulon-Miller

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Problems in the Book Trade: Fakes, Forgeries, and Stolen Books

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Dinner on your own
7:00 p.m. Faculty/Staff Dinner with auction winners

FRIDAY 7 AUGUST

8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Miscellaneous matters / questions

8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Scouting — Mike Ginsberg

9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Book Fairs-Tom Congalton

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. to noon. House Calls and Consignments – Kevin Johnson

Noon to 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bookkeeping for Booksellers – Molly Sacamano

2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Evaluations / Questionnaire

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Round Table Discussion – Moderators, Tom Congalton &
Rob Rulon-Miller

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: Farewell Dinner, Awarding of Certificates

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