It’s only a month until this year’s Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. I’ve written about the useful lessons, great colleagues, and long-lasting benefits of attending this seminar many times in the past three years. I attended in August, 2007, and the things I learned from other booksellers, librarians, and collectors in one short week are things I use every day in my business. If you’re thinking about becoming an antiquarian bookseller and aren’t really sure exactly what that entails, the seminar can help. If you’re new to the business (and in the antiquarian bookselling business, that would mean less than 20 years in business), the seminar can help. If you’ve been in business a few years, but still need to learn more about things like pricing, housecalls, and auctions, the seminar can help. If you need a general overview of the book trade, the seminar can help.
Check the links below to see why I think the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar is such a worthwhile educational experience.
I’m not the only one who thinks the seminar is worthwhile. Book Think Editor Craig Stark interviews the Seminar’s faculty and alumni to see what all the fuss is about.
I know it’s short notice at this point, but if you can make the dates for this year’s Seminar (August 8-13, 2010), I highly recommend it! Feel free to leave any questions you may have about the Seminar in the comment box below, and I’ll do my best to answer them or to ask a Faculty member if I can’t answer the question myself.
See you in the stacks!