grew up in Spain, South America, and on a commune in West Virginia before leaving home at sixteen for a brief stint in the U.S. Coast Guard, followed by degrees in Biology, English Literature and Creative Writing at Virginia
Tech and the University of Maryland. He began his
bookselling career in the mid-1990s in Oregon, scouting for
Powell's Books in Portland and answering queries in the old
Bookman's Weekly. He ran an open shop in Winchester,
Virginia, from 1996 until 2002, when he abandoned general
bookselling to pursue his current specialty in American
Radical History and Social Movements. He is currently Chair
of the Southeast Chapter of the ABAA, and lives in
Winchester with his wife, a dog, and two cats.
established the Book Arts Press (BAP) at Columbia University in 1971 as a bibliographical laboratory supporting a program for the training of rare book and special collections librarians and antiquarian booksellers. In 1983, he founded Rare Book School
(RBS), a series of courses for students of the history of the book and related subjects. He moved both the BAP and RBS to the University of Virginia in 1992, where he retired as University Professor and Honorary Curator of Special Collections in 2009. Belanger is a 2005 MacArthur Fellow.
Daniel De Simone
has been Curator, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection of The Library of Congress
, since January 2000. Previously, he ran his own rare book company in NYC, and during that time developed expertise in antiquarian bibliography and illustrated books. As the Rosenwald Curator he has had the opportunity to develop an expertise in early printing and early illustrated books.
has been a full-time bookseller since 1990, and from 1996 to 2012 was the General Manager of Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc. He specializes in developing computer systems for booksellers, rare book photography, marketing, and catalog design.
, proprietor of Royal Books
, became a bookseller in 1997 and specializes in Modern Literature, Cinema, Art, and Photography. In 2007, Oak Knoll Press published his first book The Dark Page
, a full-color guide to the first edition sources for American film noir
of the 1940s, followed in 2009 by The Dark Page II
, a second volume covering 1950-1965. Kevin has been a member of the ABAA since 2002.
handles registration, communication with interested parties, printing and notebook design, behind the scenes organization and financial accounting for the Antiquarian Book Seminar. Making everything run smoothly is the main priority and challenge! Kathy is also Coordinator for the Colorado College Faculty Club; Staff Assistant for the CC Economics and Business Department, and Pikes Peak Regional Coordinator for the National History Day Competition. Kathy has worked in University Libraries at Cornell and CU Boulder and lives with her husband Ted, a Chemistry Professor at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.
has been an independent antiquarian bookseller since 2003. Her previous career included eight years in Paris and New York as a private library curator and consultant, and ten years in Christie's New York Book Department. Musinsky Rare Books, Inc. deals in fifteenth- to early nineteenth-century Western European printed books and manuscripts, mainly in the humanities.
Nina is currently Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the ABAA and a member of the Council of the Bibliographical Society of America.
is the bookseller behind the sprawling operation known as Stick Figure Books. A Canadian by birth, he has lived in the United States nearly all his life, yet insists on wearing "Canada" gear at every opportunity. He has been a bookseller since 2008, well-prepared for the trade by previous not-for-profit experience with anti-hunger organizations in the U.S. and globally. David helps keep the content of the seminar current with the needs of new booksellers, particularly in the area of new and emerging technologies.
Robert Rulon-Miller, Jr.
, began selling books in his family rare book business in Rhode Island while a teenager. In 1982, he started Rulon-Miller Books
in Saint Paul, MN. He served as ABAA President from 1994-1996 and has chaired many ABAA committees.
Steven (Steve) Escar Smith
is Dean of Libraries and Professor at the University of Tennessee. He holds a joint appointment in the School of Information Science at Tennessee. Before assuming his current role, he worked for 21 years at the Texas A&M University Libraries, where he held the C. Clifford Wendler Professorship and many administrative posts, including Interim Executive Associate Dean, Associate Dean for Collections and Services, and Director of Special Collections. He also held adjunct appointments on the Graduate Faculty of the Texas A&M English Department and in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of North Texas.