Lorne BairLorne Bair 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 a former board member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, and lives in Winchester, Virginia with his partner, Lee Ann Dransfield, and a variable quantity of cats.
Brian CassidyBrian Cassidy has been involved in the book business in one form or another since 1994. A member of ABAA and IOBA, as well as a Seminar alumnus, Brian's specialties include modern and contemporary literature; The Beats; poetry; popular culture; esoterica; artists' books; the avant-garde in all its various guises (music to film, art to dance); small journals and magazines (especially those associated with the Mimeo Revolution); letters, manuscripts, and archives; as well as vernacular, folk and outsider books.
Daniel De Simone
In January of 2017, Daniel De Simone retired from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D. C. as the Eric Weinmann Librarian, where he directed the operations of the Central Library. De Simone came to the Folger from the Library of Congress after serving as the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division for 14 years. Before his appointment as Rosenwald Curator in 2000, he operated his own New York-based bookselling business for 22 years. Since retirement he has begun bookselling once again and is again a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. He is also a member of the Grolier Club, NY, the Association Internationale de Bibliophilie, Paris, and Print Council of America
Barbara HeritageBarbara Heritage serves as the Secretary of the Antiquarian Book School Foundation, which oversees CABS-Minnesota, and she chairs its committee for diversity, equity, and outreach. She is the Associate Director & Curator of Collections of Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. She has spoken and published widely on the Brontës. In 2018, she was commissioned by the Brontë Society to contribute to Charlotte Brontë: The Lost Manuscripts. With Tim Dolin, she is currently co-editing Shirley as part of the Cambridge Edition of the Novels and Poems of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë, for which she is also contributing bibliographical descriptions for all early, principal editions. An active member of the national bibliographical community, she chairs the Bibliographical Society of America’s New Scholars Program.
Kathy Lindeman as CABS Coordinator has handled registration, communication with interested parties, , behind the scenes organization and financial accounting for the Antiquarian Book Seminar since 1998. Making everything run smoothly is her main priority and challenge! She is also a non-voting member on the ABSF Board as Executive Director. Other jobs include Coordinator for the Colorado College Faculty Club; former 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 University in Ithaca and at CU Boulder and lives with her husband Ted, a retired Colorado College Emeritus Chemistry Professor in Colorado Springs.
Lang M. C.
M. C. Lang received his A.B. in Ancient Greek from Hamilton College, and his J.D. from NYU School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden Scholar. He spent most of his professional career at the ABC Television Network, where he retired as Senior Vice President-Business Affairs of the Broadcast Operations Division. A member of the Grolier Club for over 40 years, he began browsing in secondhand bookshops while in junior high school, a passion which continues unabated. He is currently actively engaged, in conjunction with RBS, in promoting the use of original textual material in college undergraduate classes, rather than relying on reprints or digital surrogates.
Heather O’Donnell studied literature at Columbia and Yale, working with rare books and manuscripts on the side, throughout the 1990s. From 2001 to 2004, she taught at Princeton, then left academia to pursue the book trade full-time at Bauman Rare Books. In 2011, Heather launched Honey & Wax Booksellers, specializing in literary and print history. With Rebecca Romney, she runs the annual Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize for young women collectors, as featured in the 2019 documentary The Booksellers. Heather is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the Grolier Club. She chairs the ABAA Women’s Initiative, and serves on the ABAA Board of Governors and the Yale Library Associates Trustees.
Katherine ReaganKatherine Reagan is Ernest Stern ‘56 Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts and Assistant Director for Collections, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University, where she has worked since 1997. A Bay Area native, her undergraduate degree is from the University of California at Berkeley and her Master’s degree is from Columbia University, where she was a member of the last graduating class of the Rare Book Program at Columbia’s School of Library Service. Prior to working at Cornell, she worked as a reference librarian at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. She serves on the faculty of Rare Book School, and was Chair of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) in 2005–06.
Robert Rulon-Miller, Jr.Robert Rulon-Miller, Jr. Rob was elected Secretary of the Midwest Chapter of the ABAA in 1984. He served as Chair of the Midwest Chapter from 1986-88, and was also its Treasurer 1986-94. In 1988 he was elected to the ABAA Board of Governors, where he was the founder and first editor of the ABAA Newsletter, in which capacity he served for 17 years. In 1990 Rob authored the ABAA By-Laws, and was the co-author of the ABAA Code of Ethics. He served on the ABAA Board until 1998, including as Vice-President and President (1992-1996). From 1996 to 2000 he served as Secretary-General for the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). He also served from 2002-2006 as the ABAA’s Treasurer. Rob became Director of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS) in 2004 and served in that capacity until 2009, and again from 2013 to 2017. He has been President of the Antiquarian Book School Foundation (ABSF) from 2007 to the present, and has been on the CABS faculty since 2003.
Garrett Scott got his first job working with rare books as a student assistant at Stanford University Special Collections in 1990. In 1991, he took a job with John Crichton at the Brick Row Book Shop in San Francisco. Garrett moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1998 and there went into business as Garrett Scott, Bookseller. He appeared as the specialty dealer at CABS in 2015 and joined the CABS faculty in 2016.
Garrett specializes in the printed and written residue of the older, weirder America. Garrett has served on the Board of Governors of the ABAA. He continues to serve on the ABAA Security Committee.