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.
Maria LinMaria Lin runs the IT side of the seminar, supporting the A/V needs of the faculty and managing the seminar listserv and website. She was a 2012 atendee at CABS, and after graduating from the University of Denver's library science program joined Rulon-Miller Books as a full time employee. She was the recipient of the James Davis Scholarship at the Rare Book School in 2014, was the Reese fellow for American Bibliography in 2017, and moonlights as RBS staff to get her collation fix on ocassion.
Kathy LindemanKathy Lindeman 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; 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 and CU Boulder and lives with her husband Ted, a Chemistry Professor at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.
Nina MusinskyNina Musinsky is the proprietor of Musinsky Rare Books, Inc., founded in 2003. She deals in printed books, manuscripts, and prints from the incunable period to the mid-nineteenth century, mainly from Continental Europe and mainly in the humanities. Her earlier 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. She is a member of the ABAA and ILAB, the Grolier Club, the Association Internationale de Bibliophilie, and an active member of the Bibliographical Society of America, where she currently chairs the Working Group for International Development and Cooperation.
Heather O'DonnellHeather O’Donnell worked a series of bookish jobs through college, and got her start in rare books as a curatorial assistant at the Beinecke Library in the mid-1990s. After three years in the Princeton Society of Fellows, she joined the trade as a bookseller with Bauman Rare Books. In 2011, Heather launched Honey & Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn, specializing in literary classics and curiosities. She is a graduate of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar and Rare Book School, a member of the Grolier Club, and the founder of the annual Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair. Honey & Wax is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).
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., 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. Rob began teaching at the seminar in 2003 after being one of the specialty dealers in 2002, and served as Director in 2004-09. He resumed his directorship in 2013.
Garrett ScottGarrett Scott got his first job working with rare books as a student assistant at Stanford University Special Collections in 1990. In 1991 he left college and 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 -- 19th and early 20th century pamphlet material, books and ephemera dealing with eccentric authors and odd subjects, American entertainments, popular medicine, unpopular literature, obscure imprints and even more obscure religious movements. Garrett has recently served on the Board of Governors of the ABAA. While on the Board he served four years as the chair of the Security Committee, and in 2018 has returned to serve on the Security Committee.