The 47 Annual Antiquarian Book Seminars, 2024

Now in its 47 year, the Antiquarian Book Seminar provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers, librarians, and collectors in a comprehensive survey of the rare book market, both antiquarian and modern. Basic procedures and problems are discussed both formally and informally through a series of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practical hands-on workshops with emphasis on the internet, computers and internet book selling, as well as traditional methods.

Book Seminar Program in Progress

The Antiquarian Book Seminar is designed for people of all levels of experience, from beginners to those with years of experience who want to hone their skills in this rapidly changing field. Those who have taken the course before will note that all lectures have been updated, new faculty added and additional computer and software demonstrations included. If you seek to meet the challenges of book selling in the 21st century, the Antiquarian Book Seminar will provide an intensive opportunity to meet and network with others of like interest.


  • Finding Books and Related Material
  • Evaluation and Pricing
  • Reference Tools for the Book Trade
  • Writing Effective Book Descriptions
  • Working with Ephemera
  • Buying and Selling Online
  • Buying and Selling at Auction
  • Buying and Selling Archives and Collections
  • Setting Up and Using a Bookseller Database
  • Marketing and Building a Customer Base
  • Creating Your Own Website
  • Creating a Catalog
  • Operating a Profitable Open Shop
  • Selling Books to Libraries
  • Selling Books on Consignment
  • Fakes, Forgeries, Fraud and Theft