Jill Gage on “The Best Penman of our Age”: The Lettering of George Salter

Sponsored by The Caxton Club Zoom event open to the public. September 27, 6:30pm Chicago time George Salter (1897–1967) was a German-born and, from 1940 on, American calligrapher, book and book jacket designer, illustrator, and teacher who revolutionized the world of book jacket design. His design work ranged from best sellers for Alfred A. Knopf […]

Virtual Lecture on Samuel Johnson

Sponsored by The Grolier Club A talk exploring the life, work, and home of lexicographer Samuel Johnson by Celine Luppo McDaid, for the past decade Donald Hyde Curator and Director of Dr. Johnson's House in London. McDaid is responsible for managing the only UK museum dedicated to the history of the English language, curating three […]

Virtual Panel Discussion on “The Books of Oz”

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Oct 3, 6:00-8:00pm New York time Jane Lahr, Michael Hearn, and Stephen Schwarz will present on "The Books of Oz." About this event Presentations by Jane Lahr, author, editor, literary agent and daughter of Bert Lahr, who played the Cowardly Lion in the film version of "The Wizard of Oz;" […]

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair Reception for Members of FABS Societies

Sponsored by The Book Club of Washington and FABS Open to all members of FABS Societies Members of FABS Societies visiting the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair are cordially invited to a reception on Saturday October 8, 2022 from 5:00-6:30 Pacific Time at McHugh’s on 21 Mercer Street, west of the Exhibition Hall. Hope to see […]

David R. Godine: Maine Books and Authors, and for Good Measure, Some Nautical Titles

Sponsored by The Baxter Society. Open to all members of FABS Societies. Email baxtersociety@gmail.com to request a link, which will be sent on the morning of the event. Wed. Oct 12 at 7:00pm Eastern Time. David R. Godine, independent publisher, will speak on Maine books and authors together with some nautical titles.

Devin Fitzgerald on Leonardo da Vinci and the Elmer Belt Collection of Vinciana

Sponsored by The Caxton Club When/Where: 10/14/2022 Zoom begins promptly at Noon Chicago Time (Central). Preregistration required via website. Zoom (only) option is free and open to all. October Midday Program Let’s get a jump on college football and visit new Big Ten member UCLA before it starts regularly engaging in gridiron tilts in New […]

Rare Books LAX: Discounted Admission for FABS Member Societies

DISCOUNT ADMISSION TO RARE BOOKS LAX FOR FABS RARE BOOKS LAX takes off October 14-16, 2022, at The Proud Bird, just minutes from LAX. The FABS community will receive discount admission. Sponsored by Biblio.com, RBLAX brings rare booksellers from throughout the world together to share their love of books, fine prints, maps, ephemera, and more. In conjunction with Rare Books LAX, the 47th Annual American Printing History Association (APHA) conference will also be held […]

Frank H. Wu on his Collection of Anti-Asian Propaganda

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Oct 17, 6:00pm New York time About this event A talk by Grolier Club member Frank H. Wu, president of Queens College and distinguished law professor, scholar and author, on his collection of anti-Asian propaganda, with examples on hand. This will be a live online event, and all attendees will […]

Ed Papenfuse: The Enterprising Roach Family of Baltimore, 1819-1830

Sponsored by The Baltimore Bibliophiles A saga of marketing Books, Stationery, Musical instruments, Umbrellas, Printing, and Sign Painting, mixed with Millerites and fisticuffs with the Constabulary! Wednesday, October 20, 2021. 7:00 pm. Eastern Time on Zoom. To register contact Binnie Syril Braunstein at bsbgc@aol.com  

The Literary Archive of Elizabeth Coatsworth and Kate Barnes, Mother and Daughter

Sponsored by The Baxter Society Wed. Nov. 9 at 7:00pm Eastern Time Open to all members of FABS Societies. Email baxtersociety@gmail.com to request a link, which will be sent on the morning of the event. Jefferson Navicky, Archivist and Sarah E. Baker, Curator, both of the Maine Women Writers Collection at the University of New […]