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October 12th, 2023

The Basics of Book Collecting


About the class:

Addison’s curator of antiquarian books, Jeff Johnson, will talk about the basics of building a book collection including history of collecting, why collect, how to start,  researching, keeping a catalog, buying books, and the pleasures of book collecting.  Jeff will show participants examples from his research and collecting.


Jeff, a retired executive architect, is a life-long collector and has twice attended the famed Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar and is a member of The Grolier Club of New York City.  An exhibit entitled “Whodunit? Key Books of Detective Fiction,” all books from Jeff’s collection, will be on display in the member’s gallery at The Grolier Club from November of this coming year until February, 2024.

Details: Thursday, October 12th | 7 - 8:30 PM

Cost: $25 (plus fees/taxes) per person

Attendees for this class will receive a 10% discount on any item purchased in-store during the event. 

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