Antiquarian Booksellers Association

Shapero Rare Books | The Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA)

Antiquarian Booksellers AssociationWith a history stretching back over 110 years, the Antiquarian Booksellers Association is the most ancient and venerable trade body for rare books dealers in the world.

Founded in London’s Criterion restaurant in 1906, the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (more affectionately known as the ABA) has been a keystone for booksellers in the United Kingdom ever since, defining and preserving the highest ethical trading standards for its members and helping safe-guard bibliophiles up & down the country from unscrupulous behaviour.

Today the Antiquarian Booksellers Association includes members across a broad selection of ages and specialisations, both here in the UK and further afield, and Shapero Rare Books are proud to number themselves amongst this elite guard. Advantages include the ability to exhibit at the ABA Book Fairs, which include some of the most important rare book events in the world, notably London’s Olympia Book Fair every summer; equally importantly they automatically allow ABA members such as our good selves to represent books and works on paper at the international book fairs hosted by the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA).

Shapero Rare Books @ Antiquarian Booksellers Association Book Fairs

For further information about which ABA Book Fairs we will be attending please visit the Book Fairs section of our website, or contact us for more information.