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Bibliomania [Documentary Film]
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A documentary about the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) and its members. The film is centered around the Thirty-Sixth ABAA California Bookfair (2003) in San Francisco. The film focuses on the business of book selling, collecting and the fascinating diversity of material ABAA members present.





There is a Tolkien signature at 20:13, but fortunately not in blue ink.

Some very apt comments on eBay and fakes at 42:17, including an eBay representative giving some guff about Private Auctions.

It is no surprise that nothing seems to have changed on eBay in the last eight years after the film was made

Posted on: 2011/2/20 11:33

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Re: Bibliomania
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One of the book dealers that you see in this film (the first) is Nigel Williams from Cecil Court, in London, off of Charing Cross Road.

I walked past his shop (my favourite shop) yesterday and it is closed down, as appears to be his website, very sad

I was in his bookshop one Saturday and a lady came in with a very small child (infant) and said "Do you have a copy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Nigel said Yes, We have a copy and this is the price (as it was a first edition), the woman looked terrified and thought this is the wrong shop for her and left very quickly.

I'd like to state good luck to Nigel Williams for the future.

Please update on Dealers in this film who no longer are able to supply us with the items we need i.e. books?

Posted on: 2011/2/22 12:17

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Im sad to say that Nigel Williams passed away recently. I knew of him from the wine collecting world.

Posted on: 2011/3/3 10:51


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I'm very sorry to hear it. I rang a book-dealer friend of mine, who knew Nigel. Passed away on Christmas Eve, at the young age of 48. Gosh!

Nigel had been ill for some time, I hear. The business won't be going on without him. A dreadful shame; very sad news. He was a nice man.

Posted on: 2011/3/3 11:28


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Nigel Williams Rare Books was pretty well known; I didn't know Nigel at all, but probably emailed him once or twice. The name's sort of up there with Peter Harrington etc. --sad news.

BH

Posted on: 2011/3/3 13:01
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