April 12, 2012

Today: Rare finds! A workshop on rare and collectible books

Learn book collecting basics from Larry Rakow, owner of Wonderland Books and past-president of the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society (NOBS), on Thursday, April 12, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Mackin Room of the Grasselli Library.

In this workshop Larry will provide pointers on:

  • What makes a book valuable.
  • Evaluating the condition of an old or rare book.
  • Identifying a first edition.
  • Sources for old, used, and rare books.
  • How to care for old and rare books.
Bring your own collectible books or family treasures and Larry will help you evaluate them!