Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Scholarship Contest for Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar

Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar LogoAre you thinking of becoming a rare bookseller? Or have you just started to sell collectible books? The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar is an invaluable week-long educational event in August for booksellers, librarians and collectors, and AbeBooks.com is staging a contest where we’ll pay the tuition fee for one lucky person.

The seminar tuition fee is $1,095 (USD) but we will also throw in three free months of subscription fees for listing on AbeBooks.

The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (http://www.bookseminars.com) is one of the highlights on the rare book calendar. Attendees learn about buying and selling books on the Internet, the auction market for antiquarian books, care and preservation of antiquarian books, pricing and appraisals, and compiling catalogues and online descriptions – and these are just a few of the topics covered during the week.

Last year’s contest winner was Boe Rushing from Florida, a lawyer with a passion for rare books.

Entering is easy – simply write a short essay about the book or books that inspired you to become a bookseller or collector. The person who best explains their inspiration and passion will win. We are looking for originality and dedication to books. AbeBooks.com will publish the top essays.

If you have this book, please also email us an image or images to pictures@abebooks.com and put ‘Colorado Scholarship’ in the subject line. This contest is open to anyone who has an AbeBooks’ bookseller or buyer account.

The contest closes on June 8, 2010, and is open to residents of Canada and the United States – good luck!

Contest Rules and Regulations

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