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Day 5 – Boe Rushing reports from Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar

Boe Rushing reports from the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar – it’s day five.

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Just when I thought things couldn’t get any better today happens. I’ll keep it short because it is very late. Greg Gibson, the nautical specialist, gave the most touching talk of the seminar.

tom-and-his-shirtAfter a discussion on auctions we had one. All of the proceeds go to support local libraries. I had the winning bid on a ver cool Between the Covers shirt signed by Tom (Congalton) and Dan Gregory. The last item in the auction was the highly coveted dinner for two with the faculty tonight. I had no plans on bidding but then I noticed that Ellie, from Australia, who was sitting near me was in a bidding war with someone in the front of the room. I asked her if she had someone to take and said I would go in with her. After a while we agreed we couldn’t go any higher and dropped out. Everyone congratulated the winner who stood up. It was Robin, my friend from the airport. She turned to me and motioned that I was going with her. So I had been bidding against myself without even knowing it.

I just got back from a wonderful evening with some of the top antiquarian book dealers in the country. Hopefully some of their knowledge is rubbing off on me. This has been a great week with one more day to go.

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Posted by on August 7, 2009.

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