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Are you thinking of becoming a rare bookseller? Or have you just started to sell collectible books? The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar is a week-long educational event held in Colorado Springs in July, 2016 for booksellers, librarians and collectors that offers expert discussion about rare books.

This is your opportunity to enter for a chance to win admission to attend the event, including instructional materials, breakfasts and lunches, and accommodations. There will be two lucky winners. Each prize package is worth U.S. $1,646.00. Transportation to and from the event is not included.

The Book Seminar provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience in a comprehensive survey of the rare book market, both antiquarian and modern. Basic procedures and problems are discussed both formally and informally through a series of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practical hands-on workshops with emphasis on the Internet, computers and Internet bookselling, as well as traditional methods. Read our interview with 2011 contest winners, Underground Books.

2015 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar attendees

How to Enter:

Don't miss out on this chance to win admission to attend the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar, including instructional materials, breakfasts and lunches, and accommodations. To enter for a chance to win this prize package, with a value of U.S. $1,646.00, simply send an email with your name, hometown and state or province to contests@abebooks.com and complete the following sentence: "The best thing about bookselling is..."

We may use your submission in a feature about rare bookselling on AbeBooks.com.

Don't forget to include your name, hometown and state or province in the email, and include "Colorado Book Seminar" in the subject line. The contest ends May 5, 2016. The two winners will be selected in a random draw (the odds of being drawn are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received) and will have to answer a skill-testing question.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Limit one entry per person and e-mail address. This contest is open to legal residents of the United States (excluding its territories and possessions) and Canada (excluding Quebec), and entrants must be the older of 18 years old or the age of majority in their province or state of residence. See Official Rules for more details.

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