Fourth Annual Rare Book Road Show (Saturday, July 17) FACT SHEET

THE ANNUAL RARE BOOK ROAD SHOW IV RETURNS TO INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE IN NAPLES SATURDAY, JULY 17

THE BUYING OF RARE, COLLECTIBLE BOOKS FROM THE PUBLIC NEW TO ROAD SHOW THIS YEAR; MORE THAN 500 EXPECTED TO ATTEND

WHAT: Local experts will appraise, sell – and for the first time buy – rare, antique, and fine books. Private book collectors, dealers, and library professionals will lead various workshops.

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, July 17, 2004, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at International College, 2655 Northbrooke Drive, Naples, at the Intersection of Immokalee Road and Interstate 75.

APPRAISERS: John Berryman, Palm Beach; Steven Eisenstein, A Book-A-Brack Shop, Miami Beach; Bill Wickham, Wickham Books, Naples; and Brady Vogt, Private Collector, Naples, will conduct appraisals. A paid admission ticket ($15 per person) must be purchased for an appraisal.

ETC: Last year, about 400 people attended the Rare Book Road Show. Due to growth, there are plans to move the event to another location in 2006. Negotiations are underway with the St. Petersburg-based Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association to co-produce the Rare Book Road Show.

PRESENTATIONS:

*9:15-10:15 a.m. – Mike Smith, International College Professor and Book Collector: “Things You Must Know About Collecting and Investing in Books.”

*10:15 to 11:15 a.m. – Mary Sauer-Games, ProQuest: “Creation of the Early English Books Online Project: From Oxford to Digital.”

*11:15 – 12:15 p.m. – TBA

*12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Brady Vogt, Private Collector: “The Mutiny on the Bounty.”

*1:30 – 2:30 p.m. –Sam Boldrick, Special Collections Librarian, Miami Dade Public Library, “Disc Rot … What’s Next? Taking Care of What You’ve Got.”

*2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – John Ingram, Director of Special Collections, University of Florida, “400 Years of Natural History Come Alive.”

*3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – John Berryman, Ormond Beach, “Book Collecting and Buying with the Avent of the Internet.”

COST: Admission to the morning and afternoon speaker presentations is $15 and includes one free book appraisal. An additional cost of $9 for a boxed lunch. Pay at the door. Call 513-1122, Ext. 109, for complete information and details.
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