19th Annual Denver Book Fair

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The Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association sponsored its 19th Annual Book Fair August 1 and 2, 2003. With more than 80 dealers from across the country, the Fair is the biggest antiquarian book event in the Rocky Mountain west. This year’s event included celebrity limerick readings and panel discussions on children’s literature and Edward Abbey.

Dates for the next fair are August 6 and 7, 2004.

Scenes from the 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Book Fair August 1 and 2, 2003

“Gentleman Jim” Arner of The Book Ranch, Evanston, WY, chats with Western mystery author Robert Greer. Greer contributed to the Celebrity Literary Limerick Reading held before the fair opened.

Lois Harvey, fair coordinator and owner of West Side Books in Denver, poses with a few literary friends.

Roger O’Connor of Mostly Books in Pittsburgh, KS, chats with Dan Larson of Colorado Pioneer Books in Englewood, CO.

Sam Gottlieb of Camelback Books, Scottsdale, AZ, poses reluctantly.

Tony Delcavo of Bella Luna Books, Castle Rock, CO.

Richard Mori of Mori Books in Amherst, NH.

RMABA’s crack security team – Chuck Yeager, Gretchen Bryant and David Kinnaman – watches over the exit.

Panel discussion on Edward Abbey – “From Walden Pond to the Monkey Wrench Gang.” Tony Delcavo, Luis Urrea, Ken Sanders, and Gary Penely.

Today’s Children’s Books Discussion Panel. Bob Topp, owner of the Hermitage Bookshop, introduces Michael Hague, one of the most collectable of children’s illustrators working today, Cheryl Scheer, children’s materials selector for the Denver Public Library, and Mildred Pitts Walter, noted children’s author and recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award in 1987.

Members of the Guild of Bookworkers, Rocky Mountain Chapter, showed off their skills. Here, Ray Tomasso is demonstrating paper-making.
Tom Parsons is showing some of his small press creations and Linda Bevard is demonstrating the press.



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