The November Collectors' Book Salon will occur the day after Thanksgiving. This month, the mid-salon presentation known as The Collector's Offering will start at 7:15 to accomodate The Rare Book Gift Selection Program, which will be presented by four of our most experienced aficionados of books, Frank Pester, José Knighton, and Catherine and Tony Weller. The brisk show will highlight several of our most desirable rare book offerings with minds and hearts oriented toward unique memorable gifts. If it hasn't occurred to you yet, this is the Salon to which you should bring friends and family who might be wondering what you might like for Christmas.
Some of you have attended the Collectors' Book Salons we have hosted monthly in our Rare Book Department since Summer of 2012. These end-of-month gatherings are social affairs for the sub-set of readers known as collectors, severly addicted book-lovers whose love of reading is compounded with metaphysical object worship, arcane fetishists who use uncommon words and seem to have endless chains of interesting and challenging thoughts. On the last Friday of each month, from 6:30 until 9:00 pm, collectors, bibliophiles and the curious gather in our rare book room for snacks and drinks and the kind of conversation that only happens in a room full of readers. To entertain and edify, we gather at the mid-point of the Salon for The Collector's Offering, when a bibliophile shows us special copies of books and shares his or her particular knowledge and passion. And here's a purchasing tip: We make special unpredictable, sometimes silly, even frivolous but never bad deals during the Collectors' Book Salon.
It's hard to fully explain, but the excitement one receives from rare, signed or beautiful copies of books one loves is spiritual, cosmic, breathtaking.
Weller booksellers will be your private curators of gifts for persons of every taste and interest.
Don Christmas, fancy, outdated or party attire and tip a glass and select gifts your loved ones will never forget at the Weller Book Works Collectors' Book Salon Friday, November 28, beginning at 6:30. The Holiday Gift Show!