As is Weller Book Works' custom for the initial Salon of the New Year, on January 26th we'll have a sharing event for our collectors. This year we are asking you to bring and show a book that was a "great find," and tell us why you value it, and how and where you found it. One of Tony's favorite aspects of book collecting is that the knowledgeable collector has the ability to recognize important and valuable books that others would overlook. A smart book person with a modest budget will beat wealthy buyers to great books with frequency. Join us Friday, January 26 for The Great Finds Salon. Bring a book you discovered in an unusual place, rescued from oblivion, or plucked from chaos. We'll take turns showing our books and telling about our discoveries.
On February 23, Daniel Davidson will conduct the Collectors' Chat on the Ancient Religions of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Near East. With his collection of prints, maps and books, he will take guests on a spoken tour through the cultures and connections of the ancient and Western World. Topics will include ancient Jewish and Christian personalities, ancient Nineveh, St. Catherine of Sinai, the Nuremburg Chronicle and Sanskrit Hindu texts. Daniel's show and tell will include 19th century prints, academic victorian books, a late 17th century British study of Islam and the Arabs with thick parchment-like pages, 19th century German books illustrating masonic themes, an early 20th century Biblical Hebrew and Syriac-Aramaic grammar book and whatever else attracts his fancy. Daniel will begin speaking at 7:15 but arrive at 6:30 p.m. so you have time to grab a snack and mingle.
Meet other readers and smart book persons at Weller Book Works Collectors' Book Salon. Glasses are filled and socializing begins at 6:30. Collectors' Chats begin at 7:15. On the last Friday monthly.