|The Hill Behind the CABS Classroom at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs|
|Professor Terry Belanger with CABS Students|
|Dan DeSimone with Penny Clipperton of Calgary's Sparkle Books|
|CABS Students Examine Some of the Shelves of Antiquarian Books|
|Sally Burdon of Asia Bookroom celebrates with newly minted CABS Alumni at the Closing Ceremonies|
In short, my advice to anyone who is serious about studying, collecting or selling antiquarian books and ephemera, is : Get thee to CABS 2015! There are a number of scholarship opportunities that can help ease your decision and it will jump-start your further education in the trade. There is still much research and work ahead for me and the others in the 2014 CABS crop (they never did get around to showing us the secret bookseller’s handshake) but it was a wonderful introduction to an arsenal of skills, research techniques and range of antiquarian bookselling business models to explore further.
And that’s how I became a CABS-evangelist.