Welcome to the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society

NOBS is an association of book collectors, dealers, librarians, and others interested in promoting the production, preservation, collection, and sale of fine and antiquarian books, and the preservation and protection of the heritage of the printed word. NOBS is a member of the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS) and a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Upcoming NOBS Events:

October 4th, 10:00 to 3:00

N.O.B.S. on Wheels: Being The First Car-Boot Book Sale of the 21st Century

Books, magazines and ephemera — all things paper!

Affordable fun, no entry fee, no fee to sell, prices that won’t break the

Saturday, October 4, 2014
10 a.m. to 3 pm..
At Log Cabin Shop
8010 Lafayette Road. Rte. 42
2-1/2 miles N. of Lodi
10 miles south of Medina
Rain or shine — Indoors if inclement weather
Shop under the trees and stock up for winter!

All NOBS Members (Dealer and Associate Members) are welcome to come sell!

October 15th, 7:00pm

NOBS Forum:  Larry Waldman: Painting in Pure Color: Modern Art in Cleveland before the Armory Show 1908-1913

Cleveland has long been remarkable among American cities for the whole-hearted way in which its artist community embraced Modernism during the early years of the twentieth century. Encouraged by a close relationship with the Cleveland School of Art, regional modernism flourished far from the European centers of the avant-garde. Back in 1910, a group of young but serious and enthusiastic artists, most of whom worked in Cleveland’s dynamic commercial trades, banded together for the purpose of pursuing their ‘radically progressive’ ideas along artistic lines untrammeled by the limitations of academic art. Well-known names such as William Zorach and William Sommer were among its ranks but the majority of artists are now largely unknown.

Larry Waldman, independent art historian, will speak on his new book Painting in Pure Color: Modern Art in Cleveland before the Armory Show 1908-1913 written together with Henry Adams, professor of American Art, Case Western Reserve University. His presentation will celebrate our city’s triumph of artistic expression by assembling an array of paintings, sculptures and decorative designs encompassing both the fine art and commercial work of these early Cleveland Modernists.

All NOBS Forums are FREE and open to the public.

The forum will be held at Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Boulevard, Shaker Heights 44120. There are many events at Loganberry Books. See their website for more details on upcoming events, including NOBS Forums.

November 2nd, 10:00 to 5:00

2014 Cleveland Antiquarian Book & Paper Show

The NOBS Fourth Annual Cleveland Book Show  returns to the Cleveland Skating Club,  2500 Kemper Rd., Cleveland,  November 2, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Two dozen dealers have signed on and others are inquiring, some from out of state.

A wide variety of dealers in old, used, and rare books and paper collectibles will set up booths for the one-day Antiquarian Book and Paper Show. It’s like a paper museum where everything is for sale! And you don’t have to be a “collector” to take part. From books centuries old, bound in leather or vellum, to modern gems already out-of-print, the Cleveland Antiquarian Book and Paper Show offers a wide variety. Dealers may specialize in modern first editions of literature, military history, Ohioana, children’s and illustrated books, postcards and ephemera, or beautiful leather-bound sets. There’s a little something for everyone.

Guests of the NOBS Cleveland Antiquarian Book & Paper Show may also bring along up to three books of their own for a free evaluation a la Antiques Road Show.

The Skating Club is located near the Shaker parks, as well as Shaker Square and the Larchmere Antiques district. General Admission is $5. Student Admission is $3. Admission is FREE for NOBS members.


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