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:

Exhibit: October 1st to 31st
Lecture: Saturday, October 18 – 12:00 p. m.

Miniature Book Society Traveling Exhibit and Lecture by Todd
Sommerfeld.

This hands-on discussion and presentation of miniature books will be
hosted by the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society. Come meet local
collector, Todd Sommerfeld as he talks about miniature books. He will
discuss the history of miniature books from the earliest times to the
present, as well as share stories about books and book collecting over
the last thirty years. What is a miniature book? In the United States, a
miniature book is usually considered to be one which is no more than
three inches in height, width, or thickness. Some aficionados collect
slightly larger books while others specialize in even smaller sizes.
Outside the United States, books up to four inches are often considered
miniature. Also on display will be a selection of miniature books from
the John F. Puskas Miniature Book Collection.

Exhibit: October 1st to 31st
Lecture: Saturday, October 18 – 12:00 p. m.

Cleveland Public Library
Literature Department and Ohio Center for the Book
2nd Floor, Main Library Building

Sponsored by the Miniature Book Society and Northern Ohio Bibliophilic
Society and the Ohio Center for the Book.


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.


November 9th, 1:00 pm

NOBS Annual Meeting will be held at the Log Cabin Shop (8010 Lafayette Road, Lodi, OH 44252) on November 9th, starting at 1:00 pm.

A roaring walk-in fireplace, racks of new and vintage rifles and the ambiance of a huge vintage country store is the scene of our 2014 Annual Meeting. Tour the large book collection, hunting equipment and even sample the joys of the old time popcorn machine.Bob Tauber who is Director of the Book Arts program and head of the Logan flm Press will delight you will his book tales and visuals. This winner of the prestigious Hertzog Award in 2013 and their featured speaker in Austin Texas in 2014 will be our presenter. Bob is retiring to Florida in January and this may be your last chance to learn and enjoy an afternoon of pure delight with this “Renaissance Man”.

THE menu will consist of a buffet of either rotisserie chicken, sliced roast turkey or a large main salad. There will be mashed potatoes and gravy, corn with a corn bread roll- Beverages and cheesecake will complete the meal. Red and white wine with cheese will be available before the meal. Cost is $20.00.

Please direct any questions to : Jack Belcher 216-447-0687 or Giantgert @yahoo.com.

To print out an order form, please click  NOBS annual meeting to download a PDF.

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