Welcome to the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society

NOBS will not be hosting the AKRON ANTIQUARIAN BOOK & PAPER SHOW this year. We apologize for any inconvenience, and urge you to visit our show in Cleveland in September.

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:

NOBS Forum: Wednesday, July 19th, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Joan Knoertzer

Joan Knoertzer got into collecting miniature books 25 years ago when she downsized her home upon retirement from a musician’s career. She joined the International Miniature Book Society and has served on board the many times since then. Spurred on by Ann Arbor’s (Joan’s hometown) hosting of the MBS Conclave in 2006, she decided to write a book done in miniature in the style of 16th Century France. Together with Randy Aspund, a medieval artist, they spent two years putting the miniature together with illuminations and calligraphy.


Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH. 216.795.9800 


Cleveland Antiquarian Book & Paper Show
Sunday, September 10th, 2017 • 10 AM – 5 PM

Shaker Heights Country Club
3300 Courtland Boulevard • Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122





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Recent NOBS Events:


NOBS Forum: Wednesday, May 17th, 7:00 p.m.

Fern Ruth Levy

Fern Ruth Levy, MS, MAJS, is a Holocaust Educator who has take the testimonies of 15 Holocaust survivors for Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. She began to specialize in Anne Frank and her Diary after having met and interviewed several people who knew Anne and her family including Miep Gies, author of Anne Frank Remembered, and Bernhard Elia, Anne’s beloved cousin.

Through reading excerpts from Anne’s writings, readers will discover the authentic Anne, sometimes erased by the Broadway play and the Hollywood movie.

It has now been 70 years since The Diary of a Young Girl was published. Join NOBS to learn more about the stories behind the publication of this book and the obstacles related to its publication in Holland in June 1947.

NOBS Forum: Wednesday April 19, 7:00

Derf Backderf

Derf Backderf is an award-winning Cleveland artist known for his political cartoons and graphic novels, but he is also a collector of comic art. He knows the field well, and blogs about the history of Jack Kirby, Dr Seuss, and Bill Maudlin, to name a few. In this informal session, Derf will bring a few of his favorites from his collection and tell us about them: why they are important in the field, how he obtained them, and why he loves them.


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