Welcome to the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society

NOBS is happy to announce the grand return of the Akron Antiquarian Book & Paper Show, March 30-31, 2018 at the John S. Knight Center. Stay tuned for more information.

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.

NOBS has recently launched a monthly eNews to distribute via email to all our members. Click HERE  to view this month’s news.

Upcoming Events:

NOBS Forum: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 7:00 p.m.

NOBS Show and Tell

It’s the time of year for NOBS’ Show and Tell session. We all have our favorite books: a cherished childhood favorite, a book left to us by a wonderful friend, or a treasured copy of an old classic. Anything goes including the stories that go with the book. Either way, there’s always something to learn and some great books to discuss with fellow bibliophiles. Come join us!


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




Recent Events:

NOBS Forum: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Abby Cali, Artist and Education Coordinator

Zygote Press, Community and Fine Art Printing

Zygote Press uses workshops, exhibitions and advocacy to promote fine art printing and community engagement.  Join artist Abby Cali, Zygote’s Education Coordinator, to learn more about how Zygote Press reaches out and supports artists and in doing so helps to build a stronger community and insure that printmaking remain a vital part of the art world.


Friday, November 3rd

The Morgan Conservatory

Popping Up Through Time…A Brief History of Pop-Up Books

Join NOBS member and former President Larry Rakow as he explores, in chronological order, the development of pop-up and moveable children’s books from their earliest forms through current examples. Among the many titles that will be displayed are a rare Columbus Panorama from the Columbian Exposition of 1893 as well as publications featuring a variety of different moveable mechanisms from European publisher Ernst Nister, 19th century master Lothar Meggendorfer, and American chromolithographers the McLoughlin Brothers. A “talking book” from the 1890’s with eight pages of chromolithographs of various animals that makes realistic animal sounds when a cord was pulled will also be included. Many collector issues will be addressed including: How did pop-ups develop? What are the various mechanisms that activate pop-ups? Who are the principle creators of pop-up books? Which ones are collectible?

The Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E. 47th St., Cleveland, OH 44103

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