We will learn about collecting rare books from three perspectives: the rare book dealer, the institution, and the private collector. With experts, we will study rare books and discover what constitutes value.
Herman Detering, who has owned Detering Book Gallery for twenty-five years, will share with us his experience as a collector and buyer of old books. He will give an overview of standards and values any collector should know.
Pat Bozeman, head of Special Collections and Archives, University of Houston, and Margaret Culbertson, architecture and art librarian, will discuss and tell the stories about some of the identifiable books held in the Special Collections, including the books from John Staub's library.
A collector of old books will talk about his varied collection. We will view the collection in his home.
Fall 2018 brochures are being delivered!
Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card.
The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.
Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12.
Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!
For additional information about any of our courses, to register offline, or to add your name to our mailing and/or email lists, please contact our adminstrator at registrar.houstonseminar.org or phone 713.666.9000.