Third Annual California Young Book Collector's Prize

Third Annual California Young Book Collector's Prize

Wednesday, Nov 04, 2020 - Friday, Jan 15, 2021


Sponsored by the Northern & Southern California Chapters of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America


Most great collectors started when they were young, and most great collections started with a passion for a particular object or subject.  When these objects are books and manuscripts, the collectors are called bibliophiles, or lovers of the book. 

The purpose of The California Young Book Collector’s Prize is to nurture the next generation of bibliophiles.  The competition is open to collectors aged 35 and under who are living in California.  All collections of books, manuscripts, or ephemera are welcome, no matter their monetary value or subject.  The collections will be judged on their thoroughness, the approach to their subject, and the seriousness with which the collector has catalogued his or her material.

Details on the contest, including requirements and deadlines, can be found here.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is January 15th, 2021, and the winner will be notified by February 15th, 2021. 

For questions or additional information on the California Young Book Collector’s Prize, please contact either of the chapter chairs: