Bauman Rare Books, a familiar landmark on Madison Avenue in New York for lovers of antiquarian books and autographs, announces its opening at The Shoppes at The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Visitors to the new luxury retail center can take home something truly unusual, such as an inscribed copy of Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea or a 1550 printing of Chaucer.
According to Dave Bauman, who entered the rare and antiquarian book market more than 35 years ago in Philadelphia, Las Vegas seems, at first glance, an unusual choice for a rare bookstore. “Thanks to the city's 40 million-plus worldwide tourists and visitor traffic that turns over every three days, we are ideally positioned to cultivate a whole new generation of collectors,” he says. Though Bauman's inventory is constantly changing due to the dynamic nature of collecting, his inventory, at any given time, includes more than 8,000 rare volumes and documents. From the milestones of American history, literary classics, landmarks in the history of ideas, revolutionary scientific and medical works, beloved children's books, splendidly illustrated art books and more, Bauman's inventory is vast and comprehensive.