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        Harold Ballew is a well-known authority in the field of antiquarian books and has been in business for over 35 years in Atlanta, Georgia.  A native of South Carolina, he received his Bachelor’s degree from Furman University and his Master’s degree from Clemson University.  He married and moved to Atlanta in 1963 to work with the Centers for Disease Control as a Diagnostic Virologist, and traveled extensively for the next 25 years.  He retired from CDC in 1986 to pursue his interest in antiquarian books.

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Americana Books PDF Print E-mail

    My name is David Hamilton; I have owned Americana Books since 1993. I offer for sale all categories of books and specialize in selling antiquarian books relating to American History.
    My passion for old books began at an early age. As a young child I used to play in my fathers Lutheran Church library and thumbed pages of his large leather Bible that sat on the altar. As a kid in the 1960’s, I would explore my grandparent’s abandoned Minnesota farm house that was built shortly after the Civil War. Grandfather moved my mother and the rest of the family to a new farm house in the 1940s. When they moved they left behind books, newspapers, magazines, and other ephemera in the old house.

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Featured Member

Smythe Books

Jim Strawn is the classic example of a person taking a passion – in his case a penchant for collecting books – and turning it into a business in retirement.  In October, 2006, Jim, then age 65 and a former finance chief in the radio industry, along with his wife, Judy, opened their own store, Smythe Books, in Dunwoody, Georgia.

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GABA Officers

Libby Ware
President
Toadlily Books

Dan Read
Vice-President
Blue Train Books

Charlene Ball
Secretary

David Hamilton
Treasurer
Americana Books, ABAA

Frank Walsh
Historian
Yesteryear Book Shop, Inc, ABAA

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