Collecting Books

Fourteen-year-old Basie Gitlin began collecting antiquarian books when he was nine years old, and he currently has a collection of more than… read more

Fourteen-year-old Basie Gitlin began collecting antiquarian books when he was nine years old, and he currently has a collection of more than 2,500 titles. First, he and his parents spoke about his hobby at his home in North Branford, Connecticut. He also discussed some of his favorite books with patrons of the Bristol Public Library in nearby Bristol, Connecticut. His collection includes children’s nonfiction and history books, and books on baseball. Basie owns a number of rare books, including an 1817 copy of the Columbian Orator. Basie usually finds his tomes at used bookstores, on eBay, at flea markets and at antique stores. close

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Collecting Books

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Program ID:
168647-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Bristol, Connecticut, United States
First Aired:
Sep 14, 2002 | 7:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 13, 2003 | 9:18am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Sep 14, 2002 | 7:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 14, 2002 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 15, 2002 | 9:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 06, 2002 | 7:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 06, 2002 | 4:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 18, 2003 | 9:49am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 18, 2003 | 8:44pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 19, 2003 | 11:38pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 09, 2003 | 4:23pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 22, 2003 | 8:48pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 17, 2003 | 1:49am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 13, 2003 | 9:18am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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