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The book-lover's gift of a lifetime: rare books

The book-lover's gift of a lifetime: rare books

LA Times
Thursday December 7, 2017

Steps from the crowds of holiday shoppers streaming into Forever 21 and the Apple Store in Pasadena, in a second-floor walk-up, a trove of unique offerings waits for book lovers with very special gift lists.

At Whitmore Rare Books, which specializes in literary first editions and antiquarian books, Dan Whitmore...

Meet Dan Whitmore of Whitmore Rare Books in Pasadena

Meet Dan Whitmore of Whitmore Rare Books in Pasadena

VoyageLA
Monday June 26, 2017

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dan Whitmore.

Dan, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I founded Whitmore Rare Books in 2010, after a short stint in big law and a lifetime of voracious reading. I’ve been a collector for...

'A Ha Moment' Led Whitmore to Rare Books

'A Ha Moment' Led Whitmore to Rare Books

Penn Law Journal Fall 2016
Tuesday November 22, 2016

It's hard to Dan Whitmore L'08 to pick his favorite sale as a rare books dealer.

But when pressed, he'll tell you about his biggest transaction - copy number six of one hundred signed copies of James Joyce's Ulysses, which netted $125,000 - or the sale of a signed, first...

Rarer than Many Rare Books: The Young Dealer

Rarer than Many Rare Books: The Young Dealer

Rarebookhub
Thursday September 15, 2016

Dan Whitmore is a book dealer in southern California.  He is 35 and never experienced the halcyon days of bookselling two decades ago.  He was in high school then and would go on to Middlebury College for his undergraduate degree and then the University of Pennsylvania for a degree in...

Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

Pasadena Magazine
Monday February 1, 2016

Antiquarian book collector and dealer, Dan Whitmore, isn't your average rare bookseller. As a young, dashing 30-something, he brings a novel approach on what it really takes to make it in his field.

Story by Sara Smola  // Photo by MOWRY 

Rare Dream

Rare Dream

Middlebury Magazine
Friday March 20, 2015

It is often said that all of literature can be derived from only seven stories. If that’s true, then the seeds of Dan Whitmore’s dream business—a rare- book dealership based out of his California home—can be traced back to one of the oldest stories, found in the Bible: sibling rivalry

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Younger book dealers are diving into the antiquarian trade

Younger book dealers are diving into the antiquarian trade

Los Angeles Times
Thursday February 5, 2015

In the dark economic times of 2009, Dan Whitmore decided to give up being a lawyer in downtown Los Angeles to sell antiquarian books. "People in the firm thought I was nuts," he says.

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Whitmore Rare Books

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Whitmore Rare Books

Alister & Paine Magazine
Friday November 28, 2014

You can almost always find a corresponding book to someone’s interests – with a little help from our friends at Whitmore Rare Books. Whitmore is a luxury rare book specialist that works as a sort of book concierge helping you find whatever you’re looking for whether it’s an exact title...

Exceptional Literary Works from Whitmore Rare Books

Exceptional Literary Works from Whitmore Rare Books

Rare Book Hub
Thursday March 1, 2012

This month we received our first catalogue from Whitmore Rare Books of Pasadena, California. Whitmore Rare Books is operated by Dan Whitmore, one of many in the trade who made the transition from collector to bookseller. It explains why booksellers generally appreciate the goods they sell in ways not often...

Bright Young Things: Dan Whitmore

Bright Young Things: Dan Whitmore

Fine Books Magazine
Tuesday December 13, 2011

I am a reader. I loved reading literature from an early age and realized during college, that I didn’t have the time to read all the books that I wanted to. As a result, I focused on the classics, although from several different genres: Russian, Victorian, Modern, Children’s, etc. While...

Catalogue Review: Whitmore Rare Books

Catalogue Review: Whitmore Rare Books

Fine Books Magazine
Friday April 22, 2011

When I visited the Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair two weeks ago (recap here), I met young bookseller Daniel Whitmore of Whitmore Rare Books, Pasadena, CA. I was glad to see his very elegantly produced color catalogue in an age when many booksellers have done away with printed catalogues...

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