David Spilman Fine Books, ABAA is an online bookseller specializing in antiquarian rare and fine books, maps, and ephemera related to exploration, adventure, and world history. Areas of specialty and interest are in Antarctic and Arctic exploration, American western expansion, the Gold Rush eras, Cook and Pacific Expeditions, California, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Klondike. He also has a curiosity and interest in just about any subject.
David has collected books for many years and started developing his bookselling business in 2009. After attending the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar in 2010 (CABS, also known as “booksellers boot camp”), he built his inventory and began showing at Book Fairs in 2015. Also, he has attended several courses at Rare Book School at the University of Virginia and California Rare Book School at UCLA to develop his continuing education on the world of rare books.
David has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California and retired from a long and successful career as a finance director and administrator for several cities in California. David lives in northern California in the wine country of west Sonoma County. David and his wife have a small farm and enjoy raising registered Shetland sheep for their fine wool.