Open House at Basileia Books in Andover, Massachusetts: November 2017 through June 2018

Open House at Basileia Books immerses young people and adults in the world of antiquarian and academic books. Each month explores a particular historical epoch and reflects our passion for religion and the humanities. New and returning customers peruse the curated selection of materials and find treasures for their collections.

Continuing education is a developing component of Basileia Books. Open House offers literary readings, cultural presentations, musical recitals, vocational demonstrations, art shows, and museum visits.  Your talents and contributions are most welcome; please consider donating your services and/or making a financial contribution.  

Open House is based at 373 Salem Street in Andover, Massachusetts. We meet eight times between the months of November and June.

The roster for the academic year 2017/2018 follows.

If you would like to receive an invitation for one or more of these dates, be sure to contact us by email (BasileiaBooks@hotmail.com) or telephone (978 475 7928). 

November 3-4: Early Modern Era: Reformation / Counter-Reformation 

Our inaugural Open House investigates the years 1400 to 1700 of the Common Era.

Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, in Boston

Masterpieces of Dutch and Flemish Painting

a tour of the exhibition and installation of new arrivals at the Museum of Fine Arts

http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/masterpieces-of-dutch-and-flemish-painting

Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, in Andover

Martin Luther and Evangelical Christianity

A five-hundred year commemoration

An excellent way to prepare for this day of reading and discussion would be to attend the Reformation conference at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in the town of Hamilton, October 26-28.

http://www.gordonconwell.edu/Reformation-Celebration-Conference-2017.cfm

December 8-9: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Friday from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM, in Boston

the eighteenth-century sacred oratorio, Messiah, by Georg Frederic Handel

performed by Boston Baroque

at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall

30 Gainsborough Street

http://www.bostonbaroque.org/concerts/all-shows

Saturday from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM, in Andover

 

January 12-13: Twentieth Century and the New Millenium

Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, in Boston

a tour of the Mark Rothko: Reflection exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/mark-rothko-reflection

Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, in Andover

February 16-17: Ancient Civilizations and the Classical Mediterranean

Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, in Boston

a tour of the newly installed Daily Life in Ancient Greece gallery, at the Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue

http://www.mfa.org/news/advance-exhibition-schedule#Greece

Saturday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, in Andover

March 9-10: Jewish and Christian Scriptures

Friday from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM, in Cambridge

a tour of the exhibition The Houses of Ancient Israel: Domestic, Royal, Divine

at the Harvard Semitic Museum

6 Divinity Avenue

https://semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu/houses-ancient-israel

Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, in Andover

 

April 6-7: Byzantine Empire, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Humanism

We will investigate the millenium from 600 to 1600 CE.

Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, in Andover

Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, in Boston

We will explore the rich collections of the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum.

25 Evans Way

https://www.gardnermuseum.org/

Saturday from 6:30 to 10:30 PM, in Cambridge

A concert of music by the sixteenth-century Spanish composer, Tomas Luis de Victoria

performed by Stile Antico

at the

Roman Catholic Parish of Saint Paul

29 Mount Auburn Street

http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/17-18/stile.htm

 

May 18-19: Late Antiquity, Imperial Rome, and Early Byzantium

We will investigate the five-hundred year span from 100 to 600 of the Common Era.

Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, in Andover

Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, in Cambridge

We will explore works in the Sackler collection, displayed in the third-floor galleries of the Harvard Art Museums.

32 Quincy Street

https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/

 

June 29-30: England and New England

Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, in Andover

Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, in Andover

On this day we will take special tours of the Addison Gallery of American Art and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology, both on the campus of Phillips Academy.

http://www.andover.edu/museums/addison/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.andover.edu/museums/museumofarchaeology/Pages/default.aspx

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Neighborhood Book Sales in Andover, Massachusetts: October 2017 – June 2018

Our Neighborhood Books Sales provide opportunities for collectors, readers and dealers to acquire inexpensive and unusual items.

With few exceptions, books are priced at between one and ten dollars per volume.

A variety of shelving units and other accessories are also available.

The Sales are held at 373 Salem Street in Andover, Massachusetts. The public is cordially invited. Street parking is available.

Neighborhood Book Sales are scheduled for nine select Saturdays, between the months of October and June. The tentative dates and times for the academic year 2017/2018 are as follows:

October 7: 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

October 21: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

December 16: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

January 20: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM 

February 24: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

March 17: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

April 14: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

May 5: 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM 

June 2: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM  

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NEIGHBORHOOD BOOK SALES

At the height of fall foliage in the Merrimack Valley and on the North Shore of Boston:

Saturday, October 21:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

During the liturgical season of Advent, and in preparation for the celebration of Christmas:

Saturday, December 16:

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM  

at 373 Salem Street in Andover, Massachusetts

You will find thousands of books in a variety of subjects, particularly biblical studies and contemporary spirituality. Also featured will be multi-volume sets of Russian literature, and paperback books on classical music.

With few exceptions, prices are between one and ten dollars per volume. 

An assortment of used book shelves and desks, all solid and in attractive condition, are also available for purchase at modest prices. Prices range between fifteen and thirty-five dollars per item.

For smaller purchases we except cash and checks, and for larger purchases we also accept credit cards and PayPal.

For a preview of books and shelves, please contact us by email (BasileiaBooks@hotmail.com) or by telephone (978 475 7928).

 

Academic Book Exhibits for the Holiday Season, November 2017 through January 2018

 

American Schools of Oriental Research 

http://www.asor.org/am/

Bookstore at the

Westin Waterfront Hotel

Concourse Level of the Harborwing

425 Summer Street

Boston, Massachusetts  02210

(617) 532-4600

http://www.westinbostonwaterfront.com/

 

Wednesday, November 15: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Thursday, November 16: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Friday, November 17: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday, November 18: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

 

Basileia Books features rare, out-of-print, and recent books in religion and the humanities. The collection highlights Christianity and Judaism, incorporates Islam, and spans the arts and sciences.

In conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, our bookstore at the Westin Waterfront Hotel showcases Ancient Egypt, the Holy Land, and Imperial Rome.

Immerse yourself in Classical, Biblical, Byzantine, Medieval, and Antiquarian treasures.

 

Here is the scheme of the book exhibit:

 

Archaeology through the Centuries / HUMAN ORIGINS and PREHISTORY (to 3000 BCE)

Sea Exploration through the Centuries /  Exploration of the Artic and Antartic

ANCIENT EGYPT (3000-725 BCE): Early Dynastic Period through the Third Intermediate Period 

Contemporary Religion and Philosophy (Twentieth Century and New Millenium)

BIBLICAL ISRAEL/JUDAH & HELLENISTIC JUDAISM (3000 BCE – 0 CE):  Canonical & Deuterocanonical Scriptures 

ANCIENT & CLASSICAL MEDITERRANEAN (3000 BCE – O CE): Asia Minor / Near East / Egypt in the Ptolemaic and Roman Eras / Greece / Rome / Etruria / Phoenicia 

NEW TESTAMENT and FIRST CENTURY JUDAISM (0-100 CE)

LATE ANTIQUITY (100-500 CE): Roman Empire/Early Byzantium/Patristic-Rabbinic (100-500 CE) 

THE NORTH ATLANTIC: Celtic / Irish / Welsh / Breton

ISLAMIC STUDIES through the centuries

MEDIEVAL and BYZANTINE (500-1400 CE)

EARLY MODERN, EIGHTEENTH and NINETEENTH CENTURIES, TWENTIETH CENTURY and NEW MILLENIUM (1400-2017 CE)

Antiquarians, Archaeologists, Artists and Architects from the Enlightenment through Modernism

Anthropology and Linguistics / Critical Theory

Education / History, Historiography, and Time / Cartography

Native American Studies / An Overview of Central and South America /  Contemporary Africa and the Middle East

Food, Cuisine, Botany and Healing through the Centuries

Rare Books

Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, and Sexuality through the Centuries

A Global Approach to Music History and (Ethno)Musicology

 

For a preview of the inventory, please contact us directly by email (BasileiaBooks@hotmail.com) or by phone (978 475 7928).

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Book Exhibits for Spring 2017

CARNIVAL

Exhibition of the

The Boston Early Music Festival

http://www.bemf.org/pages/fest/exhibitStore.htm

Bookstore at the

Courtyard Marriott Downtown Hotel

Washington Ballroom (Floor 5)

275 Tremont Street

Boston, Massachusetts  02116

(617) 426 1400

 

Wednesday, June 14: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Thursday, June 15: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday, June 16: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday, June 17: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Please be aware that the Exhibition opens to the public, Wednesday through Saturday at 10 AM.  To schedule a private appointment at the Bookstore between the hours of 9 and 10 AM, please contact Jeff Orrell by email or phone  [BasileiaBooks@hotmail.com / (978) 886 2311].     

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The American Literature Association

http://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conference/

Bookstore at the

Westin Copley Place Hotel

Essex Ballroom Foyer (Floor 3)

10 Huntington Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts  02116-5798

(617) 262-9600

 

Thursday, May 25: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Friday, May 26: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 27: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM 

Sunday, May 28: 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon 

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THE FIFTH CENTURY: 

AGE OF TRANSFORMATION

Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity XX 

https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1854599

Bookstore at

Yale University

Linsly Chittenden Hall, Room 102

63 High Street

New Haven, Connecticut  06520

(203) 432 0465

 

Friday, March 24: 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Saturday, March 25: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Sunday, March 26: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Book Exhibits for May and June 2016

PEOPLE AND POLICING:

COMPASSION FOR OUR VIOLENCE 

The Theology and Peace 9th

Annual Conference

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/theology-peace-9th-annual-conference-people-policing-compassion-for-our-violence-registration-21418292690?aff=es2

Exhibition of Books at the

Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center

2001 West Waukegan Road

Techny, Illinois  60082

(847) 272-1100

[Techny is a neighborhood of Northbrook, Illinois — to the north of Chicago] 

Monday, May 23: 5:00 to 9:00 PM

Tuesday, May 24: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Wednesday, May 25: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

 

North American Patristics Society

Annual Meeting: May 26-28, 2016

http://patristics.org/annual-meeting/program/

Exhibition of Books in the Crystal Ballroom of the

Hyatt Regency Hotel

151 East Wacker Drive

Chicago, Illinois  60601

(312) 565-1234

Thursday, May 26: 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM  

Friday, May 27: 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 28: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

 

Omohundro Institute of

Early American History and Culture

Annual Conference: June 23-26, 2016

https://oieahc.wm.edu/conferences/22ndannual/schedule.html

Exhibition of Books at the

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

100 Institute Road

Worcester, Massachusetts

01609-2280

(508) 831-5000

Alden Hall (at the intersection of Institute Road and West Street)

Friday, June 24: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM  

Saturday, June 25: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, June 26: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

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PREVIOUS CONFERENCES IN

BOSTON AND CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS –

WINTER AND SPRING 2016

 

Medieval Academy of America

Annual Meeting: February 25 to 27, 2016

http://www.medievalacademy.org/?page=Current_Meeting

Exhibition of Books at the

Hyatt Regency Boston Hotel

Adrienne Room on the Fourth Floor

Thursday, February 25: 11 AM to 7:00 PM

Friday, February 26: 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Saturday, February 27: 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM

1 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, Massachusetts 02111

(617) 912-1234

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Society for American Music

Annual Conference: March 9 to 13, 2016

http://www.american-music.org/conferences/Boston/index.php

Exhibition of Books at the

Hyatt Regency Cambridge Hotel

President’s Ballroom, Salon AB on the First Floor 

Thursday, March 10: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday, March 11: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday, March 12: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

(617) 492-1234

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Renaissance Society of America

http://www.rsa.org/?page=2016Boston

Annual Meeting: March 31 to April 2, 2016

Exhibition of Books at the 

Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Imperial Ballroom on the Mezzanine

Thursday, March 31: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Friday, April 1: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday, April 2: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

(617) 426-2000

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Basileia Books features a collection of rare, out-of-print, and recent books in religion and the humanities.

The core areas are FOUNDATIONS IN DIVINITY and FAITH AND PRACTICE, forming a structure that imitates a classical curriculum for Christian theology and ministry.

The collection focuses on Christianity and Judaism, and includes the comparative study of these two with other religious traditions.

The cognate areas are ARTS AND LETTERS and RELIGION AND SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY. Here the collection extends into the breadth of subjects in the arts and humanities.

The interpretive scheme demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge and illustrates the suffusion of belief systems in all areas of human endeavor.

Basileia Books strives to meet the needs and interests of book collectors, scholars, librarians, and members of religious and community organizations. Customized services include bibliographic research, language translation, and collection development.

Catalogues and thematic magazines are issued on a monthly basis. Be sure to mark this page for new posts!