About

Version 2Zoe Abrams (Mindell) began her career as a student worker in the Mortimer Rare Book Room during her studies at Smith College, where she double majored in Art History and Italian Literature (click here for a profile of her work featured in the alumnae magazine).

For almost a decade, she worked for auction houses, libraries, and antiquarian booksellers, most recently Ursus Books in New York City (in 2012, she was featured in the “Bright Young Things” section of Fine Books & Collections Magazine; and again, recently, in December 2016).

In 2015, Zoe founded her own book business specializing in social history, especially as it relates to women.

Her inventory includes books and manuscripts from the 16th-20th century concerning etiquette, education, domestic science, cookery, fashion, theater, and related subjects. Many of her books have contemporary annotations or hybrid qualities that distinguish them as unique objects.

After an initial year based in Paris gathering inventory and contacts abroad, Zoe moved back to Philadelphia, where you can now find Zoe Abrams Rare Books near Washington Square.

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