BRINGING SHAKESPEARE TO LAS VEGAS

BRINGING SHAKESPEARE TO LAS VEGAS

Bauman Rare Books Opens at The Shoppes at The Palazzo 

Bauman Rare Books, a familiar landmark on Madison Avenue in New York for lovers of antiquarian books and autographs, announces its opening at The Shoppes at the Palazzo in Las Vegas. Visitors to the new luxury retail center can take home something truly unusual—like an inscribed copy of Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea or a 1550 printing of Chaucer. This is the third location for proprietors Dave and Natalie Bauman.

According to Dave Bauman, who entered the rare and antiquarian book market more than 35 years ago in Philadelphia, Las Vegas seems, at first glance, an unusual choice for a rare book store. “Many are surprised that a museum-quality retail store offering rare books and documents from the 15th through 20th centuries is on the Las Vegas Strip – in the middle of a hotel/casino,” he said. “But thanks to the city’s 40 million-plus worldwide tourists and visitor traffic that turns over every three days, we are ideally positioned to cultivate a whole new generation of collectors. The response to our store has been overwhelmingly positive. Bauman Rare Books is a real stand-out amidst the center’s more traditional retail offerings of luxury handbags, shoes, jewelry and apparel.”

Bauman, who maintains a staff of more than 40 individuals and literary experts at his Philadelphia office, leads the market as one the country’s premier rare and antiquarian book sellers. Each book is carefully researched and documented to ensure its authenticity and value. 
 
April 15, 2008 - “Every aspect of our company is geared toward providing the best possible service to our clients,” said Dave Bauman. “Our relationships last for years and sometimes decades; and we have built many remarkable collections for individual and corporate collectors alike. But we are also attuned to the beginning collector and to casual buyers looking for, perhaps, an exceptional gift. We provide a unique experience for both the advanced collector and novice, and at our Las Vegas gallery, we are ideally located and positioned to cultivate a whole new generation of collectors via the city’s 40 million-plus visitors.”
 
Though Bauman’s inventory is constantly changing due to the dynamic nature of collecting, his inventory, at any given time, includes more than 8,000 rare volumes and documents. From the milestones of American history, literary classics, landmarks in the history of ideas, revolutionary scientific and medical works, beloved children’s books, splendidly illustrated art books and more, Bauman’s inventory is vast and comprehensive.
 
Here’s a small sampling of the current offerings at Bauman Rare Books at The Shoppes at The Palazzo:
·        A 1691 edition of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar for $40,000.
·        A first edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses for $65,000.
·        A signed first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night for $75,000.

For additional information on Bauman Rare Books, visit www.baumanrarebooks.com, or call 702-948-1617. For additional information on The Shoppes at The Palazzo and a complete list of stores and restaurants, please visit www.theshoppesatthepalazzo.com or call 702-414-4525.
  
BAUMAN RARE BOOKS:
David and Natalie Bauman began their company in 1973 with their first investment in a box of 18th-century imprints, a love of literature and history, and a sense that this could be an interesting way to make a living. Nearly 35 years later, with the addition of some 40 dedicated and talented researchers, salespersons, and creative personnel, Bauman Rare Books has evolved into one of the finest and most respected antiquarian book firms in existence today. With locations in three great cities—Madison Avenue in New York; Center City in Philadelphia; and The Shoppes at the Palazzo in Las Vegas —the company is distinguished by its extraordinary inventory, meticulous research and exceptional customer service. Bauman has worked with both individual and corporate collectors to build some of the most extensive and impressive rare book collections in America today. www.baumanrarebooks.com
 
 
THE SHOPPES AT THE PALAZZO:
The Shoppes at The Palazzo is a 450,000-square-foot luxury destination retail center located within The Palazzo Las Vegas, a nearly $1.8 billion stand-alone resort developed by Las Vegas Sands Corp.(NYSE:LVS) adjacent to The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. The Shoppes at The Palazzo is owned and operated by General Growth Properties and includes Barneys New York, more than 60 premier luxury brands and nearly a dozen restaurants, many led by world-renowned chefs. General Growth Properties, Inc., is the second largest U.S.-based publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) and largest retail developer and owner in Las Vegas. www.theshoppesatthepalazzo.com

Contact: Melissa Warren – 702-933-7777 or 528-5016

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