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About Rug Books

Dennis B. Marquand

Dennis B. MarquandDennis has been collecting Oriental rugs, trappings and textiles since being introduced to them by his fraternity brother in college. In 1985 he founded Oriental Rug and Ethnographic Textile Books which is now the best source for literature on the subject. He has given talks to rug clubs around the United States as well as international conferences and has attended almost every ACOR and ICOC since 1983. Charter member of the Textile Museum Associates of Southern California.


Wesley B. Marquand

Wesley has been working with his father since the age of sixteen publishing and editing catalogs and writing bibliographic descriptions and reviews online. In 1998, with the help of a friend, he launched RugBooks.com and has been in the business for over 20 years buying and selling books on rugs, textiles and the people who wove them. He collects a wide range of rugs and textiles as well as tattoos. Graduate of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. Member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association. Charter member of the Antique Rug & Textile Art Association. Member of the Society for Creative Anachronism.


Dennis & Wesley Marquand