Judith Livingston Loto, the owner of Russack & Loto Books, LLC, earned her Master of Arts degree from the Winterthur Program in Early American
Culture, University of Delaware, before spending eleven years in the museum
field as a curator of decorative arts, educational consultant, and board member
with positions at such places as the Litchfield Historical Society of
Litchfield, Connecticut; Strawbery Banke Museum of Portsmouth, New Hampshire;
and Canterbury Shaker Village of Canterbury, New Hampshire.
She then worked with Rick
Russack of F. Russack Antiques and Books, Inc. for two years before purchasing
the business in 2009. Now named Russack & Loto Books, LLC, the business
specializes in fine out-of-print and select new resources focusing on American
and related decorative arts of the 17th through the 21stcenturies. This business requires a vast knowledge of the decorative arts field
as well as a constant awareness of the ever-changing book market. To that end, she regularly purchases or assesses the decorative arts libraries of major
collectors of American and related decorative and folk arts, and she participates
in more than ten of the major Americana-focused antiques shows every year.
Judy frequently assists museum
curators, collectors, dealers and decorative arts enthusiasts to improve their
research libraries. In addition, she has produced recommended reading lists of
important books for the website of The
Magazine Antiques, and continues to serve as the youngest member of the
Board and the current President of the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America (ADA).
When she is not attending shows and organizing boxes of books, Judy can usually be found spending time with her family, gardening, cooking, and generally enjoying a positive outlook on life.
She does not have an open shop. Please feel free to call, email or write with your inquiries...or visit us at one of the many antiques shows in which we participate.