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.