book fairs

In terms of total dollars, global auction sales of rare books in the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2016 were slightly down from the same period in 2015; this year’s $87 million figure, for the period, represents a 6% decrease compared to last year. But a closer look at the top three markets – the […]

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The upcoming weekend of November 16-18 draws book lovers in the United States to two events that are not to be missed. This is especially true for those who are located close to the cities of Boston, Baltimore, or Washington DC. The first is the 36th annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, and the second […]

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With the book fair peak season well underway, sponsors, dealers and collectors are looking forward to yet another rewarding year coming from the traditional rare book marketplace, which proved time and time again to be very much alive. From the very early beginnings in the Middle Ages, despite internal strife and religious upheaval, books became increasingly […]

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Last month I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the London Super Comic Convention at the Excel Centre. On top of that, I got to meet Stan Lee, the legendary comic book creator best known as the man who created the Marvel Universe, and got an exclusive, authenticated poster signed by him. Needless to say […]

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Book Fair & Book Sale Calendar

by Admin on January 1, 2012

  We have collected  the details on a number of book fairs and book sales taking place during the months of  November & December of 2017. Our Rare Book Calendar is updated monthly and it includes events from all over the world. Please let us know of any events that we may have missed and we will be more than […]

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2012 – The Year of China

by Liz on December 30, 2011

Among gloriously illuminated paper lanterns and grandiose and elaborate paper dragons, China will be observing the New Year – 2012, with an expanded advocacy toward book publishing, a significant and prominent boost of book sales, a strong multinational attendance of local book fair events, and an extremely rare Chinese book purchase by Brown University! In […]

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Boston Book Fairs

by Liz on November 21, 2011

To a rare book collector, there is nothing so delightful as escaping to a local event for a day to closely examine and perhaps acquire some rare books. Attending two such events during the same day can quite possibly double the pleasure for some, while perhaps be a bit too overwhelming to others. I was […]

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  There is something to be said for attending a rare book fair in the mid autumn season. As I travelled down curving roads that were lined with brilliant hues of reds and golds on my way to the Pioneer Valley Book and Ephemera Fair in Northampton MA last Sunday, I felt a sense that […]

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Below you can find a selective list of Book fairs  at which we believe there should be a number of rare books at reasonable, if not bargain, prices. So if you are in the area or can be in the area do not miss the opportunity. The list below is for the month of September […]

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The Vermont Book Fair

by Liz on August 12, 2011

The magical aspect of book fairs is that with the simple addition of books and sellers correlated under one roof, any building, whether large or small can be instantly transformed into a book lover’s wonderland. Take what is an ordinary skating rink, conference center or school on the exterior, and enter the interior of a […]

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