Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair September 8-10

- by Bruce E. McKinney

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The Bigger, Better Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair

Marvin Getman, the trade show impresario, is continuing to build a book buying and bookselling community around his Brooklyn Book Fair, now in its fourth year and scheduled for the 8th to the 10th this month at the Brooklyn Expo Center.  The shift of bookselling from open shops to online listings has given book fairs added importance as they become the point of human interaction for they who prefer to buy and sell in person.  For Mr. Getman, book fairs, which for many years were in decline, are a trend that is strengthening.

 

Book fairs fall into two categories; those associated with a dealer organization and those open to the entire field.  Mr. Getman’s fairs fall into the second category and attract an appealing and eclectic group that changes from show to show.  For Mr. Getman this will be his largest fair to date and the first that is crossing the one hundred exhibitor threshold; 108 at last count.  This a terribly big deal.

 

So in a few years we can predict that Mr. Getman’s fairs will begin to attract their own shadow fairs.  And there is a certain justice in it for Mr. Getman began as an organizer of shadow fairs and is now reaping the benefits of years of work and experience to be creating his first major fair.

 

Congratulations.

 

Location, dates and hours:

 

BROOKLYN EXPO CENTER
79 Franklin St. (at Noble St)
Greenpoint Brooklyn

 

September 8-10, 2017

 

Hours

 

Friday 8 September Benefit Preview:  5-9 pm EST

Saturday 9 September:  11 am – 7 pm EST

Sunday 10 September:  11 am – 5 pm EST

 

 

Here is a list of participants:

 

Abraham Lincoln Book Shop

A.N. Devers

Adam Weinberger Rare Books - ABAA

Alexanderplatz Books

Anartist Books

Appledore Books - ABAA

Architectural Photography Collection 

Auger Down Books - ABAA

Ayr Hill Books 

B & B Rare Books - ABAA

Bartleby's Books - ABAA

Battledore LTD - ABAA

Bauman Rare Books - ABAA

Be-hold

Between the Covers Rare Books - ABAA

Blakeney Griffin, Booksellers

Blue Mountain Books and Manuscripts

Boo-Hooray

Bookleggers Used Books - ABAA

Caliban Book Shop- ABAA

Captain Ahab's Rare Books

Carnegie Hill Books

Carpe Librum Books

Carydale Books

Center Street Studio

Chloe's Original Ephemera

Citation Books - ABAA

Colebrook Book Barn- ABAA

Commonwealth Books- ABAA

Dan Moyer

David A. Hamilton Americana Books - ABAA

David Cohn

David McGreevy, Early Photographs

Derringer Books - ABAA

Dubois Rare Books

The Earl of Clarendon

Eastside Books & Paper

Eclectibles - ABAA

Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts - ABAA

Egon and Joan Teichert Fine Prints

Erin Waters

Evan Bates - Books/Documents

Faenwyl Bindery

Framont

From Russia with Art

G. Curwen Books

G. Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper - ABAA

Garrett Scott, Bookseller

Graph Books

Honey & Wax Booksellers - ABAA

House of Mirth Photos

Imperial Fine Books - ABAA

James Cummins Bookseller - ABAA

James S. Jaffe Rare Books - ABAA

Jeannot R. Barr Prints & Drawings

Jeff Bergman Books - ABAA

Jeff Hirsch Books - ABAA

Jeffrey Rovenpor Rare Books

Jerry N. Showalter, Books, ABAA

Joe Maynard

Johanson Rare Books - ABAA

John Bale Books - ABAA

John Kehoe Bookseller - ABAA

John Van Noate

Ken Lopez, Bookseller - ABAA

Kenneth Mallory ABAA

L & T Respess Books - ABAA

Leonard Fox, LTD.

Le Bookiniste

Lizzyoung bookseller LLC - ABAA

Lorne Bair Rare Books - ABAA

Marc Chabot Fine Arts

Marninart - Rare Illustrated Art Books- ABAA

Melrose Books & Art

Old Book Shop

Old New York Book Shop - ABAA 

Peter Austern & Co

Peter Harrington – ILAB, ABA

Pop-up Lady

Prints Charming SOHO

Pryor-Johnson Rare Books      

Quill & Brush - ABAA

Rabelais - Fine Books on Food and Drink - ABAA

Rare Paper

Read 'em again Books - ABAA

Resser-Thorner Antiques

Roy Young Bookseller, Inc. - ABAA

Sanctuary Books - ABAA

Save A Book

Schulson Autographs, LTD - ABAA

Stan Gorski Books

Studio Montespecchio 

Susan Mayer

Ten Pound Island Book Co. - ABAA

Terrace Books

The Weekly Photobook

Thomas G. Boss Rare Books - ABAA

Thomas Harris

Tom Davidson, Bookseller

Town's End Books - ABAA

University Archives - ABAA  

VASTA

W.C. Baker Rare Books & Ephemera

Weinberg Modern

William Greebaum Fine Prints

William Hutchison

William Reese Company - ABAA

Winter Works on Paper

 

Here's a link to the show site