Rare Book Monthly

Articles - November - 2012 Issue

Book Fairs in November and December

The numbers of book fairs have been declining but they are great fun and worth supporting.  The widespread closing of bookshops adds to their importance for they are now more than ever, the best and often the only way to meet dealers.  For many book buyers the Internet is an acceptable way to find collectible books but every buyer has a threshold beyond which professional perspective about objects becomes important.  Book fairs are a way to find this expertise, make connections and renew friendships, and of course find interesting material.

They are listed in date order:

Vegas Valley Book Fest  Thursday – Saturday November 1st-3rd.  Reno, Nevada.  This is the 11th annual show.

http://vegasvalleybookfestival.org/

Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair.  November 2-3.

The Chelsea Old Town Hall

King’s Road [Opposite Sydney Street]

London, UK SW3 5EE

http://www.chelseabookfair.com/

Buckeye Book Fair.  Saturday November 3rd.

Wooster, Ohio.  This is the 25th annual fair

http://www.buckeyebookfair.com/

Long Island Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair.  November 3rd and 4th

Sat. 11-6, Sun. 11-4

Hofstra University Student Center Multi Purpose Room 101, 200 Hofstra Drive, Hempstead, NY 11549

http://liabda.com/bookfair.htm

Fine Press Book Association, Oxford, UK.  November 5th and 6th

The exhibitors will include private presses from the UK, the Americas, Russia, Asia, and continental Europe, as well as dealers in fine press books, suppliers of fine printing materials, and related societies.

http://www.fpba.com/fairs/oxford.html

Kentucky Book Fair.  November 9th and 10th.

Fri.-Sat., November 9-10. Frankfort, Ky. The book fair is Kentucky's premier literary event. Each year some150 authors attend and autograph copies of their latest book. Between 4,000 and 5,000 patrons attend and gross sales annually top $120,000. This year's book fair is the 31th annual.

http://kybookfair.blogspot.com/

Connecticut Children’s Book Fair.  Sat.-Sun., November 10-11. Storrs, Conn.. The Connecticut Children's Book Fair brings together prominent children's authors and illustrators and the general public in an annual event designed to foster the enjoyment of children's literature. This is the 21th annual Connecticut Children's Book Fair.

http://bookfair.uconn.edu/

The Miami Book Fair International.  Presented by The Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College.  November 11-18.  Many exhibitors.

Sun.-Sun., November 11-18. Miami, Fla. The model for so many other book fairs and festivals, this one draws hundreds of thousands of people. The street fair runs Fri.-Sun., Nov. 16-18, and the writer events run the whole week

http://www.miamibookfair.com/

map:  http://www.miamibookfair.com/about/maps.aspx

36th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

November 16th to 18th.  Hynes Convention Center,

International Book Fair in Vienna November 22nd to November 25th
http://bostonbookfair.com/

Buch Wien 12
Internationale Buchmesse
November 22-25

http://www.buchwien.at/

Guadalajara International Book Fair.  Sat.-Sun., November 24-December 2. This is the 26th annual gathering of the preeminent Spanish-language book fair. The Guest of Honor is Chile. The show is open to the public November 24-30 and December 1-2 and open to the trade only November 26-28.

http://www.shelf-awareness.com/upcoming-events.html

Rare Book Monthly

  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Abraham Lincoln, <i>Emancipation Proclamation by the President of the United States,</i> pamphlet, 1862. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the distinguished Ruby-Jackson family, Portland, Maine, 1853-1961. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Family papers of the Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens & the persons who served him, 1866-1907. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Autograph book with inscriptions by orators Moses Roper & Peter Williams, 1821-54. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Archive of letters, postcards, and greeting cards sent by Romare Bearden, 1949-87. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br>E. Simms Campbell, <i>A Night-Club Map of Harlem,</i> in inaugural issue of Manhattan, 1933. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Papers of the comedian Nipsey Russell, including a letter from MLK, 1929-2000. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Early German-American anti-slavery broadside, <i>Sclaven-Handel,</i> Philadelphia, 1794. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edmonia Lewis, prominent sculptor, carte-de-visite by Henry Rocher, c. 1866-71. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b><br><i>The Black Panther: Black Community News Service,</i> 44 issues, San Francisco, 1967-1971. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Withers, <i>I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike,</i> silver print, 1968. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> <i>March For Freedom Now!,</i> poster for the 1960 Republican Convention. $4,000 to $6,000.

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