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Book and Paper Fairs in North America January - March

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Book, Manuscript, Map and Ephemera Fairs can be hands on experiences

While the rare book world has been going online and bookshops closing, book fairs remain a resilient marketplace that continues to find new energy among dealers and collectors who are trying to buy and sell.  This spring many fairs are scheduled in the United States and Canada.  Their continuing success is in part a function of the better prospects for selling when an interested party can see the material.  The internet is spectacular but not as good as the real thing; seeing an item under glass or examining it in person.

 

Here is a list of fairs that are scheduled over the next three months;

 

GREATER LOS ANGELES POSTCARD & PAPER SHOW

Saturday-Sunday, January 12-13

Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1402 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale, CA 91208

AUSTIN BOOK, PAPER & PHOTO SHOW

Friday-Saturday, January 12-13

Frank Fickett Scout Center, 12500 I-35, Austin, Texas 78753

BIBLIOGRAPHY WEEK: ABAA BOOKSELLERS' SHOWCASE

Thursday, January 24

French Institute/Alliance Francaise, 22 E. 60th Street, NYC 10065

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL MAP FAIR

Friday-Sunday, February 1-3

Miami-Dade Cultural Center, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33130

RARE BOOKS LA

Friday-Saturday, February 1-2

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101

SAN FRANCISCO ANTIQUARIAN BOOK, PRINT, & PAPER FAIR

Saturday-Sunday, February 9-10

South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S. Airport Blvd, SSF 94080

CODEX: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM & BOOK FAIR

Sunday-Wednesday, February 3-6

Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way S., Richmond, CA 94804

CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR (ABAA)

Friday-Sunday, February 8-10

Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

AMELIA ISLAND BOOK FESTIVAL

Thursday-Saturday, February 14-16

Fernandina Beach Middle School, Fernandina Beach, FL, 32034

SAVANNAH BOOK FESTIVAL

Saturday, February 16

Telfair Square, 121 Barnard St., Savannah, GA 31401

GREENWICH VILLAGE ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR

Saturday-Sunday, February 16-17

490 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014

DECKLE EDGE LITERARY FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 23

Richland Library, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201

THE ABAA NEW YORK ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR

Thursday-Sunday, March 7-10

Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue at 67th St., NY, NY 10065

THE NEW YORK CITY BOOK AND EPHEMERA FAIR

Saturday-Sunday, March 9-10

Sheraton Central Park/ Times Square, 811 7th Ave, NY. NY 10019

THE MANHATTAN VINTAGE BOOK & EPHEMERA FAIR

Saturday, March 9

Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave., NY 10065

WESTMOUNT ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR

Saturday, March 9

Greene Centre, 1090 Greene Ave., Westmount [Montreal], Quebec H3Z1Z9

ALBUQUERQUE ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR

Friday-Saturday, March 15-16

Sid Cutter Pilot's Pavilion, 4900 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

EPHEMERA SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL VINTAGE PAPER FAIR & CONFERENCE

Friday-Sunday, March 15-17

Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1800 E. Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich, CT 06870

VENICE BOOK FAIR & WRITERS FESTIVAL

Friday-Saturday, March 15-16

Blalock Park, Downtown Venice, 401 Pensacola Rd., Venice, FL 34085

SACRAMENTO ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR

Saturday, March 23

Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 'H' Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

GADSDEN'S WYCHWOOD OLD BOOK AND PAPER SHOW

Sunday, March 31

Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St., Toronto, Ontario M6G 4C7

AKRON ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR

March 2019 — TBA

 

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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