Annual Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair Held on December 6-7

- by Michael Stillman


The annual Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair will be held on Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7 this year. Hours on Friday are 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours on Saturday are 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibitors will be coming from all around the Northeast, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and New Jersey.

The fair will be held at the Northampton Center for the Arts. It is located at 33 Harvey Street in Northampton, Massachusetts. There is no charge for admission.


This is not a standard book fair with its focus on antiquarian works. The list of participants is different from the typical one of antiquarian and rare book sellers you expect for a New England book fair. You will find some old books here, but you will also find specialists from the fields of the book arts. Artists' books, fine letterpress printing, bookbinding, papermaking, and ephemeral items will be featured at this fair.


To learn more about the fair, including directions, places to stay, and a list of exhibitors, please visit their website at