Rare Book Monthly

Articles - February - 2023 Issue

Rare Books San Francisco: The Fair February 3-5

Join the Collectible Paper Crowd

While the collectible paper field has been preparing for the upcoming widely heralded California Antiquarian Book Fair in Pasadena February 10-12, there is another important book fair a week earlier in California, in San Francisco at The Hibernia at 1 Jones Street.  It’s Rare Books San Francisco.

 

Fifty-seven participants in the collectible paper field are preparing and are on their way to set up their selected stock to display.  Those exhibitors whose names are in blue, they are links to their sites.

 

The days and hours are listed here:

 

Friday, February 3

4pm – 7pm

 

Saturday, February 4

10am-6pm

 

Sunday, February 5

11am-4pm

 

For those who love printed material join the bacchanal!

 

 

Rare Books - San Francisco Exhibitors

 
     

1

Ken Sanders Rare Books

Salt Lake City, Utah

2

johnson rare books & archives

Covina, California

3

Caroliniana

Aiken, South Carolina

4

Triolet Rare Books

Los Angeles, California

5

Kate Mitas, Bookseller

Oakland, California

6

Swan's Fine Books

Walnut Creek, California

7

Cultural Images

Portland, Oregon

8

Paul Johnson Fine Books

Temecula, California

9

Ben Kinmont Bookseller

Sebastopol, California

10

John Windle, Antiquarian Bookseller

San Francisco, California

11

Timbuktu Books

Seattle, Washington

12

Peter Harrington

London, United Kingdom

13

Whitmore Rare Books

Pasadena, California

14

Carpe Diem Fine Books

Monterey, California

15

Crooked House Books

Portland, Oregon

16

Peruse The Stacks

Gig Harbor, Washington

17

The Book Bin

Salem, Oregon

18

Librairie Rodolphe Chamonal

Paris, France

19

Michael Maslan Vintage Posters and Photographs

Seattle, Washington

20

Fairlook Antiques

Seattle, Washington

21

Reed's Rare Books

Palm Springs, California

22

Bruce Shyer Ephemera

Oakland, California

23

Books of Wonder

New York, New York

24

JF Letenneur Livres Rares

Saint-Briac-sur-Mer, France

25

Bauman Rare Books

New York, New York

26

Peter Luke Americana

New York, New York

27

Maggs Bros Ltd

London, United Kingdom

28

Pablo Butcher

Oxford, United Kingdom

29

Sophie Schneideman Rare Books

London, United Kingdom

30

B & B Rare Books

New York, New York

31

Geographicus Rare Antique Maps

Brooklyn, New York

32

The First Edition Rare Books

Cincinnati, Ohio

33

Bolerium Books

San Francisco, California

34

David Spilman Fine Books

Sebastopol, California

35

Avant Retro Books

Sacramento, California

36

California Wine Museum

Petaluma, California

37

Three Rivers Village Antiques

Three Rivers, California

38

Passages Bookshop

Portland, Oregon

39

Edward M. Herny - Ephemerist

Oakland, California

40

Znz

Sacramento, California

41

Historicana

Burlingame, California

42

lizzyoung bookseller

Newport, Rhode Island

43

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library

San Francisco, California

44

Littlejohn's

Castro Valley, California

45

The Box SF

San Francisco, California

46

Mannings Books & Prints

Pacifica, California

47

Michael Steinbach Rare Books

Vienna, Austria

48

Richard Bishop Book Seller

Portland, Oregon

49

JP Mountain Books

Portland, Oregon

50

Ten Pound Island Book Co.

Gloucester, Massachusetts

51

Antiquariaat Forum

Netherlands

52

Magus Books of Sacramento

Sacramento, California

53

Kayo Books

San Francisco, California

54

Spencer Fine Books

Owego, New York

55

Elk River Books

Livingston, Montana

56

Globus Books

San Francisco, California

57

Neatline Antique Maps

Tiburon, California

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