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Visit the 2012 Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

Mark your calendar – the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair is coming up soon on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October. Find the fair at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall on Mercer Street just east of 3rd Avenue North. Tickets are just $5 on the door and you’ll be good for both days. Under 12s are […]

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Pictures from the Vancouver Antiquarian Book Fair

Myself and my colleagues Eric and Lindsay from AbeBooks visited the Vancouver Antiquarian Book Fair earlier today. Located in UBC Robson in downtown Vancouver, the fair was busy and will attract more bibliophiles on Sunday when it runs from 10am to 5pm. Get down there if you can. Here is a preview in the Vancouver […]

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Treasures at the 2012 Vancouver Book Fair: Sept 22-23

The 2012 Vancouver Book Fair is fast approaching. This year’s event will be held Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 at UBC Robson Square. Along with the Alcuin Society, AbeBooks is a proud sponsor of the event and we hope to see you there. Visitors will see a variety of gorgeous literary treasures, […]

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London Antiquarian Book Fair begins 24 May

The London Antiquarian Book Fair is just around the corner. This fair is one of the annual highlights on the book collecting calendar and we urge fans of AbeBooks in the UK to get down to Olympia, and see the world’s finest rare books. It begins on Thursday 24 May and runs until Saturday 26 […]

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2012 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar contest

Are you thinking of becoming a rare bookseller? Or have you just started to sell collectible books? The 2012 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar is a week-long educational event held in Colorado Springs in August, 2012 for booksellers, librarians and collectors that offers expert discussion about rare books. This is your opportunity to enter for a […]

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The Frye Festival Celebrates Northrop’s 100th

This year’s Frye Festival, located in Moncton, New Brunswick and taking place April 23rd – 29th, 2012, celbrates the 100th birthday of literary critic and theorist Northrop Frye with an array of fun and bookish events.

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2011 Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair

AbeBooks is a proud sponsor of the 2011 Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair, October 28th through October 30th, 2011 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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Wigtown Book Festival hires hermit-in-residence

Whoever is doing the marketing for this year’s Wigtown Book Festival in Scotland should get a raise (although I imagine the actual bright spark is doing it for free). This wonderful festival has hired a hermit-in-residence for the duration of the 10-day event. The hermit even has a great name, Robert Twigger – Twiggy to […]

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A King James Bible at the London Antiquarian Book Fair

Visitors to the 54th London International Antiquarian Book Fair later this week will be able to see an historic King James Bible, which celebrates its 400th anniversary this year. The King James Bible, more commonly known as the Authorized Version, was first published in London in 1611. The bible comes from the collection of the […]

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2011 London International Antiquarian Book Fair

The London International Antiquarian Book Fair is one of the highlights on the rare book calendar. This year’s fair begins on Thursday 9 June and continues until Saturday 11 June at the Olympia Exhibition Centre. Visitors will see rare and collectable books offered for sale from the finest booksellers in Europe, North America and Australia. […]

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