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Visiting New York Book Fairs

Earlier this month I visited the ABAA New York Antiquarian Book Fair and the Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera Show. Each year AbeBooks attends a variety of book fairs in North America and Europe. Visiting the book fairs is a great opportunity to meet our booksellers face to face and see some of the beautiful […]

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Bookstores of New York

Last week I was in New York. The purpose of the visit was to attend two antiquarian book fairs, but I always try to make time to visit booksellers in their stores. Nothing can replace the touch and feel of a beautiful book and talking to someone that is passionate about what they do. Walking […]

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Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards Turn 75

Happy 75th birthday to the Governor General’s Awards, which began in 1937 as literary awards only. Contemporarily, the title is an umbrella for a collection of annual awards recognizing and rewarding excellence in a variety of artistic and academic categories. Back in 1937, the first Governor General’s Literary Award came into being under Lord Tweedsmuir […]

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Visit the 2012 Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair

Attention Canadian bibliophiles – the three-day Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair begins on Friday 12th October. After a 15-year hiatus, the fair returned in 2010 and is currently going from strength to strength with a massive array of rare books set to be displayed.You can see a few of the gems from last year’s show below. My […]

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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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