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3 Things to Anticipate at the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair

The Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair is quickly approaching! Here’s what you can look forward to when one of the USA’s largest regional antiquarian book fairs comes to the Brooklyn Expo Center this September 8-10.

1. Friday Opening Preview Benefit

The Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair will feature over 100 top rare book, photograph, ephemera and print dealers from all over the world. Get first pick of incredible inventories by attending the Friday Opening Preview from 5-9pm. The preview benefits the scholarship fund of Rare Book School, an independent, non-profit and tax-exempt institute at the University of Virginia. Rare Book School provides innovative and outstanding educational opportunities to study the history, care and use of written, printed, and digital materials and related subjects. Tickets purchased for the Friday Opening Preview can be used for fair admission the entire weekend.

2. New Works on Paper Gallery Section

Matthew Carter’s typefaces

This year, the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair will introduce a new “Works on Paper” gallery section, featuring top dealers of prints, drawings, etchings, engravings, lithographs, and photography. If you love historic and modern art, this is the place to be. The gallery will host exhibits by at least two celebrated artists: Maurice Sendak, best-selling children’s author and illustrator; and Matthew Carter, digital type designer whose work has been featured in the Museum of Modern Art. You can learn more about the “Works on Paper” gallery and its special exhibits in this blog post.

3. Special Events for the Entire Family

In addition to displaying high-quality rare books, art and ephemera, the fair is hosting a number of exciting talks and exhibits. Learn how to start your own book or print collection from experts in the field, or bring the kids to “popUpmania!” to learn the history of pop-up books and listen to a dramatic reading of The Three Little Pigs Pop-Up – the fair will have something suited to everyone’s style, interest and age level.

More Information

AbeBooks sellers exhibiting at the fair include Honey & Wax Booksellers, Imperial Fine Books, Bauman Rare Books, Alexanderplatz Books, Schulson Autographs, Eclectibles and Marninart.

More information on the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair is available in this blog post and on the fair’s website. Tickets are available at the door on all days, but you can save on admission by purchasing tickets in advance online.

One of the thousands of luggage labels shown by Sheryl Jaeger of Eclectibles at the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair


Brooklyn Expo Center

79 Franklin Street

Greenpoint, Brooklyn



Friday Preview, September 8 – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Saturday, September 9 –11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday, September 10 – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.



Friday Night Preview Benefit — $25.00

General Admission Weekend Pass for $15 or $10 on Sunday



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