London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia

June 1 - 3, 2017
Location: London, UK

Fair Description

ABE customers should save the date for one of the world’s leading rare book shows, the London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia, on June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd this year.

Olympia is a bibliophile’s dream, bringing together more than 150 international booksellers who specialise in everything from medieval manuscripts to signed first editions, as well as prints, maps, and ephemera. It’s a wonderful opportunity for collectors to handle beautiful, museum-quality items, speak with dealers, participate in expert-led guided tours, and try their hand at bookbinding and printing. And this year, to celebrate the Fair’s 60th anniversary, there will be a special "Affordable Collectibles" scheme in place, so that visitors can easily identify the best books under certain price points. Expect your free tickets by email shortly before the Fair opens.

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London International Premier Fair

June 2 - 3, 2017
Location: ILEC Conference Centre, Ibis London Earls Court Hotel, 47 Lillie Road, London SW6 1UD

Fair Description

A PBFA fair. Booksellers from around the world will be exhibiting.


Granite State Book and Ephemera Fair

June 4, 2017
Location: Concord, NH

Fair Description

Granite State Book and Ephemera Fair is one of the oldest book fairs in the country. It is the only book fair in New Hampshire and is sponsored by the N.H. Antiquarian Booksellers Association.


Rose City Book and Paper Fair

June 16 - 17, 2017
Location: Portland, OR

Fair Description

Offering thousands of used and rare books, prints, and ephemera from more than 50 independent dealers.


The 56th Chicago Book and Paper Fair

June 17, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL

Fair Description

Booksellers from all over the Midwest and the USA will offer fine antiquarian, rare and collectible First Editions and books in all fields: Americana; Art and Photography; Literature; Poetry; Children's Books; Cookbooks; Science and Technology; Transportation and Railroadiana; Civil War; Illustrated Books; and Chicago History and Authors. Also featuring leather bindings, autographs, broadsides, vintage paperbacks/pulps, maps, prints, ephemera, and other paper items!


Twin Cities Antiquarian and Rare Book Fair

June 30 - July 1, 2017
Location: Progress Center at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Saint Paul, MN

Fair Description

In 2017, the Twin Cities Antiquarian and Rare Book Fair celebrates its 27th year! Over fifty dealers from across the country will be offering antiquarian, fine and rare books in nearly every field, including first editions, fine bindings, children's books, local history, vintage books/advertising, maps and more. Not a collector (yet!)? Our exhibitors will have lots of reading copies of great books at awesome prices!


Bristol Premier Fair

June 30 - July 1, 2017
Location: The Passenger Shed, Station Approach, Bristol BS1 6QH

Fair Description

Old, rare and vintage books, maps, manuscripts and ephemera, from the dawn of printing to modern first editions. Prices range from a few pounds to many thousands. A PBFA fair, in association with the ABA.


Melbourne Rare Book Week

June 30 - July 9, 2017
Location: Melbourne, AU

Fair Description

Melbourne Rare Book Week commenced in 2012 as a partnership between ANZAAB, the University of Melbourne and eight other literary institutions. In 2016, 55 free events were held at libraries, literary and historical societies and bookshops throughout Melbourne, attracting local, national and international visitors. Melbourne Rare Book Week is a major attraction for book collectors, librarians and all who have a love of words, print on paper and literary heritage.


Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar

July 16 - 21, 2017
Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Fair Description

Now in its 40th year, the Antiquarian Book Seminar provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers, librarians, and collectors in a comprehensive survey of the rare book market, both antiquarian and modern. More than 2000 students have graduated from the seminar since its inception, many of whom have gone on to become prominent members of the bookselling community.


PulpFest 2017

July 27 - 30, 2017
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Fair Description

Planned as the summertime destination for fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction and related materials, PulpFest seeks to honor pulp fiction and pulp art by drawing attention to the many ways they have inspired writers, artists, film directors, software developers, game designers, and other creators over the decades. In addition to our exciting programming, PulpFest will host a large dealers’ room featuring tens of thousands of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, original art, first edition hardcovers, series books, reference books, dime novels and story papers, Big Little Books, B-Movies, serials and related paper collectibles, old-time radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books, as well as newspaper adventure strips. Not only that, we’ll also have an auction on Saturday night that promises to be one for the ages!