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!

Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair

September 8 - 10, 2017
Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

Fair Description

One of the country's largest regional antiquarian book fairs comes to Brooklyn each fall. The fourth edition of BABF will bring 100 quality antiquarian book, print, photo, and ephemera dealers from all over the world. Whether you are looking for a book for under $50 to start a collection or a rare signed first edition, you'll find those and so much more at the BABF.

York Antiquarian Book Seminar

September 11 - 13, 2017
Location: York, UK

Fair Description

York 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 out-of-print, antiquarian, rare and used book markets. Basic procedures and problems are discussed both formally and informally through a series of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practical hands-on workshops with emphasis on cataloguing, pricing, and bookselling in the electronic age.

The seminar is designed for people of all levels of expertise, from beginners to those with years of experience who want to hone their skills in this rapidly changing field.

+44 (0)20 7421 4681

San Francisco Map Fair

September 15 - 17, 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA

Fair Description

The San Francisco Map Fair is sponsored by the History in Your Hands Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide classrooms with authentic, historical objects in an effort to help foster a more enriched learning experience. The lecture series portion of the San Francisco Map Fair will be sponsored by the California Map Society. It will consist of three 40 minute lectures followed by a 10 minute Q & A period.


NY Art Book Fair

September 22 - 24, 2017
Location: Long Island City, NY

Fair Description

Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. This year’s NY Art Book Fair will included an ever-growing variety of exhibitors - from the zinesters in (XE)ROX & PAPER + SCISSORS and the Small Press Dome representing publishing at its most innovative and affordable, to rare and antiquarian dealers offering out-of-print books and ephemera from art and artist book history, plus the NYABF-classic Friendly Fire, focused on the intersections of art and activism.

NYABF17 will host an array of programming and special events, including: The Classroom, a curated engagement of informal conversations, workshops, readings, and other artist-led interventions, for the eighth year running, as well as The Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference (CABC), in its tenth year, featuring two full days on emerging practices and issues within art-book culture.

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

October 14 - 15, 2017
Location: Seattle, WA

Fair Description

Dealers from across the United States, Canada, England and beyond offering for sale thousands of collectible books, prints, maps, manuscripts, autographs, photographs, posters, postcards, broadsides, fine bindings and ephemera.

Come tour the aisles of this most literate city’s beloved event. Meet with specialists from all over the world. Browse this veritable museum of cultural and historical artifacts. There is always something interesting and unusual to take home for all price ranges.

INK London Fair

October 25 - 27, 2017
Location: London, UK

Fair Description

INK Fair London is an international antiquarian book and art fair with an emphasis on luxury and quality. Held at 2 Temple Place on London’s Embankment, an extraordinary and beautiful Gothic mansion and one of the capital’s best kept secrets, INK Fair London brings together 30 of the most significant and respected European and American dealers in rare books, art works, and manuscripts, for a three-day event that promises to be the highlight of every collector’s year.

+44 (0)75 0355 7601

Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair

November 3 - 5, 2017
Location: Toronto, Canada

Fair Description

Some of the Canada’s foremost booksellers are gathering at the AGO this November. They bring with them a wide ranging selection of books, maps, prints and manuscripts for your perusal - including travel and exploration; natural history, science and technology; children’s and illustrated; fine press and limited editions; modern first editions and signed volumes; antiquarian and incunabula; as well as interesting and unusual books of all kinds.

Whether you are an experienced or novice book collector, a librarian or an archivist, a scholar or an academic, or are simply interested in books and the book arts in general, you will find something to your taste. We invite you to visit the fair, explore the booths, and purchase the treasures on display. Come and enjoy the show.

Boston Book Print & Ephemera Fair

November 11, 2017
Location: Boston, MA

Fair Description

Coming soon.

China in Print

November 17 - 19, 2017
Location: Hong Kong

Fair Description

China in Print is Asia’s leading international fair and exhibition for rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and ephemera with a particular focus on Asian printed material. The three-day fair is set in the central waterfront location of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and features some of the leading specialist dealers in the world, from Australia, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Sweden, United Kingdom and the USA.

Bloomsbury Christmas Book Fair

December 2, 2017
Location: London, UK

Fair Description

Come browse ephemera and works on paper for that elusive Christmas gift.