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June 11 -
October 25, 2015
Paper Trail: Documenting Rites of Passage in German-speaking America
Highly decorative certificates documented the births, baptisms, and marriages of German-speaking people in America. Called fraktur, these hand-drawn and colored documents offer a visually appealing record of 19th-century individuals.

10am – 7pm

ADMISSION:
$12.99 Adults
$6.49 Children 6 - 12
Free Children under 6

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
Folk Art Museum
326 West Francis Street
Williamsburg, VA
Auctions South
September 02, 2015
Lyon & Turnbull Auctioneers
Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs
Sale #443

11:00am

VIEWING:
Sunday, 30 Aug 12 noon - 4pm
Monday, 31 Aug 10am - 5pm
Tuesday, 01 Sept 10am - 5pm
Morning of the sale from 9am

Lyon & Turnbull Auctioneers
33 Broughton Place
Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
Auctions International
September 03, 2015
PBA Galleries
Fine Books
Sale #568

11am

PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
September 05, 2015
National Book Festival
The Library of Congress National Book Festival is an annual literary event that brings together best-selling authors and thousands of book fans for author talks, panel discussions, book signings and other activities. It was created by Laura Bush and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington at the suggestion of Mrs. Bush, who had created the Texas Book Festival.

To mark this anniversary, as well as the the 200th anniversary of the Library's acquisition of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library, the festival has as its theme Jefferson's quote, "I Cannot Live Without Books."

10am - 10pm
Doors to the Convention Center will open to the public at 9am.

NOTE: No outside food or drink may be brought into the Convention Center.

Free & open to the public

Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
Festival Mid-Atlantic
September 05, 2015
The Library of Congress National Book Festival
The 15th Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at the Washington Convention Center. To mark this anniversary, as well as the the 200th anniversary of the Library's acquisition of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library, the festival has as its theme Jefferson's quote, "I Cannot Live Without Books."

Walter E. Washington Convention Center (between 7th & 9th Streets, & N. Street & Mt. Vernon Place)
Washington, DC
Festival Mid-Atlantic
September 05 -
06, 2015
Georgia Fine and Collectible Book Fair
The fair will be part of the 10th Annual Decatur Book Festival which is the largest independent book festival in the country, drawing 75,000 people each year.

Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 11am - 4pm

Free admission

Gym, Decatur Recreation Center (next to the library)
231 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA
Book Fairs South
September 09, 2015
Best Kept Secrets: The Fiction of Lucia Berlin. With Stephen Emerson, Gloria Frym, Barry Gifford, August Kleinzahler, Jim Nisbet, and Michael Wolfe
Join City Lights Books and the Book Club of California to celebrate the release of A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories, by Lucia Berlin. Edited by Stephen Emerson. Foreword by Lydia Davis. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Opening statement and appreciation by Stephen Emerson, with readings by Gloria Frym, Barry Gifford, August Kleinzahler, Jim Nisbet, and Michael Wolfe

A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With her trademark blend of humor and melancholy, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday–uncovering moments of grace in the cafeterias and Laundromats of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Northern California upper classes, and from the perspective of a cleaning woman alone in a hotel dining room in Mexico City. The women of Berlin’s stories are lost, but they are also strong, clever, and extraordinarily real. They are hitchhikers, hard workers, bad Christians. With the wit of Lorrie Moore and the grit of Raymond Carver, they navigate a world of jockeys, doctors, and switchboard operators. They laugh, they mourn, they drink. Berlin, a highly influential writer despite having published little in her lifetime, conjures these women from California, Mexico, and beyond. Lovers of the short story will not want to miss this remarkable collection from a master of the form.

5 - 7pm

The Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
Other Events West
September 10, 2015
Christie's - London
OUT OF THE ORDINARY
SALE 10658

1:00pm

VIEWING TIMES:
Aug 1, 11am - 5pm
Aug 2, 11am - 5pm
Aug 3, 9am - 7:30pm
Aug 4, 9am - 5pm
Aug 5, 9am - 5pm
Aug 6, 9am - 5pm
Aug 7, 9am - 5pm
Aug 8, 11am - 5pm
Aug 9, 11am - 5pm
Aug 10, 9am - 7:30pm
Aug 11, 9am - 5pm
Aug 12, 9am - 5pm
Aug 13, 9am - 5pm
Aug 14, 9am - 5pm
Aug 15, 11am - 5pm
Aug 16, 11am - 5pm
Aug 17, 9am - 7:30pm
Aug 18, 9am - 5pm
Aug 19, 9am - 5pm
Aug 20, 9am - 5pm
Aug 21, 9am - 5pm
Aug 22, 11am - 5pm
Aug 23, 11am - 5pm
Aug 24, 9am - 7:30pm
Aug 25, 9am - 5pm
Aug 26, 9am - 5pm
Aug 27, 9am - 5pm
Aug 28, 9am - 5pm
Sep 1, 9am - 5pm
Sep 2, 9am - 5pm
Sep 3, 9am - 5pm
Sep 4, 9am - 5pm
Sep 5, 11am - 5pm
Sep 6, 11am - 5pm
Sep 7, 9am - 7:30pm
Sep 8, 9am - 5pm
Sep 9, 9am - 5pm

Christie's - London
85 Old Brompton Road
London, South Kensington, ENGLAND
Auctions International
September 10, 2015
Bloomsbury - London
The Bibliophile Sale
Sale #36182

11:00am

VIEWING:
8th September 2015
9.00am-5.00pm
9th September 2015
9.00am-5.00pm
Day of Sale from 9.00am

Bloomsbury - London
Bloomsbury House
24 Maddox Street
London, ENGLAND
Auctions International
September 10 -
13, 2015
The London Art Book Fair
The London Art Book Fair presents the best in international arts publishing, showcasing artists’ books, catalogues, zines, rare publications and brand new releases across the weekend. Returning to the Whitechapel Gallery for its seventh consecutive year, the UK’s largest annual event of its kind attracts over 80 publishers and small presses to exhibit and sell their work over four days.

This year the Fair takes over the entire ground floor of the Gallery, running side-by-side with a vibrant program of related talks, workshops, and book signings. In previous years we have welcomed artists such as AA Bronson, Douglas Coupland, Bridget Riley, Luc Tuymans, Tracey Emin, Martin Creed, Tacita Dean and Jake and Dinos Chapman, as well as key figures involved in contemporary artists’ books such as Kenneth Goldsmith and Anne Moeglin-Delcroix.

Thu 6pm - 9pm (Opening Evening)
Fri 11am - 6pm
Sat 11am - 6pm
Sun 11am - 6pm

Free & open to the public

Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London, ENGLAND
Book Fairs International
September 11, 2015
Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers
American & European Prints & Photographs
Auction #2840B

12:00pm

Preview Times
September 9, 12pm – 5pm
September 10, 12pm – 8pm
September 11, 9am – 10am

Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers
63 Park Plaza
Boston, MA
Auctions New England
September 12, 2015
Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair
There is free parking on site. Food service will also be offered. You will shop 60 exhibitors, representing thousands of rare and collectible books, maps, photos, graphics, postcards and ephemeral items.

9:45am - 5pm

Admission $5.00

Scottish Rite Temple
6151 "H" Street
Sacramento, CA
Book Fairs West
September 13, 2015
National Book Auctions
Books, Art, Ephemera, and Collectibles

12:00pm

Preview: 10:00am

National Book Auctions
1429 Danby Road (Route 96B)
Ithaca, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
September 15, 2015
Swann Auction Galleries
The Art Collection of Maya Angelou
Sale 2390

This auction features more than 40 works from the private collection of Dr. Maya Angelou, including works by Faith Ringgold, John Biggers and Romare Bearden.

2:30pm

Preview Dates:
Wed, Sep 9th 10am - 6pm
Thu, Sep 10th 10am - 6pm
Fri, Sep 11th 10am - 6pm
Sat, Sep 12th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Sep 14th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Sep 15th 10am - noon

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
September 17, 2015
PBA Galleries
Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia: The Library of Craig Ammerman - with Additions
Sale #569

5pm

PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
September 17, 2015
Swann Auction Galleries
Printed & Manuscript Americana
Sale 2391

1:30pm

Preview Dates:
Sat, Sep 12th 10am - 4pm
Mon, Sep 14th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Sep 15th 10am - 6pm
Wed, Sep 16th 10am - 6pm
Thu, Sep 17th 10am - noon

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
September 17, 2015
Bloomsbury - London
Books & Works on Paper

Bloomsbury - London
Bloomsbury House
24 Maddox Street
London, ENGLAND
Auctions International
September 17 -
18, 2015
Profiles in History
Glee: The Official Show Auction

We are pleased to present this offering of over 1,500 lots from the smash hit musical TV comedy that sang and danced its way into the hearts and minds of pop culture and created a legion of “Gleeks” worldwide. In addition to being a top-rated show that created an impressive number of household names and chart-topping hits, Glee was also a fashion phenomenon. As a result, you’ll not only find iconic props and costumes worn by the entire Glee cast in your favorite episodes and musical numbers, but also a variety of designer pieces beautiful in their own right. There are an incredible variety of instantly recognizable items in this auction.

11:00am

Profiles in History
26662 Agoura Road
Calabasas, CA
Auctions West
September 18 -
19, 2015
YORK NATIONAL PREMIER FAIR
Featuring over 200 leading bookdealers the largest rare & antiquarian book fair in Europe.

York, one of Europe's finest medieval walled cities, is under 2 hours by train from London or Edinburgh, with arrivals every hour.

Held over two days, over 220 of this country's leading booksellers offer for sale a breathtaking diversity of books, as well as posters, ephemera, manuscripts, maps & prints, ranging in price from just a few pounds up to tens of thousands of pounds. This year we also welcome a number of dealers from overseas.

Fri Noon - 7pm
Sat 10am - 5pm

Admission on the door is £2.00
(Complimentary tickets available)

The Knavesmire
Suite
York Racecourse
York, UNITED KINGDOM
Book Fairs International
September 18 -
19, 2015
New York Art Book Fair
The NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. This year, the fair features over 350 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from twenty-eight countries. Last year’s fair was attended by more than 35,000 people.

This year’s NY Art Book Fair 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.

NYABF15 will also host an array of programming and special events: in its seventh year, The Classroom is a curated engagement of informal conversations, workshops, readings, and other artist-led interventions. The Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference (CABC), in its eighth year, will feature two full days on emerging practices and issues within art-book culture.

Preview Thursday, September 17, 6-9 pm

Free & open to the public

MoMA PS 1
22-25 Jackson Avenue (intersection of 46th Avenue)
Long Island City, NY
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
September 19, 2015
Paper Town - The Original Vintage Paper, Book & Advertising Collectibles Show
A Proud 35-Year New England Tradition Continues! These important regional Vintage Paper Shows feature Anything and Everything On or Of Paper!

We've assumed management of these shows but kept all the great features that make them so popular. And the location remains the same!

These Are The Original Full Concept Vintage Paper Shows In New England!

Postcards, Trade Cards, Maps, Autographs, Prints, Posters, Playbills, Ephemera, Plus Fine, Rare & Unusual Old Books, and Much, Much More!

Sat 9am - 4pm

Adults $7
Young Collectors 13-21 $4
Under 13 free with Paid Adult
Plenty of free parking, & hotel restaurant is open for refreshments

Special Events: Appraisals By John Bruno star of Market Warriors 12pm - 2pm!

Holiday Inn/Parade Ballroom
24 Adams Place
Boxborough, MA
Book Fairs New England
September 19, 2015
Potter & Potter Auctions
Advertising, Coin-Op & Vintage Posters

Our September auction will feature vintage advertising. Already slated for the sale is a choice grouping of vintage gum advertising, including clocks, vending machines, in-store advertising and signs. Counter displays, Coca-Cola collectibles, and more will fill out the advertising portion of the auction. A robust selection of vintage advertising posters, advertising products, movies, travel, and circus, will also be featured.

10:00am

Catalogs ship approximately three weeks prior to the sale. Previews take place in the gallery in the days preceding the auction, from 10am - 5pm, CST.

Note: Consignments for this auction are still being accepted. Contact us today if you would like to participate in this exciting live auction event. The deadline for submissions is August 1st, 2015.

Chicago Gallery
Potter & Potter Auctions
3759 N. Ravenswood, Suite 121
Chicago, IL
Auctions Midwest
September 19, 2015
Boxborough Paper Town
Paper Town - The Original Vintage Paper, Book & Advertising Collectibles Show!

The Only Show of it's kind in New England, featuring everything and anything On or Of Paper! It provides all levels of Vintage Book, Paper, Ephemera, and Postcard Collectors with a premier buying opportunity! Exhibitors from up and down the East Coast will offer the finest in Photographs, Autographs, Advertising, Prints, Posters, Postcards, Political Memorabilia, Books, Magazines, World's Fair, and much, much more.

12 - 2pm Antiques Appraisals by John Bruno, star of Market Wariors

9am - 4pm

$7 - Adults
$4 - Youths 12 - 21
free - under 12 (with paid adult)

Plenty of free parking and a full service Restaurant for Refreshments

Boxborough Holiday Inn
242 Adams Place (I495, exit 28)
Boxborough, MA
Book Fairs New England
September 19, 2015
Brooklyn Book Festival Children's Day
For it's 10th Anniversary, the Brooklyn Book Festival presents a Children's Day for children ages 2 - 11. Come enjoy authors and illustrators in readings, performances and workshops as they present cool new and beloved children's books. Have fun with costumed characters, join music performances, and browse a Children's Marketplace of booksellers, all in a beautiful urban park setting.

10am — 4pm
Rain or Shine

MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn
Brooklyn, NY
Festival Mid-Atlantic
September 19 -
20, 2015
Brooklyn Books, Art, Photo, and Design Exposition and Sale
Brooklyn! It's About Time!
A First Class Show for a First Class Borough

The hybrid show which brings 130 great dealers to the best place on earth.

Books - Vintage, First Editions, Fine Press, Ephemera, Autographs, Manuscripts

Art - Fine Press, Modern, Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings, Works on Paper

Photos - Vintage, Classic, Contemporary, Daguerreotypes, Prints, Photobooks

Design - Vintage Jewelry, Mid-Century, Material Culture, Decorative Arts, Antiques

Sat 11am - 7pm
Sun 11am - 5pm

$10 Admission

Brooklyn Expo Center
79 Franklin Street
Greenpoint
Brooklyn, NY
Art/Antiques Fairs Mid-Atlantic
September 19, 2015
Redwood Library & Athenaeum Appraisal Event
DISCOVER THE VALUE OF YOUR FINE ART, JEWELRY AND ANTIQUES AT THIS UPCOMING APPRAISAL EVENT AT THE REDWOOD LIBRARY & ATHENAEUM

America’s oldest library and its oldest auction house will partner together for a day of complimentary auction evaluations this September in Newport, RI. Held within the library itself, Freeman's specialists will be in the Harrison Room, beneath a stunning collection of Colonial and early American portraiture. Representatives from a variety of departments will be on hand to provide estimates for works of art, antiques, jewelry and silver.

10:00am - 3:00pm

Harrison Room
Redwood Library & Athenaeum
50 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI
Other Events New England
September 20, 2015
Brooklyn Book Festival 2015
The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.

10am—6pm
Rain Or Shine

Brooklyn Borough Hall & Plaza
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY
Festival Mid-Atlantic
September 21, 2015
From A to B: Collections and Discoveries from Atlanta to Berkeley. An Illustrated Talk by David Faulds
Co-sponsored by the NCC/ABAA. David Faulds has spent over a decade working with some of the finest rare book collections in the country. In his talk, David will discuss highlights of Emory University’s library and talk about some of the treasures he’s discovered in the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, where he is currently Curator of Rare Books and Literary Manuscripts–everything from medieval manuscripts and modern literary manuscripts, to fine bindings and cookbooks–while comparing and contrasting the collections at the two institutions.

5 - 7pm

Free and open to the public but seating is limited. RSVP recommended.

The Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
Lecture West
September 22, 2015
Bonhams - New York
FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS

VIEWING TIMES:

SAN FRANCISCO
11 Sep 2015 12:00 - 17:00 PDT
12 Sep 2015 12:00 - 17:00 PDT
13 Sep 2015 12:00 - 17:00 PDT

NEW YORK
18 Sep 2015 10:00 - 17:00 EDT
19 Sep 2015 10:00 - 17:00 EDT
20 Sep 2015 12:00 - 17:00 EDT
21 Sep 2015 10:00 - 19:00 EDT

Bonhams - New York
580 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
September 24, 2015
Swann Auction Galleries
19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings
Sale 2392

10:30am & 1:30pm

Preview Dates:
Sat, Sep 19th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Sep 21st 10am - 6pm
Tue, Sep 22nd 10am - 6pm
Wed, Sep 23rd 10am - 6pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
September 25 -
27, 2015
Baltimore Book Festival
The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of author appearances and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, non-stop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, poetry readings and workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, street theater, live music, and a delicious variety of food, beer and wine.

11am - 7pm

Baltimore Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD
Festival Mid-Atlantic
September 27, 2015
Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival
The San Francisco Center for the Book’s 12th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival is a day-long public printmaking and book arts extravaganza that includes free hands-on printmaking and book arts activities, demonstrations, 50 arts and crafts vendors and more.

Using an unlikely printing press created by using a 1924 seven-ton Buffalo Springfield steamroller provided by Roots of Motive Power as a giant cylinder and the surface of Rhode Island Street itself as the bed of the press, a team of featured artists and printers create large-scale prints from three-foot-square, hand-carved "Battleship linoleum".

The Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival has become a popular tradition in the Do.Re.Mi (Dogpatch-Potrero-Hill-Mission) Arts District of San Francisco, that attracts art, printmaking and book art enthusiasts of all ages, including adults and kids, from far and wide.

Something for Everybody:
- Hands-on Book Arts Crafting
- Printing & Bookbinding Demonstrations
- 50 Arts & Crafts Vendors
- Activities for Adults & Children
- Music, Art Exhibits & More
- Steamroller Printing using a seven-ton 1924 Buffalo-Springfield Coal Powered Steamroller provided and operated by the amazing team of steam enthusiasts from Roots of Motive Power

11am - 4pm

Free admission

San Francisco Center for the Book
Rhode Island Street (between 16th & 17th Streets)
San Francisco, CA
Festival West
September 28, 2015
Exhibition Opening: The Exhibition That Never Was: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the Book Club of California, and a Century of Fine Books
The program will begin with brief remarks by Book Club Librarian Henry Snyder, and feature historian Laura Ackley, who will present an illustrated talk, “A Whirlwind Tour of the PPIE,” which traces the history of the fair from its original concept in 1904 through its development and all the way to its gala opening in February 1915.

5 - 7pm

Free & open to the public

EXHIBITON: Sept. 9 - Dec 7, 2015

The Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA
Other Events West
September 30, 2015
Sotheby's - London
Exploration and Discovery, 1576-1939
The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching
Part 4, Q-Z
Sale #L15412

Over 40 years, Franklin Brooke-Hitching assembled the finest private collection of English language books relating to voyages, exploration and discovery from the 16th century to the 1930s. Together they tell the story of mankind’s persistent quest - over half a millennium - to explore and understand the world. Many of the books are unique or very rare, including presentation copies and splendid bindings, and all are notable for being in the finest possible condition. The collection also contains books on science, medicine and natural history, with works on the health of seafarers, astronomy, the calculation of longitude and whaling.

10:00am & 2:00pm

EXHIBITION TIMES:
FRI, 25 SEP 15 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM BST
SUN, 27 SEP 15 | 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM BST
MON, 28 SEP 15 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM BST
TUE, 29 SEP 15 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM BST

Sotheby's - London
34-35 New Bond Street
London, ENGLAND
Auctions International
September 30, 2015
Lion Heart Autographs
“A Sale to Remember” - a truly “Titanic” event !

Featuring more than 100 autographs including three extraordinary artifacts from a survivor aboard the RMS Titanic’s infamous Lifeboat No. 1, “The Money Boat,” including a menu from the ship’s last lunch and a ticket from the Titanic’s unusual weighing chair located in its opulent Turkish Baths.

12 noon

Lion Heart Autographs
216 East 45th Street, Suite 1100
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic