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June 28 -
December 20, 2014
Dylan Thomas 100 FESTIVAL Wales Celebrates its Rock Star Poet During His Centenary Year
Dylan Thomas 100 – continues in Wales with news of additional multi-disciplinary events being added to the festival’s creative mix.

An inspiration for poet-musicians like Bob Dylan and John Lennon and actors like Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas was a bona-fide rock-star before there was such a thing – sometimes playing to crowds of 1,000 – especially in the USA. Welsh actor Matthew Rhys (The Americans; Brothers and Sisters) who has channeled the poet (in the film Edge of Love) hopes you'll join the festivities, “We've been celebrating Dylan Thomas in Wales for decades now. Come to Wales this year and celebrate his centenary.”

Here is a sampling of the inspired programs on tap during the second half of 2014:

June 28–Dec 20: Dylan – National Library of Wales
A combination of dance, poetry and the visual arts will provide a fresh take on Dylan’s life and work. The event will enliven several of the Library’s gallery spaces in Aberystwyth and will include displays of personal items, providing a unique view of Dylan’s world.

June 28: Dylanathon – 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Swansea
Using a camera, smartphone or tablet, entrants are asked to use innovation over picture quality to interpret Dylan-related themes throughout the day.

July 19: Dylan Thomas’ Swansea Hollywood: The Mummy and the Old Dark Horse
This Dylan odyssey visits three of Dylan’s childhood cinemas in Swansea with a talk in a secret space at a fourth. The evening culminates with Andrew Davies introducing a screening of his new film, “A Poet in New York,” starring Tom Hollander, followed by a Q&A session.

Aug-Sept: Bedazzled - A Welshman in New York
Celebrating Dylan’s special relationship with the USA, especially New York, a series of live events will “re-imagine” Dylan’s favorite watering hole – New York’s White Horse Tavern. Audiences will be transported to the bohemian world of 1950’s Greenwich Village where Dylan held court.

Sept 5–Dec 24: Manuscripts Exhibition – Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
Infrequently exhibited items on loan from the University of Buffalo include poems, lists of rhyming words and black and white photographs.

Oct 26-Oct 27: The Dylathon – The Swansea Grand Theatre
The Wales Theatre Company stages a non-stop 36 hour marathon reading of Dylan’s work. Performers include Sir Derek Jacobi, Jonathan Pryce, and many more acclaimed personalities together with schools, bands and choirs numbering in the hundreds.

Oct 27-Nov 9: Dylan Thomas Festival – Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
This 17th annual eclectic celebration will feature talks, exhibitions, workshops and performances.

Dylan Thomas 100 and www.dylanthomas100.org highlights Welsh locations closely associated with the poet-like his birthplace, Swansea, his old writing shed, and his home -The Boathouse - in the town of Laugharne. And the program ranges across all artistic disciplines – from literature, to opera, theatre and painting. From high profile exhibits and live performances to community-based educational programs.

Business and Tourism Minister Edwina Hart said: “Dylan Thomas is one of the literary giants of the last century.” … “These events will help contribute to a fitting legacy for Dylan’s life and work, but I also hope they will resurrect a passion for literature and inspire people of all ages to connect more actively with our rich cultural heritage. In the spirit of Dylan, it is an opportunity to showcase Wales as a land of artistic excellence to an international audience and raise further the iconic status of this great literary figure.”

Wales, UNITED KINGDOM
Educational Programs International
July 30 -
August 03, 2014
Capitolized TypeCon 2014
TypeCon is an annual conference presented by the non-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), an international organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of typography and related arts.

Since the inaugural conference in 1998, TypeCon has explored type for the screen, printing history, Dutch design, type in motion, Arabic calligraphy, the American Arts and Crafts movement, experimental typography, webfonts, and much more. Special events include the Type & Design Education Forum, and an exhibition of international type and design.

Washington, DC
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
August 01 -
02, 2014
Rocky Mountain 30th Annual Book & Paper Fair

Fri, 5pm - 9pm
Sat, 10am - 5pm

Denver Merchandise Mart - Expo Hall
I-25 at 58th Avenue (east exit - Just North of I70)
Denver, CO
Book Fairs West
August 03 -
08, 2014
The 36th Annual Antiquarian Book Seminars, 2014
Learn about the antiquarian book trade from the best booksellers and librarians in the country.

Now in its 36th 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. 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 the internet, computers and internet book selling, as well as traditional methods.

The Antiquarian Book Seminar is designed for people of all levels of experience, from beginners to those with years of experience who want to hone their skills in this rapidly changing field. Those who have taken the course before will note that all lectures have been updated, new faculty added and additional computer and software demonstrations included. If you seek to meet the challenges of book selling in the 21st century, the Antiquarian Book Seminar will provide an intensive opportunity to meet and network with others of like interest.

We come right after the Denver Book Fair, held Friday and Saturday, August 1-2. Make a week of it!

University of Colorado
Colorado Springs, CO
Educational Programs West
August 06, 2014
Swann Auction Galleries
Vintage Posters
Sale #2356

This summer marks 100 years since the start of WWI, and our summer auction will honor that anniversary with an important selection of propaganda posters, including James Montgomery Flagg's iconic "I Want You" 1917 and fine examples by Howard Chandler Christy.

There is a superb assortment of beach and summer resort posters, largely from Australia and England, which also features Roger Broder's best sunny travel images, including his "Sainte-Maxime, 1929; Sur la Cote d'Azur," circa 1931; "Bandol," 1932 and more.

A treasure trove of 70+ tennis posters from a private Australian collection -- likely the largest group ever offered in a single auction -- features Edward Penfield's "Western Lawn Tennis Tournament," 1896; Ernst Neumann's "Sosa," 1908; Rene Vincent's "Ram," circa 1930 and works by Gino Boccasile. Other sporting images include Geo Ham's "Monaco Grand Prix" posters from 1933 and 1936.

1:30pm

Swann Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
August 06, 2014
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS
Sale 322

Highlights include:

Louis-Philip, King of France, subscriber copy of McKenney and Hall’s History of the Indian Tribes of North America, lot 171

Elephant folio edition of Audubon’s Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, lot 38

Octavo set of Audubon’s Birds of America, lot 37

Diploma of the first African-American man, Richard Greener, to graduate from Harvard College, lot 180

Plus over 400 lots of early continental and British works, natural history, astronomy, travel and exploration, modern first editions, fine bindings and autographs.

12:00pm

Preview:
Sunday, August 3 | 12pm - 4pm
Monday, August 4 | 10am - 5pm
Tuesday, August 5 | 10am - 5pm

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
1338 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL
Auctions Midwest
August 07 -
10, 2014
Pulp Fest 2014
Thousands of Pulp Magazines in One Hall!

PulpFest 2014 continues the proud tradition of a summer pulp con, now entering its 43rd year! The summertime destination for fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction and related materials, PulpFest returns to Columbus, Ohio in 2014.

At PulpFest, you’ll find science-fiction books and magazines, detective and adventure pulps, westerns, original cover art and interior illustrations, stacks of digest magazines, vintage paperbacks and comic books, unique films, and much, much more! You’ll be entertained and informed by countless presentations and panels featuring leading pop-culture experts. You’ll see old pals and meet new friends. You can even join FarmerCon, the convention dedicated to Grand Master of Science Fiction Philip José Farmer. You’ll find all this and more at PulpFest, “Summer’s Great Pulp Con!”

Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH
Book Fairs Midwest
August 07 -
09, 2014
Heritage Auctions
Comics
Sale #7097

Bidding Begins:Approx. July 18, 2014

FULL PREVIEW
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
August 08 -
September 13, 2014
WordFest at The Mount 2014
Welcome to WordFest 2014! Since 2010, The Mount has hosted a literary festival to celebrate books, writers, and ideas.

Events will include:

Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Andre Dubus III
Friday, August 8, 6 pm (Doors open 5:30)/$18 general; $15 Mount members

The Mount welcomes journalist/author Kate Bolick for a series of interviews with leading writers. The August 8 program will feature Andre Dubus III, author of six books, including House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days and his memoir, Townie.

Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Joanna Rakoff
Friday, August 15, 6 pm (Doors open 5:30)/$18 general; $15 Mount members

The Mount welcomes journalist/author Kate Bolick for a series of interviews with leading writers. The August 15 program will feature Joanna Rakoff, author of the novel The Fortunate Age and the soon-to-be-released memoir My Salinger Year.

Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Scott Stossel
Friday, August 22, 6 pm (Doors open 5:30)/$18 general; $15 Mount members

The Mount welcomes journalist/author Kate Bolick for a series of interviews with leading writers. The August 22 program will feature Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic magazine and the author of My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind and Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver.

Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Jennifer Finney Boylan
Friday, August 22, 6 pm (Doors open 5:30)/$18 general; $15 Mount members

The Mount welcomes journalist/author Kate Bolick for a series of interviews with leading writers. The August 29 program will feature Jennifer Finney Boylan, a widely praised author and professor. Her 13 books include three novels, a collection of short stories, three memoirs, and six young adult books. Her most recent book, Stuck in the Middle With You: Parenthood in Three Genders, is a memoir about the differences between fatherhood and motherhood.

Coming Alive: Storytelling on Stage
Friday, September 5, 8 pm (Doors open at 7)/$18 general; $15 Mount members

As part of WordFest and in partnership with massmouth, inc., The Mount presents riveting narrative in its oldest, most intimate and revealing form: the human voice.

Poetry on the Terrace
Thursday, September 11, 5:30 pm/Free admission

On The Mount’s beautiful Terrace, six richly talented poets will read from their published and current works. The readings will be free, and the café will be open for drinks and light fare.

The Amy Clampitt Memorial Reading with Sharon Olds
Friday, September 12, 7 pm/Free admission

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Sharon Olds will read from her selected works. Followed by a book signing, the reading will be free and open to the public. This reading and other WordFest events are made possible through support from the Amy Clampitt Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Poetry Workshop for High School Students
Saturday, September 13, 10 am – 12 pm/Free

The Mount welcomes high school students to a two-hour workshop to hone their poetry writing skills. Participants are invited to bring poetry in progress to be shared in a supportive, encouraging environment. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, email Kelsey Mullen or call 413-551-5110. This workshop and other WordFest events are made possible through support from the Amy Clampitt Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

The Mount
2 Plunkett Street – Box 974

Lenox, MA
Educational Programs New England
August 09 -
25, 2014
Edinburgh International Book Festival
A FESTIVAL OF BIG IDEAS...

We are the largest public celebration of the written word in the world. Every August we bring over 800 writers and thinkers from across the planet together to rub shoulders with you, the audience.

PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED WED 11 JUNE. TICKETS ON SALE TUE 24 JUNE.

Charlotte Square Gardens
Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
Book Fairs International
August 11, 2014
Vermont Summer Antiquarian Book Fair

Living Memorial Park Skating Facility
61 Guilford Street
Brattleboro, VT
Book Fairs New England
August 14, 2014
PBA Galleries
Fine Americana – African-American History – Travel & Exploration – Cartography
Sale #539

Over 500 lots of rare and curious works on the Americas, California, African-American History, travels through the world, and more, with a selection of fascinating and decorative maps. Included are rare and important books; scarce ephemeral material; manuscripts including original letters, document and journals; original photographs and photograph albums; maps and atlases delineating the various regions of the world; and much, much more.

11:00am

Previews:
Monday, August 11th, 1pm – 5pm Tuesday, August 12th, 9am – 5pm Wednesday, August 13th, 9am – 5pm Thursday, August 14th, 9am – 11am

PBA Galleries
133 Kearny Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
August 15 -
17, 2014
MBS Grand Conclave XXXII
What is a Conclave?
Each year the Miniature Book Society hosts an annual gathering of its members referred to as a Conclave. The Conclave - typically a three-day event - is held every autumn in a different city and is eagerly anticipated by the members. Recent Conclaves have been held in Princeton NJ, San Diego CA, Seattle WA, Ann Arbor MI, New Orleans LA and Dublin, Ireland. Attendees look forward to guest speakers, tours, workshops, book auctions, a book swap and an all-day book fair, but most of all, connecting with fellow miniature book enthusiasts and the camaraderie that miniature book lovers share.

The venue has been selected! Taj Boston, the Crown Jewel of Boston hotels, occupies the city's most prestigious address at Arlington and Newbury Streets. Renowned for its classic style and award-winning service, this 1927 landmark hotel overlooks the picturesque Public Garden with swan boat rides and the Boston Common's ice-skating at Frog Pond. Surrounded by art galleries, boutiques and restaurants, the hotel is ideally located near the Theatre District, historic sites, shopping at Copley Place and the Hynes Convention Center.
This iconic building underwent a complete restoration in 2002 to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Its prized collection of art and antiques is on display throughout the hotel. The Taj luxury hospitality, services, amenities and enhancements now add a new luster to the hotel's signature settings.

Details on registration and hotel arrangements to be determined. The tentative schedule for Conclave XXXII includes an Open House at Bromer Booksellers on Friday afternoon, book swap and silent auction on Friday evening, a Saturday morning workshop, a tour of the Boston Athenaeum and Conservation Laboratory on Saturday afternoon, annual auction on Saturday evening, Book Fair on Sunday and Awards Banquet with speaker on Sunday evening. An optional bus trip is being planned for Monday.

Taj Boston
15 Arlington Street
Boston, MA
Educational Programs New England
August 21 -
24, 2014
The 34rd Annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show
Produced by the Palm Beach Show Group, the show attracts tens of thousands of knowledgeable collectors and respected dealers from around the world who travel from as far as Dubai, Brussels and Beijing to purchase from the extensive array of merchandise offered by more than 575 prominent exhibitors, many of which are the world's foremost experts in their respective fields. The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show is the largest indoor antiques show in the country, offering guests access to aisle after aisle of fine art, furniture, Asian art, American and European silver, jewelry, porcelain, glass, textiles, American folk art and more, ranging from the antiquities to the 20th century.

In addition to exploring the more than 200,000 items on display on the show floor, guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy the show's free, public lecture series headlined by exhibiting dealers and industry experts. Another highlight of the event will be the 90-dealer Antiquarian Book Fair within the show that will feature rare books, first editions, autographs, fine manuscripts and unusual bibliographical material.

Thu, 12pm - 8pm
Fri, 11am - 7pm
Sat, 11am -7pm
Sun, 11am - 6pm

Admission: $15, good for the run of the show
Plenty of nearby parking adjacent to the convention center.

The Baltimore Convention Center (at the Inner Harbor)
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD
Art/Antiques Fairs Mid-Atlantic
August 23 -
24, 2014
66th Papermania Plus Antique Paper Show

The XL Center
1 Civic Center Plaza
Hartford, CT
Book Fairs New England
August 23, 2014
Addison & Sarova Auctioneers
Rare Books & Manuscripts
Sale #1006

The Summer auction will feature a variety of material including: African exploration, bindings, modern 1st editions and signed editions, collection of works from the second Shakespeare folio, natural history, art and illustration including several original works of art, several important early printed works, and others.

3:00 - 5:30pm

Preview 8/22/14, 11am - 6pm, or by appointment.

Addison & Sarova
4705 Northside Drive, Suite 200
Macon, GA
Auctions South
August 27, 2014
Swann Auction Galleries
Shelf Sale
Sale #B71

2:00pm

Swann Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
August 28, 2014
PBA Galleries
Fine Books, Manuscripts, Art, Ephemera & Golf
Sale #540

Over 600 lots in a wide variety of themes, genres, character and type, from early printed books to lovely livres d’artiste, original paintings and prints to golfing memorabilia, with illustrated books, fine bindings, old Bibles, landmarks of science, manuscripts and autograph letters, scarce ephemera, fine press books, children’s books, and much more.

11:00am

PBA Galleries
133 Kearny Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
August 30, 2014
2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival
Celebrate the Book with a Day of Writers, Poets & Pavilions
Come to the 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event.

This year's festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, hear special entertainment, have photos taken with storybook characters and participate in a variety of activities.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic