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September 02, 2017
The Library of Congress National Book Festival
Sponsored by the Library of Congress, the National Book Festival celebrates the joy of reading and features over a hundred award-winning authors, illustrators and poets across various genres. Some of the interactive activities include readings, book signings, panels, poetry performances and a kids zone where children can meet characters from their favorite books. The Library of Congress also showcases special exhibits from their extensive collections and holds presentations on a wide range of topics.

9am - 10pm

Free & open to the public

Walter E. Washington Convention Center (between 7th & 9th Streets and N Street & Mt. Vernon Place)
801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
Washington, DC
Festival Mid-Atlantic
September 06, 2017
Dominic Winter Auctioneers
Printed Books, Maps & Documents

English Literature, Early Printed Books & Theology

Antiquarian Cookery

Viewing:
9am - 7pm Tuesday 5 September
from 9am on the day of the auction

Dominic Winter Auctioneers
Mallard House
Broadway Lane
South Cerney
Cirencester, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
September 07, 2017
PBA Galleries
Rare Books & Manuscripts, with the Fred Bennett Collection of the Book Club of California
Sale #624

Over 250 lots of rare, valuable, and significant material in many subject areas, from early folio printings of Shakespeare plays and books of the Bible to fine printings from the Doves and Kelmscott Presses, with important medical and scientific works, breakthroughs in Egyptology, uncommon art and photography books, and more. The Fred Bennett Collection of the Book Club of California includes virtually all of the Club’s publications, with many special copies, from copy no. 1 of the very first book, specially bound, onward. Many of the leaf books have additional leaves, and a number of the books are signed by the printers or others involved in their production.

11am

PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
September 08 -
10, 2017
Brooklyn Books, Art, Photos and Design Expo
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 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.

Fri 5pm - 9pm (opening preview to benefit Rare Book School)
Sat 11am - 7pm
Sun 11am - 5pm

Brooklyn Expo Center
79 Franklin St (at Noble St.)
Greenpoint
Brooklyn, NY
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
September 08, 2017
Cowan's Auctions
Eric C. Caren - How History Unfolds on Paper

The personal collection of Eric C. Caren, known as the The Caren Archive: How History Unfolds on Paper, is the single most significant private collection of historic documents in the United States. Cowan's September 8th auction is comprised of over 400 important historical lots from The Caren Archive, including newspapers, periodicals, broadsides, photographs, ephemera, and other items dating from the 17th century to the present and comprising an unsurpassed physical record of the history of the United States of America and beyond.

10am

Preview
Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Friday, September 8, 2017 from 8:00 to 10:00 am

Cowan's Auctions
6270 Este Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Auctions Midwest
September 09 -
10, 2017
Hal Lutsky's Vintage Paper Fair
Northern California's Finest Selection of Postcards, Trade Cards, Stereoviews, Photography, Labels, Brochures, Victorian, Transportation & Sports Memorabilia, and All Manner of Curious, Beautiful and Interesting Old Paper!

Sat 10am - 6pm
Sun 11am - 5pm

Free Admission

Golden Gate Park
County Fair Building
9th Avenue & Lincoln
San Francisco, CA
Other Events West
September 09, 2017
Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair
It is the oldest regional Antiquarian Book Fair in the country. Its unlikely origin was in a restaurant on Mount Hope Avenue in the city.

Two colleagues, a book dealer and the Director of Special Collections at the University of RochesterRare Books Library, at lunch one day in April, 1972, decided to inaugurate a book fair to help support the Friends of the UR Library.

The first fairs, which were held in the Rare Books Library, were limited to book dealers from New York State and attracted as many as 30 exhibitors who brought their own book cases and tables. Today, the book fair annually includes around 50 dealers from all over the country and Canada. All fixtures including
electrical hookups are provided by the organizers! The fair has evolved to include good secondhand books --not necessarily antiquarian or rare -- ephemera of all kinds and, when appropriate, new books of local, collector or scholarly interest.

The venue has changed several times, but the fair is now happily housed at the Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main Street, in downtown Rochester. The book fair is co-sponsored by the Rochester Area Booksellers Association and RIT Press. The event now often includes poetry readings, music, book signings and has a
lively, festive atmosphere of people who appreciate the aesthetic and intellectual aspects of the book.

10am - 4pm

$5 General Admission
Students free with ID

Main Street Armory
900 East Main Street
Rochester, NY
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
September 09, 2017
Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair
Sixty exhibitors, representing thousands of rare and collectible books, maps, photos, graphics, postcards and ephemeral items.

9:45am - 5pm

$5 admission

Scottish Rite Temple
6151 “H” Street
Sacramento, CA
Book Fairs West
September 13, 2017
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
Fine Books and Manuscripts

10am

PREVIEW
Sat, Sep 9th 10am – 3pm
Sun, Sep 10th 12pm – 4pm
Mon, Sep 11th 10am – 5pm
Tue, Sep 12th 10am – 5pm

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
1338 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL
Auctions Midwest
September 14 -
15, 2017
Salted Paper Print Symposium
A Collaborative Workshop in Photograph Conservation

Harvard Library and the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation will present a multi-disciplinary, two-day program that focuses on the preservation, characterization, use, and interpretation of the salt print process, now over 175 years old.Scholarly presentations will include the technical history of salt prints, historical applications of the process for copying and disseminating information, and innovative material analysis. Emphasis will be placed on collaborative research which uses scientific and art historical evidence to shed light on the preservation of salt prints as well as the technical evolution and cultural impact of this seminal photographic process.

9:00am - 5:00pm
(a reception will take place in the evening of September 14)

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
$189 AIC members; $249 non-AIC members
Late Registration (after August 31): $210 AIC members; $270 non-AIC members

NOTE:
The NEDCC Salted Paper Printing workshops filled quickly, and are now sold out. But there are a variety of fascinating TOURS available in conjunction with the Symposium.

WORKSHOP:
Salted Paper Printing Workshop*
September 13, 2017, 1:30pm - 5:30pm - FULL
September 16, 2017, 9:00am - 1:00pm - FULL
Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA
(transportation to and from Cambridge will be provided)
$69 AIC members and Non-AIC members

*You must be registered for the symposium to be eligible to attend the workshops and tours

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Educational Programs New England
September 14, 2017
Heritage Auctions - Dallas
Rare Books
Sale #6201

Bidding Begins Approx.: Aug 25th

PREVIEWS:

Partial Preview - New York
September 7-8, 2017
Heritage Auctions
445 Park Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Partial Preview - Dallas
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions - Dallas
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
September 14, 2017
Bloomsbury - London
The Glory of Science: Photographs, Books and Prints

2:00pm

Viewing:
Mon 11th September 9.30am - 5.30pm
Tue 12th September 9.30am - 5.30pm
Wed 13th September 9.30am - 5.30pm
sale day from 9.30am

Bloomsbury - London
Bloomsbury House
24 Maddox Street
London, ENGLAND
Auctions International
September 14, 2017
Forum Auctions
Artsy: Select Editions

9:00pm

All lots are available for physical viewing by prior appointment

Forum Auctions
220 Queenstown Road
London, ENGLAND
Auctions International
September 15 -
16, 2017
York National Book Fair
Featuring over 200 leading bookdealers the largest rare & antiquarian book fair in Europe.

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 12pm - 7pm
Sat 10am - 5pm

The Knavesmire Suite
York Racecourse
York, ENGLAND
Book Fairs International
September 15 -
17, 2017
San Francisco Map Fair
The San Francisco Map Fair is sponsored by the History in Your Hands Foundation (HIYHF), 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. The mission of the California Map Society to preserve and disseminate historical and contemporary cartography, primarily of California, for members as well as the general public. The society was formed as a statewide association in 1978 and incorporated as a California non-profit public benefit corporation in 1987.

Friday Evening Preview Night & Cocktail Reception

$40 Purchased by Sept 8th
$50 if Purchased Sept 9th - 15th

Friday Hours: 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Saturday & Sunday : FREE w/ suggested donation to H.I.Y.H.F.

Saturday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm Sunday Hours: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Lodge at the Regency Center
1290 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Other Events West
September 16, 2017
Paper Town: The September 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.

9am - 3pm

$7 adults
$4 Youth 13 - 21
Free Under 13 with paid adult

Appraisals by John Bruno, Star of Market Warriors 12pm - 2pm

Holiday Inn / Parade Ballroom
242 Adams Place (I-495, exit 28)
Boxborough, MA
Book Sale New England
September 17, 2017
Brooklyn Book Festival
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. The Festival includes a week of Bookend Events taking place throughout New York City, a lively Children's Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors and 200 booksellers. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors, books and conversations. Past authors included Margaret Atwood, Margo Jefferson, Chester Brown, Salman Rushdie, Esmeralda Santiago, Libba Bray, Pete Hamill, Jacqueline Woodson, Ed Yong and hundreds more.

Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY
Festival Mid-Atlantic
September 18, 2017
Koller Auctions - Zurich
A182 Books

2:00pm

Koller Auctions - Zurich
Hardturmstrasse 102
Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Auctions International
September 19, 2017
Swann Auction Galleries
19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings
Sale #2454

A selection of original drawings by European masters from Renoir to Dalí sets this sale apart, joining iconic prints by Thomas Hart Benton and Martin Lewis.

10:30am & 2:30pm

Preview Dates:
Thu, Sep 14th 10am - 6pm
Fri, Sep 15th 10am - 6pm
Sat, Sep 16th 12pm -5pm
Mon, Sep 18th 10am - 6pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
September 20, 2017
Dreweatts Auctions
Fine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments
Including The Horological Library of Michael Hurst

1:30pm

Viewing
Saturday 16 September 9.30am – 1pm
Monday 18 September 9am – 7pm
Tuesday 19 September 9am – 4.30pm
Day of sale from 8.30am

Dreweatts Auctions
Donnington Priory
Oxford Road
Donnington
Newbury
Berkshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
September 22 -
24, 2017
New York Art Book Fair
NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines.

The 2016 NY Art Book Fair featured over 370 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from twenty-eight countries, and was attended by over 39,000 visitors.

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.

Fri 1pm - 7pm
Sat 11am - 9pm
Sun 11am - 7pm

Preview: Thu, Sept 21st, 6pm -9pm

Free & open to the public

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue (at the intersection of 46th Avenue)
Long Island City, Queens, NY
Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
September 22 -
24, 2017
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.

Fri - Sun: 11am - 7pm

Free & open to the public

Baltimore Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD
Festival Mid-Atlantic
September 23, 2017
Profiles in History
Personal Property Auction of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Items from both their long acting careers (yes, Star Wars items) and treasures collected over their lifetimes will be offered at this auction. It was always Debbie’s wish that the things she collected over her life would be shared with others.

Carrie was also a well-known collector, and this will be the one and only time items from her life will be made available to collectors and fans around the world.

Profiles in History
26662 Agoura Road
Calabasas, CA
Auctions West
September 26, 2017
Sotheby's - London
The Library of John and Suzanne Bonham

This wonderful library of world exploration and travel covers every continent and ocean, described and illustrated in rare books, maps, letters, and photographs. The collection also includes a pair of Antarctic sketches by James Weddell, a belt from polar explorer Captain Oates, a painting of New Zealand by William G. Baker, and two large mahogany bookcases which belonged to African explorer Henry Morton Stanley.

10am

PREVIEW:
Sept 22nd - 25th

Sotheby's - London
34-35 New Bond Street
London, ENGLAND
Auctions International
September 26, 2017
Bonhams - New York
INE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS FEATURING EXPLORATION AND TRAVEL

Bonhams - New York
580 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
September 26, 2017
Sotheby's - London
Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

OVERVIEW

First Look: The Vivien Leigh Collection

Highlights from the Collection of Vivien Leigh
Hollywood icon and incandescent star of one of the most beloved films of all time, Vivien Leigh (1913-1967) captured hearts and minds with her fiery, luminous performance as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind in 1939. Her legendary status in the pantheon of all-time greats was assured when she secured what perhaps remains to this day the most coveted role in cinema history. Our perception of such legends is often imperceptibly entwined with the myths they come to embody. This September, a spotlight will reveal Vivien’s private side when Sotheby's London brings to auction ‘The Vivien Leigh Collection’.

Passed down through Vivien’s family, the collection comprises paintings, jewellery, couture, books from her private library, Hollywood memorabilia, furniture, objets d'art and further items celebrating all aspects of her life, from the pre-war years in London, to Hollywood and beyond, up to her death in 1967. Myriad pieces drawn from the city and country homes Vivien shared with her husband Laurence Olivier will give a new perspective on Vivien, from her appreciation of art and patronage of Modern British artists, to her passion for books and fondness for entertaining and interior design.

10:30am

Exhibition of Highlights
11 July – 11 August
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Late Night View: 22 September
Enjoy an evening at Sotheby’s London with DJ, guided tours and a pay bar.

Sotheby's - London
34-35 New Bond Street
London, ENGLAND
Auctions International
September 26, 2017
Forum Auctions
Editions and Works on Paper 1500-2017

1:00pm

VIEWING TIMES:
220 Queenstown Road, London SW8 4LP
Tuesday 19th - Thursday 21st September

By prior appointment
The Westbury Hotel, London W1S 2YF
Saturday 23rd September 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday 24th September 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Monday 25th September 9.30am – 7.30pm
Tuesday 26th Septemberfrom 9.30am

The Westbury Hotel
37 Conduit Street
London, ENGLAND
Auctions International
September 27, 2017
Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers
Fine Photographs
Auction 3029B

12:00pm

Preview Times
September 25, 12PM – 5PM
September 26, 12PM – 8PM
September 27, 9AM – 10AM

Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers
63 Park Plaza
Boston, MA
Auctions New England
September 27, 2017
Forum Auctions
Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper

10:30am

VIEWING TIMES:
220 Queenstown Road, London SW8 4LP
Tuesday 19th September 10.00am – 5.30pm
Wednesday 20th September 10.00am – 5.30pm

The Westbury Hotel, London W1S 2YF
Saturday 23rd September 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Sunday 24th September 12.00pm – 4.00pm
* Monday 25th September 9.30am – 7.30pm
* Tuesday 26th September 9.30am – 7.30pm
Wednesday 27th September from 9.30am
* Please note that there will be restricted viewing from 12 noon - 5pm on both days due to other auctions taking place.

The Westbury Hotel
37 Conduit Street
London, ENGLAND
Auctions International
September 28 -
October 01, 2017
St. Louis Print Week + Ladies of Letterpress!
Ladies of Letterpress is thrilled to be teaming up with the folks at The Firecracker Press and Central Print for this year's Ladies of Letterpress regional conference!

This four-day event will include tours, discussions, panels, presentations, and workshops taught by a range of experts in letterpress printing and printing-related fields, as well as collaborations with fellow attendees. From Windmills to Vandys to bookbinding and more, this will be a fun-filled, hands-on weekend for beginners and experienced printers alike. One registration fee entitles you to as many workshops as your schedule will allow! You are guaranteed to get your hands dirty and your aprons inky!

A few of the many highlights include:

- A workshop and keynote by printer, artist, and musician Bruce Licher of Independent Project Press

- Multi-day workshops from printers from all over the world on everything from Windmill operation to journal-making to wood-type printing

- A screening of PRESSING ON: THE LETTERPRESS FILM!
Tours and events highlighting St. Louis' rich typographic and printing history

The Firecracker Press and Central Print!
2624 N. 14th Street
St. Louis, MO
Other Events Midwest
September 28, 2017
Swann Auction Galleries
Printed & Manuscript Americana
Sale #2455

Highlights include manuscript ship's logs, family archives from the frontier and the first printed report of the Wright Brothers' flight, published in an unexpected source.

1:30pm

Preview Dates:
Sat, Sep 23rd 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Sep 25th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Sep 26th 10am - 6pm
Wed, Sep 27th 10am - 6pm
Thu, Sep 28th 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
September 28, 2017
Freeman's
Books & Manuscripts
Sale #1583

10:00am

VIEWING TIMES:
Sunday, September 24: 12pm-5pm
Monday, September 25: 10am-5pm
Tuesday, September 26: 10am-5pm
Wednesday, September 27: 10am-5pm

Freeman's
1808 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Auctions Mid-Atlantic