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June 30 -
July 01, 2017
Twin Cities Antiquarian & Rare Book Fair

Fri 3pm - Sat 4:00pm

Progress Center on the Minnesota State Fair Grounds
Snelling Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN
Book Fairs Midwest
July 01, 2017
The Jane Austen Festival Bicentenary Regency Costumed Summer Ball

Celebrating Northanger Abbey and the life of Jane Austen

Dances are called by the wonderful Diana Campbell website and there is live music supplied by the superb trio Green Ginger website. The Ball would not be complete without our very special MC and John White of Select Society website will be with us announcing and organising the card tables.

Our Ball is a costumed event and all ladies and gentlemen dress in the style of the Regency or 18th Century period. The look is the Empire line, with a high waist just below the bust, very flattering and feels wonderful to wear. This is a terrific opportunity to go to town and wear a ball gown or breeches, plus all the accessories which look fantastic. Ideas for costumes can be found on our website under Other Information and Costume 101 where you will find links to suppliers and rental companies. Bath Theatrical Costume Hire in Frome, Somerset, 01373 472786 are particularly helpful.

Regency dancing is elegant and refined and even though some of the same steps can be found in a Barn Dance it is far less boisterous; after all we are ladies and gentlemen of quality not of the lesser sort! However, it is energetic and can be tough on the calf muscles but you do not have to dance every dance! There is no need to bring a partner of the opposite sex or indeed a partner at all, as you will be made most welcome even if you come on your own. We usually find that there are more ladies then men, the same was true in Jane Austen’s day, so there will be times when ladies dance with ladies and it does not matter a bit.

Doors open 6.30pm
Dancing commences at 7pm
Carriages at 11pm

Tickets: £68
Tickets for the Ball include entrance, the dancing, entertainment and a delicious two course buffet. The tables seat ten and when purchasing tickets please tell us who you wish to sit near and if you are vegetarian or have a food allergy. There is a cash only bar for the purchase of liquid refreshments.

Tickets will be posted for free to UK addresses.

Tickets to overseas will be available to collect from the Festival Stewards at the venue 30 minutes before the Dance Workshop or 30 minutes before the Ball. Please bring a copy of the email confirmation of purchase with you.

The Guildhall
High Street
Other Events International
July 01 -
02, 2017
Heritage Auctions
Animation Art

Sat, 11am & 4:30pm
Sun, 1pm

Full Preview
Friday, June 30, 2017
Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue

Heritage Auctions
Design District Showroom
1518 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
July 06, 2017
Bloomsbury - London
Western & Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures


Sun July 2nd 11am - 4pm
Mon July 3rd 9.30am - 5.30pm
Tue July 4th 9.30am - 5.30pm
Wed July 5th 9.30am - 7.00pm
Day of Sale from 9.30am

Bloomsbury - London
16/17 Pall Mall
Auctions International
July 06, 2017
Forum Auctions
Modern and Contemporary Editions and Works on Paper


Tue, 4th July 9.30am – 6.00pm
Wed, 5th July 9.00am – 8.00pm
Thu, 6th July from 9.00am – 12.00 noon

The Westbury Hotel
37 Conduit Street
Auctions International
July 07 -
09, 2017
ANZAAB Australian Antiquarian Book Fair
Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers as part of Melbourne Rare Book Week presents the 45th ANZAAB Australian Antiquarian Book Fair.

Leading Australian and international antiquarian booksellers will bring a rich and diverse array of books together that cater for all who genuinely love print on paper and who share a passion for books. Subjects including early printed books, maps, historical accounts of travel and exploration, prints, literature, art, militaria, children's books, and ephemera will be offered for sale at prices to suit all levels of collecting.

Whether you already have your own personal library and wish to add to it, or would like to know more about the world of book collecting, this is your opportunity to explore the world of books with experts in their fields.

Fri, 6pm - 9pm
Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 10am -5pm

Free admission

Wilson Hall
The University of Melbourne
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Book Fairs International
July 08, 2017
Potter & Potter Auctions
Fine Books & Manuscripts

The inaugural Fine Books and Manuscripts auction at Potter & Potter auctions will feature high spots in a number of collecting categories, including printed and manuscript Americana, modern first editions, travel and exploration, natural history, fine bindings and continental books from the 16th century to present day.

Pulp comics, science fiction and fantasy will lead the literature session, including a rare complete run of The Shadow, being the author, Walter B. Gibson's, own set, his names lettered in gilt on the spines of each volume.


July 5th - 7th 10am - 5pm

Potter & Potter Auctions
3759 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 121
Chicago, IL
Auctions Midwest
July 10, 2017
Forum Auctions
Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper

Including a consignment of miscellaneous antiquarian books “The Property of a Collector”; Continental books and early printing; Travel, Topography and Natural History; Letters and Manuscripts; English Literature especially relating to the 19th century with private collections of Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters and Thomas Hardy; William Morris, the pre-Raphaelites and Kelmscott Press; signed T.S. Eliots and some designer book-bindings.


Forum Auctions
220 Queenstown Road
London SW8 4LP
Mon, 3rd July 10.00am – 5.30pm
Tue 4th July 10.00am – 5.30pm

The Westbury Hotel
London W1S 2YF
Fri, 7th July 1.00pm – 5.30pm
Sat, 8th July 11.00am – 4.00pm
Sun, 9th July 11.00am – 4.00pm
Mon, 10th July from 9.30am

The Westbury Hotel
37 Conduit Street
Auctions International
July 11, 2017
Sotheby's - London
English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

Our summer sale of English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin will take place on 11th July 2017. Alongside numerous rare and collectable books, manuscripts, and illustrations, our summer sale will feature the remarkable collection of Garrett Herman. This extensive library includes first editions by Charles Darwin, Charles Lyell, J.S. Mill and Adam Smith. Other highlights of the sale are a group of Jane Austen letters, many examples of fine nineteenth century literature, and selected works by Ronald Searle and other notable cartoonists.

10am & 2:30pm

Fri, July 7th 9am - 4:30pm
Sat, July 8th 12pm - 5pm
Sun, July 9th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, July 10th 9am - 4:30pm

Sotheby's - London
34-35 New Bond Street
Auctions International
July 12, 2017
Cheffins Auctions
The Library Sale


Viewing times:
Mon 10th 10.00 - 17.00
Tue 11th 10.00 - 17.00

Clifton House
1-2 Clifton Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
July 13, 2017
Sotheby's - London
Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

Our auction of Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art on 13 July features a wonderful selection of British paintings, watercolours and drawings from the 19th to early 20th century. One of the highlights of the sale is Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Lady Lilith, which comes to auction for the first time in thirty years and is one of the artist’s most iconic works to remain in private hands. A true celebration of beauty, the work was painted during Rossetti’s most innovative period in the 1860s, when he created the cult of the Pre-Raphaelite beauty, or ‘Stunner’ as he called them.

Additional highlights of the sale include works by other notable Pre-Raphaelite and Classical Revivalist artists John William Godward, Albert Joseph Moore and Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones as well as pictures by Edward Stott, George Clausen and Sir Alfred Munnings, among others. We hope you can join us during our pre-sale exhibition.


Sat, July 8th 12pm - 5pm
Sun, July 9th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, July 10th 9am - 4:30pm
Tue, July 11th 9am - 4:30pm
Wed, July 12th 9am - 4:30pm
Thu, July 13th 9am - 12pm

Sotheby's - London
34-35 New Bond Street
Auctions International
July 13, 2017
PBA Galleries
Art & Illustration - Fine Children's Literature
Sale 619

Over 350 lots of captivating illustrative and decorative materials, rare graphics, literature for children and youth, uncommon photographs, and more. The items range from important early American ornithological works to rare artists’ books, with impressive English color plate books, landmarks of 20th century fantasy, high points of Golden Age illustrated books, and more. Graphic material includes a sizable collection of botanical prints, original comic art, a large number of 19th century travel photographs, art exhibition posters from Puerto Rico, and much more.

Section I: Children’s Literature & Illustrated Books, Lots 1-218

Section II: Prints, Graphics, & Photographs, Lots 219-322

Section III: Lots sold without reserve, following Lot 322


PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
Auctions West
July 16, 2017
Detroit Book Fest 2017
The 1st Annual Detroit Festival of Books!

The Detroit Festival of Books is the first used & rare books festival in the City of Detroit. The Detroit Festival of Books (aka: the Detroit Bookfest) is a goodwill effort to help generate a deeper love and appreciation of books in the Greater Detroit community.

Beer! Food! Music! BOOKS of all sorts: used, rare, unusual, classic, etc. Plus, vinyl LP records, non-corporate local companies.

10am - 4pm

Free entry

Shed 5
Detroit's Eastern Market
2934 Russell Street
Detroit, MI
Festival Midwest
July 16 -
22, 2017
2017 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar/Workshop
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. 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.

The fee for the Antiquarian Book Seminar is $1,500.00 and includes all instructional materials, Sunday evening reception, Monday picnic, Friday farewell dinner, transportation to off-site sessions, and daily breaks. Housing and other meals are charged separately.

Colorado College
14 E. Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO
Educational Programs West
July 21 -
23, 2017
Book Art Biennial 2017
The 2017 Book Art Biennial — Shout Out: Community Intervention, Independent Publishing, and Alternative Distribution — features programming that encourages people of all disciplines and skill levels to amplify individual and collective voice through grassroots artistic practice.

The centerpiece of the Book Art Biennial is the presentation of the MCBA Prize, a unique award that showcases and honors the best artists’ books in the world. The winner will be announced at a gala and awards ceremony the evening of Saturday, July 22.

Gala & Awards Celebration
Saturday, July 22; 7:30pm - 10:30pm
$35 General Admission, $75 VIP

Join us for an evening of live music, refreshments, and mingling with artists, collectors, and special guests! Attend the evening’s program and witness the live presentation of The MCBA Prize, then celebrate with champagne and a dessert reception.

Get the VIP treatment! VIP ticket holders receive access to an exclusive cocktail hour from 6:30-7:30pm where you can view the MCBA Prize finalists’ works and personally meet the artists.
Additional perk! Each VIP ticket holder will receive a commemorative print created under the direction of printer-in-residence Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.

Book Art Biennial Symposium
Saturday, July 22 - Sunday, July 23

Sat, July 22; 8:30am – 4:30pm
Sun, July 23; 10am – noon

We'll conclude the Symposium with Teaching the Book Arts: Making it Matter. In this informal roundtable discussion, facilitated by artist and instructor Rachel Melis, participants will share practical techniques with special emphasis on social engagement, accessibility, and grassroots practice.

Enjoy both days of the Book Art Biennial Symposium for $65. We are also pleased to offer a $30 student rate.

Pre-Biennial Workshops

Four unique workshops will be offered prior to the Book Art Biennial:
-Alternative Printmaking with Rubber Stamps
-Papermaking in the Islamic World
-Innovative Books from Head to -Tail: Ideas – Content – Making
-Approachable Metalworking for Book Artists

Each is designed to inspire participants and demonstrate the intersection of historical craft with contemporary content. Participants of all skill levels are welcome!

Tuition for each is $250 ($225 for MCBA members) plus a $55 supply fee.

Seven Exhibitions

-Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.’s democratic and collaborative project, Open Book Takeover, features 5,000 community-made prints that cover the 55,000 square foot Open Book Building.
-An interactive zine reading lounge, Free for All is in MCBA’s Main Gallery, organized by Twin Cities Zine Fest.
-Guest curator Heid E. Erdrich has gathered Native American voices in the exhibition (About that) Water is Life in MCBA’s Main Gallery.
-Reader’s Art: Control/Alt/Shift, a juried exhibition of artists’ books exploring the politics of control and alternative methods of public discourse, is on view in Open Book’s Cowles Literary Commons.
-End of Times 2, a portfolio of broadsides by 41 letterpress printers organized by Mary Bruno, is on view in the Lerner Bindery Gallery.
-Stamp of Disapproval showcases counter-culture work from MCBA’s S. Helmes and W. Gaglione Rubber Stamp Archive.
-Meander, new work by environmental artist Alyssa Baguss, is on view in the Outlook Gallery.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
First Floor, Open Book building
1011 Washington Avenue S., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN
Other Events Midwest
July 22, 2017
2017 Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair
Now in our eighth year, the 2017 Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair will be held July 22-23 at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. Booksellers from many states east of the Mississippi River will exhibit at this year’s fair. See partial list below. Price of admission is $10 for Saturday and Sunday. (Admission fees will be refundable with purchase of book).

The fair will include a variety of collectible and rare books, autographed documents, and other ephemera. Bibliophiles will discover modern first editions of literature, mystery, and science fiction. Collectible books and documents concerning the War Between the States, the American Revolution, and both World Wars will be available. Dealers specializing in children’s literature, art, religion, fine bindings, and books about books will also be exhibiting at the fair. Book prices ranging from $10 to $10,000 are sure to pique the interest of the leisure reader as well as the most avid collector.

The Factory at Franklin is a 12-building dining, retail and entertainment complex listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 11am - 3pm

The Factory at Franklin
114 East Main Street
Franklin, TN
Book Fairs South
July 27 -
30, 2017
The Newberry Library Book Fair
The Newberry Book Fair, Chicago’s favorite used-book binge, is held the last weekend of July each year. Browse through 120,000+ books in 70 categories, many of which are priced at $3 or under. Scour the sale for amazing deals on cookbooks, fiction, art books, children’s literature, collectibles, movies, records, and much, much more. Admission is free and all proceeds support the Newberry!

Thu & Fri noon - 8pm
Sat & Sun 10am - 6pm

Open to the public

Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL
Book Fairs Midwest
July 27 -
30, 2017
Pulp Fest
Beginning with its first convention in 2009, PulpFest has annually drawn raves from pop culture enthusiasts. 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. That’s why PulpFest is renowned for its wide range of interesting and entertaining programming. So what will be happening at PulpFest 2017?

Although the earliest pulps were general fiction magazines, the rough-paper rags eventually began to specialize. Pulps featuring aviation and war stories, fantasy and the supernatural, love and romance, the railroad, science fiction, sports, and other genres emerged. There were also titles devoted to prison yarns, firefighters, and even engineering stories. However, one of the longest lasting and most popular categories was the detective field. In fact, the first pulp magazine successfully dedicated to a single fiction genre was Street & Smith’s DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
910 Sheraton Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
Festival Mid-Atlantic