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January 10 -
April 22, 2017
HIST 75H: A Masterclass on Houghton Library
Harvard faculty celebrate Houghton Library’s 75th anniversary with a masterclass on its outstanding collections.

Nearly 50 academics in fields ranging from astronomy to government reveal Houghton treasures of personal and professional significance. From a wanted poster for Lincoln’s assassins to Charlotte Brontë’s childhood handmade miniature books, the assembled objects represent formative encounters from their student days and careers at Harvard, and the inspiration behind countless publications, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller.

Each year, Harvard faculty lead hundreds of class sessions at Houghton, introducing generations of students to the learning and research potential of the university’s rich and varied special collections. Their ever-evolving perspectives constantly invigorate collections in the library’s care.
Houghton Library invites you to take part in this masterclass with Harvard’s world-renowned teachers and scholars by choosing your own track through this exhibition. We hope they inspire you to have your own encounters with the collections in the reading room, seminar rooms and online.

Join us for the official opening party for the exhibition HIST 75H: A Masterclass on Houghton Library, and launch of the podcast series Houghton75. Monday, February 13, 5.30- 7.30 p.m.

Houghton Library
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Educational Programs New England
February 01, 2017
Bonhams - London, Knightsbridge

13:00 GMT

29 Jan 2017 11:00 - 15:00 GMT
30 Jan 2017 09:00 - 16:30 GMT
31 Jan 2017 09:00 - 16:30 GMT
01 Feb 2017 09:00 - 13:00 GMT

Bonhams - London, Knightsbridge
Montpelier Street
London, Knightsbridge , ENGLAND
Auctions International
February 03 -
05, 2017
The 24th Annual Miami International Map Fair
The Miami International Map Fair, presented by HistoryMiami Museum, is the premiere and longest running map fair in the Western Hemisphere. World renowned dealers exhibit and sell antique maps, globes, atlases, and rare antiquarian books. The Miami International Map Fair also features various enlightening presentations by map experts. Visitors can also enjoy computer generated, interactive presentations created by the University of Miami Department of Geography.

Map Expert Presentation subjects:
*Panel discussion on 20th Century pictorial maps
*Little known provenance of unique maps from the Boston Public Library
*Celestial maps and charts

2017 Presenters and Panelists:
Elisabeth Burdon: Map dealer, OLDIMPRINTS.COM
Ronald E. Grim: Curator of Maps, The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library
Dr. Stephen Hornsby: Author and Trustee Professor, University of Maine System
Nick Kanas, MD: Author and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco
Dr. James Utley: National speaker, map collector and VP of Medical Affairs at Coventry Health Care

Fri Private Access Day for Full Access Weekend Registrants and Dealers

Sat Open to the Public 10am - 5pm
Sun Open to the Public 12pm - 5pm

Cultural Center Garage
50 NW 2nd Avenue

HistoryMiami Museum
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
Art/Antiques Fairs South
February 03, 2017
Link Auction Galleries


Link Auction Galleries
5000 Washington Place
St. Louis, MO
Auctions Midwest
February 04 -
05, 2017
The Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo and Paper Fair
Exhibitors will display and offer for sale a wide variety of Antiquarian rare and modern first edition books, prints, posters, vintage photographs, autographs, fine graphics, maps, manuscripts and many unique pieces of ephemera. The seasoned enthusiast, beginning collector or someone just browsing should not miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience so many fine collections all in one location.

Sat 10am - 6pm
Sun 11am - 4pm

General Admission $8.
Senior Citizens (62+ years) $5.00
Children under 12 free

Free Return Privileges

Exhibit Hall B.
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA
Book Fairs West
February 04, 2017
Potter & Potter Auctions
The Golden Age of Magic Posters -Part II

This highly anticipated auction is a follow-up to last year's successful June auction.

Choice items from the collection of Norm and Lupe Nielsen to be offered up for sale include a Houdini three-sheet featuring the Water Torture Cell, rare Chung Ling-Soo images, a Kellar Cassadaga Propaganda one-sheet, images advertising, Thurston, Powell, Professor Anderson, and many, many others. Don't miss your chance to own a piece of this significant magic collection.


Previews take place in the gallery from February 1st-3rd from 10am - 5pm.

Potter & Potter Auctions
3759 N. Ravenswood, Suite 121
Chicago, IL
Auctions Midwest
February 05 -
08, 2017
The 6th Biennial International Book Fair and Symposium
CODEX 2017

Book Fair: FEBRUARY 5-8, 2017
Symposium: FEBRUARY 6-7, 2017

* $300 SYMPOSIUM TICKET If you are only attending the Symposium (not exhibiting at the Book Fair) or would like to purchase an additional Symposium ticket.

* $80 BUS TICKET Remember: if you do not have a means of transportation to and from the fair, you will need to sign up for the bus.

* $70 GALA DINNER (Wednesday, February 8, 2017)


Craneway Pavilion
1414 Harbor Way South
Richmond, CA
Book Fairs West
February 07, 2017
Forum Auctions
Libri Antichi e Rari (Fine Books and Works on Paper)

Bidding activity will take place on our Italian site


Roma, Via Antonio
Bertoloni 45
Auctions International
February 08, 2017
Sotheby's - Paris
Livres et Manuscrits

The sale opens with a selection of outstanding medical manuscripts from the library of Jean Blondelet. This group includes rare first editions of Paré, Fabrici, Paracelse, Cardan, Harvey, Santori, Major, Mersenne, Guillemeau, and Larrey, as well as a Dürer once owned by Nostradamus. These will be joined by a selection of illustrated scientific books from the 16th to the 18th centuries, botanic and zoological works, 18th-century literature and Napoleonica.
The manuscripts of Rimbaud’s La rivière de cassis featured in the auction, as well as original drawings by the author are, like anything associated with him, outstanding. These literary highlights will be presented alongside manuscripts from Apollinaire, Barbey d'Aurevilly, Proust, Breton, Guy Debord, and Genet. Sartre’s long manuscript of an unfinished novel, La Dernière chance, will also be included.
The auction also features artists’ letters from Ensor, Jaguer, Jorn, Pissarro, Redon and Signac; original drawings by Picasso, Bellmer and Saint-Exupéry; and manuscripts from musicians such as Berlioz and Liszt, and the inventor of photography, Nicéphore Niépce. The sale is completed with illustrated books and original drawings by Louise Bourgeois, Buren, Dubuffet, Klimt, Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Miró, Staël, and Vieira da Silva.


Fri, Feb 03 10am - 6pm
Sat, Feb 04 2pm - 6pm
Mon, Feb 06 10am - 6pm
Tue, Feb 07 10am - 6pm

Sotheby's - Paris
76, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Auctions International
February 08, 2017

Saturday 4th February 9am – 1pm
Monday 6th February 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 7th February 9am – 5pm
Morning of sale 8:30am

Bocardo House
St. Michael’s Street
Auctions International
February 09 -
12, 2017
Works on Paper
Early, Modern, & Contemporary art on paper under one roof

Visit the Works on Paper Fair to view and buy from leading dealers in Early, Victorian, Modern and Contemporary art, all on paper. For several of the dealers, this is the only fair they exhibit at.

The wide range of works on paper at the fair includes drawings, watercolours, original prints and posters

Prices range from under £500 up to £250,000.

The fair always features a loan exhibition of pictures not normally on display to the public. Our loan exhibition for the 2017 fair is a selection from the superb Eton College Collections.

3pm - 9pm - Wed (Opening Preview)
​11am - 9pm - Thu
11am - 6pm - Fri, Sat & Sun

Royal Geographical Society Exhibition Road
Art/Antiques Fairs International
February 10 -
12, 2017
The 50th Annual California International Antiquarian Book Fair
Come to the California International Antiquarian Book Fair and take part in an incredible opportunity to browse and buy books from nearly 200 Booksellers from around the world.

Featuring the collections and rare treasures of nearly 200 booksellers from over 20 different countries the California International Antiquarian Book Fair is recognized as one of the world's largest and most prestigious exhibitions of antiquarian books.

Fri, Feb. 10th 3pm - 8pm
Sat, Feb. 11th 11am - 7pm
Sun, Feb. 12th 11am - 5pm

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA
Book Fairs West
February 11 -
12, 2017
VNSA 61st Used Book Sale
Volunteer Non-Profit Service Association 61st Used Book Sale

Rare and Unusual items

The Next Chapter!

Giving back to the community since 1957, we are proud to continue the story of the VNSA Used Book Sale in our community.

Sat 8am - 6pm
Sun 8am - 4pm

Because VNSA wants everyone to have an equal opportunity to purchase books at the sale, we do NOT provide a Preview Sale to the public.

Due the rotation of other events at the Fairgrounds affects date availability, VNSA recommends that you always reverify the date of the Book Sale in advance.

Free admission

Arizona State Fairgrounds
1826 W. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ
Book Sale Southwest
February 12, 2017
PBA Auction Galleries
Rare Books & Manuscripts
Sale #607

PBA presents 221 lots of rare, important, interesting, and charitable works, ranging from manuscript laws of Venice in the 16th century to legendary 20th century fantasy, with landmarks of philosophy, science and literature, rare illustrated books, historical accounts of travels through the world, and much more. Concluding the auction are nearly 100 lots of material donated by antiquarian booksellers to be sold for the benefit of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Benevolent Fund and the Elisabeth Woodburn Fund, which provides financial support for scholarly research and education relevant to the antiquarian book trade.


Fri, Feb. 10th Noon - 5pm
Sat, Feb. 11th 9am - 5pm

Room 202 on Level II
Oakland Marriott City Center Hotel
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA
Auctions West
February 14, 2017
Swann Auction Galleries
Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks
Sale #2436

This sale boasts photographs from the early days of the medium to NASA missions. Contemporary works by Nan Goldin, Daido Moriyama and Hiroshi Sugimoto are highlights.


Preview Dates
Thu, Feb 9th 12pm - 5pm
Fri, Feb 10th 12pm - 5pm
Sat, Feb 11th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Feb 13th 12pm - 5pm
Tue, Feb 14th 10am - 12pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
February 17, 2017
Freeman's Auctions
Sale #1564


Main Floor Gallery
Freeman's Auctions
1808 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
February 18 -
19, 2017
Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair
We celebrate our 38th year this February, at P.S. 3 in the West Village. "The Hippie School" as it’s alternative education pioneers fondly nicknamed it in 1971 (and by which it is still known today) sponsors this event yearly to raise funds for the school's inspired enrichment programs.

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

Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
February 21, 2017
What Middletown Read: Rediscovering Late Nineteenth-Century American Reading Habits
Historical reading experiences remain among the most elusive elements of the past. The chance discovery of circulation records from the Muncie Public Library that span the years from 1891 to 1902 (with one gap) offer insights into the reading habits and tastes of the residents of Muncie, Indiana, the community that would later become the subject of the famed “Middletown” sociological studies. The What Middletown Read database, constructed from these handwritten ledgers and supplemented by census records and bibliographic data, provides scholars with evidence of aspects of reading behavior, including oral reading during an era of increasing silent reading, binge reading, networks of taste and interest formed by library users, and autodidacticism. In this talk, Felsenstein and Connolly, who co-authored a study based on the What Middletown Read data, will examine the role of this midwestern library in shaping popular reading habits. They will also consider the impact of Andrew Carnegie’s philanthropy on local libraries and reading behavior, as documented in the Carnegie Collections maintained at Columbia’s Butler Library.

Frank Felsenstein is co-author with Dr. Connolly of What Middletown Read: Print Culture in an American Small City (University of Massachusetts Press, 2015), and joint editor of Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis (University of Toronto Press, 2016). His earlier publications include Anti-Semitic Stereotypes (1995) and English Trader, Indian Maid: Representing Gender Race and Slavery in the New World (1999), both with Johns Hopkins University Press. He is the Reed D. Voran Honors Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Ball State University.

James J. Connolly is the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of History and Director of the Center for Middletown Studies at Ball State University. His recent publications include What Middletown Read: Print Culture in an American Small City (2015), co-authored with Frank Felsenstein, and Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis (co-editor, 2016). He has also taught at the Free University Berlin, the University of Washington, and the University of Texas-Arlington. His research examines the cultural and political history of urban America. He received a Ph.D. in American History from Brandeis University in 1995.


Free & open to the public*
*Please note that as of August 2016 registration is required

Butler Library, Room 523
Columbia University Morningside Campus
535 West 114th Street
New York, NY
Lecture Mid-Atlantic
February 22, 2017
Woodshed Gallery, Fine Arts Auctions
Prints & Drawings by Old and Modern Masters

Featuring a pair of original sanguine drawings by Marc Chagall The auction will also feature numerous other important works by noted, listed artists, plus a signed note from John F. Kennedy and a selection of proofs and publications from Leonard Baskin’s Gehenna Press.

12pm, live/online only

Woodshed Gallery, Fine Arts Auctions
Franklin, MA
Auctions New England
February 22, 2017
Cheffins Auctions
The Library Sale


Viewing times:
Mon 20th 10.00 - 17.00
Tue 21st 10.00 - 18.00

Clifton House
1-2 Clifton Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire , UNITED KINGDOM
Auctions International
February 24 -
26, 2017
Printed Matter's: LA Art Book Fair
Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 300 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers. Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2016 saw over 35,000 visitors over the course of three and a half days.

Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR is the companion fair to Printed Matter’s NY ART BOOK FAIR, held every fall in New York. In September 2016, over 39,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and enthusiasts attended Printed Matter’s NY ART BOOK FAIR.

Fri, Feb 24th 1pm - 7pm
Sat, Feb 25th 11am - 7pm
Sun, Feb 26th 11am - 6pm

Preview Feb 23rd 6pm - 9pm, $10 admission

Free & open to the public

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Book Fairs West