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April 20 -
22, 2018
Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair is the oldest and largest fair of its kind in the Southeastern United States.

The book fair features dealers specializing in books of every age and subject matter, antique maps, ephemera and other paper collectibles. You can follow us on the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair Blog and on our Facebook event page. You can learn more about the more than three decades of book fair history in the FABA Museum.

St. Petersburg Coliseum
535 4th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL
Book Fairs South
April 18 -
21, 2018
2018 Manuscript Society Annual Meeting – New Orleans
New Orleans – the Crescent City, the Paris of America, the Big Easy, that “land of dreamy dreams,” and the “city that care forgot” – has a long history and a rich culture that has made it a destination for colonists, immigrants, fortune-seekers, artists, musicians, and visitors of all backgrounds since its founding in 1718. Many may be familiar with our celebration of Carnival culminating in Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday”) and our cuisine, but may not be as knowledgeable regarding New Orleans’s wealth of archives and rare book holdings in our university, municipal, and private repositories. Showing their faith in the rebirth of New Orleans, the Manuscripts Society came to New Orleans in the Spring of 2006. The Manuscripts Society will once again be “’Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” for its Annual Conference in 2018, the 300th anniversary of the city’s founding.

Registration is $600.00 per person. Travel and hotel are not included.

APRIL 18th
The opening reception is at the exquisite 1826 Beauregard-Keys House. Named for two of its more famous residents, General P.G.T. Beauregard (who ordered the opening shots on Fort Sumter in 1861) and twentieth-century author Frances Parkinson Keyes, the residence is a particularly fine example of a raised center hall house.

Opening Presentations at The Williams Research Center, a privately-funded museum, research facility, and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans, the lower Mississippi Valley, and the Gulf South region, will be the site of the opening plenary session. It is located just a quick walk from the Place d’Armes hotel. The opening session will feature Dr. Richard Campanella, a geographer with the Tulane University School of Orleans and the author of seven critically acclaimed books about New Orleans, including Bourbon Street: A History, Lincoln in New Orleans, Bienville’s Dilemma, and Geographies of New Orleans.

Following Dr. Campanella, Ms. Sally Reeves will present a talk, “Preservation the Notarial Records from 1735 -1970.” The New Orleans Notarial Archives (NONA) records date from 1735 to July 1970, during the time of Civil Law notarial practice when notaries archived their own records. The records are arranged the way they were created by notary and then by date.

Ending the morning session, The Historic New Orleans Collection Staff will present a timely presentation on the cost of preservation and the care of manuscript materials.

Of course, New Orleans is known for food. As a result, a special visit is being planned to the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. It is representative of the city’s hunger to learn and preserve culinary knowledge and traditions. Lunch on Thursday will be at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SOFAB) and promises to be highly instructive.

APRIL 20th
Tulane University Repository visits
Friday takes the society to the campus of Tulane University. Over the decades, the university has founded a number of excellent archives and institutes.

APRIL 21st
On Saturday morning, we return to The Historic New Orleans Collection for a closing session dedicated to New Orleans collectors.

Lunch and the afternoon are on your own.

The closing banquet will be at Arnaud’s Restaurant. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Arnaud’s offers classic Creole Cuisine and exemplary service in beautifully restored turn of the century dining rooms.

New Orleans, LA
Other Events South
April 05 -
08, 2018
The Photography Show
One of the world's most prestigious annual photography events, The Photography Show is the longest-running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium, offering a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs as well as photo-based art, video, and new media.

More than 100 Galleries from Around the World

After a stellar performance in its new location at Pier 94 this past spring, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) has announced that the 38th edition of The Photography Show will be held April 5-8, 2018, again at Pier 94. More than 100 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries will present a range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern, and 19th century photographs, photo-based art, video, and new media. The Show will open with a vernissage on April 4, 2018.

The Photography Show will feature galleries from around the world, including the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico, the Middle East, and South America. With four sections, the Show will offer work from both AIPAD members and new exhibitors, as well as younger galleries, and book dealers and publishers.

Wednesday, April 4

Vernissage VIP Hours: 2pm - 5pm
Vernissage Public Hours: 5pm - 9pm

Thu, April 5 - Sat, April 7

VIP Hours: 11am - 12pm
Public Hours: 12pm - 8pm

Sun, April 8

VIP Hours: 11am - 12pm
Public Hours: 12pm - 6pm

Pier 94
711 12th Avenue
New York, NY
Other Events Mid-Atlantic
April 06, 2018
The Center for Book Art
Annual Benefit & Art Auction

Please join us for this year’s Benefit as we honor these exceptional members of the larger book arts community:

Julie Chen, book artist, proprietor of Flying Fish Press and Professor of Book Art at Mills College JAB-Brad Freeman, Founder and Editor, Journal of Artists’ Books–JAB Robert Rubin, MD – Collector and Patron

Come for an evening of live music, cocktails and refreshments, a silent auction, and a live auction featuring work by acclaimed artists.

6pm - 9pm

The Center for Book Art
28 West 27th Street, Third Floor
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
April 12, 2018
Swann Auction Galleries
Printed & Manuscript Americana
Sale #2473


Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
April 19, 2018
Swann Auction Galleries
The Knowing Eye: Photographs & Photobooks
Sale #2474


Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
April 25, 2018
Doyle - New York
Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

The sale will offer a wide assortment of material ranging from early illuminated manuscripts to modern literary first editions. Highlighting the sale is property from the Estate of Arnold "Jake" Johnson.


Exhibition Dates
Fri, Apr 20 10am – 5pm
Sat, Apr 21 10am – 5pm
Sun, Apr 22 12pm – 5pm

Doyle - New York
175 East 87th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
April 26, 2018
Swann Auction Galleries
Fine Illustrated Books & Graphics
Sale #2475


Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street
New York, NY
Auctions Mid-Atlantic
April 19 -
21, 2018
Reading, Writing, Printing A Conference in Honor of Peter Stallybrass
Please join us for a conference in celebration of the career of Peter Stallybrass, Annenberg Professor in the Humanities, Professor of English, and Director of the Workshop in the History of Material Texts at the University of Pennsylvania. We will gather to honor Peter's immense contributions to scholarship and to all of our intellectual lives by exchanging new ideas, fostering new collaborations, and, in keeping with Peter's style, eating and drinking together.

Registration is required.

Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion
University of
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Educational Programs Mid-Atlantic
April 07 -
08, 2018
Heritage - Dallas
Vintage Movie Posters
Sale #7178

Bidding Begins Approx. March 16th

Full Preview: April 2nd - 6th

Heritage Auctions - Dallas
3500 Maple Avenue, 17th Floor
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
April 18, 2018
Heritage - Dallas
Manuscripts - Dallas
Sale #6196

Bidding Begins Approx. March 30th

PREVIEW: Tue, April 17, 2018

Heritage Auctions - Dallas
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX
Auctions Southwest
April 06 -
07, 2018
Richmond Antiquarian Book Fair.
Used, Collectible, & Antiquarian Booksellers in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Fri 1pm - 6pm
Sat 9:30am - 4pm

Virginia Historical Society
428 North Blvd.
Richmond, VA
Book Fairs South