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October 19, 2019 - October 20, 2019 2019 Los Angeles Printers Fair

FEATURED ARTIST: JESSICA SPRING of Springtide Press in Tacoma, WA

Since her beginnings in the famed Printers Row in Chicago in the 1980’s, Jessica has established a national reputation as an innovative creative force in letterpress printing. Using vintage metal and wood type with antique borders and images, and printed on presses over 100 years old, Jessica’s portfolio is full of color and energy. Ranging from artist’s books, broadsides and ephemera, Jessica’s work can be found in collections and institutions around the country. Most recently she invented Daredevil Furniture to help other printers set type in circles, curves, and angles. She also collaboratives with illustrator Chandler O’Leary on the Dead Feminist broadside series and is co-author of  “THE DEAD FEMINISTS: Historic Heroines in Living Color”. This limited-edition letterpress broadside series and book features quotes by 28 historical feminists, tied to current political and social issues, each printed from hand-drawn letters and type.

Jessica Spring will be exhibiting her broadsides and books during the LA Printers Fair as well as giving an Artist’s Lecture for the public on Saturday evening, October 19th.


Featuring the newly-acquired rare type and printing blocks from Earl Hays Press in Sunland, the leading producer of “fakes” and “inserts” for Hollywood film and television shows for 100 years. Everything from the old newspapers seen in every Western movie or in The Godfather movies, to Astronaut Jack Nicolson on a fake Time Magazine cover, even the printing plates used to make the police decals on Beverly Hills 90210; all of these are the creative work of the iconic Hollywood printing shop known as Earl Hays Press. Over the years, the Printing Museum has worked with Earl Hays Press renting the actual working antique presses used in the films while EHP created the inserts. Now this historic visual archive of Earl Hays Press, synonymous with Hollywood and Los Angeles, will be housed and on view for the public at the Museum.

Activities running throughout the day:

10am - 4pm

Admission $10
Kids 12 & under $5

The International Printing Museum
315 W. Torrance Blvd.

Carson, CA

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Book Fairs West
October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019 Rare Books LAX

Southern California's new antiquarian book, fine print, photography, map, and ephemera fair !

We have 75 exhibitors from all over the world taking part, representing some of the finest firms selling rare books, and specialist in fine print, photography, ephemera and maps.

The Proud Bird
11022 Aviation Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA

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Book Fairs West
December 14, 2019 Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills

Animation Art
Sale #7216

Bidding Begins Approx. November 25th

Full Preview:
December 12th - 14th

Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills
9478 West Olympic Blvd., 1st Floor

Beverly Hills, CA

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Auctions West
October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019 Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book & Map Fair

The Amsterdam Book Fair is presented and managed by the Dutch Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (NVvA), in collaboration with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). These internationally recognized badges of excellence guarantee the accuracy of description and authenticity of all items for sale, as well as the professionalism and knowledge of the participants.

From incunabula to modern signed first editions, visitors to the fair can literally hold history in their hands as they view and buy museum-quality books, maps, prints, manuscripts, ephemera and original artwork.

Sat 13.00 - 18.00
Sun 11.00 - 17.00

Free admission

Marriott Hotel
Stadhouderskade 12

1054 ES Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Book Fairs International
September 17, 2019 Artcurial Auctions

Joseph Altounian Collection: Antique Dealer to Museums, Friend to Artists
Sale #3981


Sep 11th 11am - 7pm 
Sep 12th 11am - 7pm 
Sep 13th 11am - 7pm
Sep 14th 11am - 6pm 
Sep 15th 2pm - 6pm 
Sep 16th 11am - 7pm

Joseph Altounian Collection: Session 2
Sep 18th 14:00

Artcurial Auctions
7 rond-point des Champs-Élysées

Paris, France

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Auctions International