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February 25, 2021 - February 28, 2021 Printed Matter's Virtual Art Book Fair

Opening: Thursday, February 24

Applications are now open for Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair (Opening February 24, 2021).
Applications will be open until Tuesday, September 1 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.

Since the first NY Art Book Fair in 2005, Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs have been among the leading international gatherings for fostering the distribution, understanding, and celebration of artists’ books and art related publishing. In 2021, the NY Art Book Fair and LA Art Book Fair will be produced as a combined online event—Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair—safely bringing the artists’ book community together for a fun and experimental new Fair.

Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs have hosted exhibitors from around the world featuring a wide variety of works—from zines and artists’ books to rare and out of print publications, and contemporary art editions. In this new iteration, the Fair will be more broadly accessible to visitors and exhibitors than ever before, and we are thrilled to serve and support artists’ book publishing without the challenge of international travel. As we embrace the possibilities of this time of social and political transformation, we feel that an online event of this kind can continue to provide an essential space rooted in connection, expression, and criticality. The Fair will feature a full schedule of the live programs that have made the event special in the past— discussions and workshops, interactive book launches, musical performances, and much more. 

Free & open to the public

Printed Matter, Inc.
231 11th Avenue

New York, NY

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Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
November 20, 2020 - November 22, 2020 The IOBA 2nd Virtual Book Fair

Move from this September to November !

Expect the next fair to be faster than our first, and to see the debut of a number of exciting new features to accompany the broad variety of interesting material our members will offer for sale.

Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA)
16192 Coastal Highway

Lewes, DE

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Book Fairs Virtual
November 12, 2020 - November 14, 2020 The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair -- VIRTUAL

The 44th Annual Fall Gathering For Booklovers, The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, goes virtual.

An alluring treasure trove awaits seasoned collectors as well as new visitors at the 44th annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair which will be held virtually November 12-14, 2020.  The event will showcase the finest in rare and valuable books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, ephemera, political and historic documents, maps, atlases, photographs, fine and decorative prints, and much more.

Collectors will be able to virtually peruse the booths of every exhibitor in the Fair, or quickly visit their favorite dealers, hosted in an easy-to-navigate online version of the traditional book fair booth. A search feature will allow visitors to quickly browse by category, dealer, keyword, with each item featuring a brief description, condition, and price; with the ability to contact dealers directly to learn more about the items for sale. Each exhibitor will showcase up to 50 of their most interesting and significant pieces, creating a remarkable and diverse selection of items from around the world.  Fresh items will be available throughout the weekend as dealers will be continually restocking their virtual booths.

With the Fair moving online, everyone around the globe can attend the Boston Book Fair, one of the oldest and most respected antiquarian book shows in the U.S.!

Opens Nov 13th 11am, runs 24 hours a day online, until Nov 14th 7pm

Patron Preview on Fri, Nov 12th 11am - 7pm:
Will require purchase of a ticket for $50.00, and it will be an exclusive opportunity to get a first look at items for sale

Free & open to the public

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Book Fairs Virtual
October 15, 2020 - October 16, 2020 Heritage Auctions - Dallas

Rare Books Signature Auction Featuring Otto Penzler Mystery Fiction Part III
Sale #6230

Bidding Begins Approx. Sep 25th

Preview by appt. only.

Heritage Auctions - Dallas
2801 W. Airport Freeway

Dallas, TX

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Auctions South
October 15, 2020 - October 18, 2020 Rare Books LAX Virtual

The safety of our exhibitors and customers is important, therefore we have made the decision to host Rare Books LAX Virtually in 2020. Don't miss the chance to explore our specialists in ephemera, antiquarian books, fine prints, photography and more!

This is a book fair for the modern age, bringing together fine works on paper. Rare Books LAX features 75 leading specialists in antiquarian books, fine prints, photography, ephemera, maps, and more from throughout the United States and Europe.

Open online 24/7, Thu, Oct 15th 10am - Sat, Oct 18th 5pm

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Book Fairs Virtual