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April 24, 2020 - April 26, 2020 Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair is the oldest and largest fair of its kind in the Southeastern United States. The 39th annual Book Fair will be presented in St. Petersburg's Historic Coliseum,  April 24-26, 2020. 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.

Friday, April 24, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission $10; This ticket is a 3-day pass, providing admission access all weekend

Sat, Apr 25th 10am - 5pm
Sun, Apr 26th, 11am - 4pm

Daily admission $6; Weekend pass $10
Free Admission for Children under 12 and for students with ID.

Free Parking

St. Petersburg Coliseum
535 4th Avenue North

Petersburg, FL

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Book Fairs South
April 16, 2020 Books Ripped Away: Secularization and the Removal of Monastic Books to State Libraries

You can’t judge a book by its cover, unless the cover is 300 years old, worm-devoured, or from a remote archive in the Mediterranean Sea. Then, an archival expert can conclude a lot—not just about the individual book, but about the culture and society that produced it. 

The public will have the opportunity to learn about this and more from HMML archival experts at three lectures taking place this spring. 


In the third lecture, Dr. Matthew Heintzelman, Curator of Western Collections and Rare Books at HMML, will look at the history of monastic collections that were built over centuries and their removal to the Bavarian State Library, state libraries and archives in Austria.

7pm - 9pm

Wine receptions to follow

Free and open to the public

Target Performance Hall at Open Book
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Avenue S., First Floor
Minneapolis, MN

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Lecture Midwest
June 5, 2020 - June 7, 2020 Firsts London Rare Book Fair

The 2020 edition of Firsts London will honour the life and work of one of the country’s most eminent writers, Charles Dickens, in the year which marks 150 years since his death.

More than 150 exhibitors from around the world will gather to offer rare and beautiful works including books, maps, manuscripts and ephemera covering a vast array of subjects.

2020 also sees the introduction of Prints at Firsts London – a dedicated fair-within-a-fair offering original prints from leading dealers and galleries.

Fri, June 5th 12pm - 9pm
Sat, June 6th 11am - 7pm
Sun, June 7th 11am - 5pm

Evolution London
Battersea Park
Queenstown Road

London, UK

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Book Fairs International
September 19, 2020 Paper Town - The Vintage Paper, Book & Advertising Show!

The Only Show of it's kind in New England, featuring everything and anything On or Of Paper! It provides all levels of Vintage Book, Paper, Ephemera, and Postcard Collectors with a premier buying opportunity! Exhibitors from up and down the East Coast will offer the finest in Photographs, Autographs, Advertising, Prints, Posters, Postcards, Political Memorabilia, Books, Magazines, World's Fair, and much, much more.

9am - 3pm

Admission $7
Young Collectors 13-21: $4
under 13 free w/paid Adult

Plenty of free parking and a full service Restaurant for Refreshments

A Special Feature found only at Flamingo Shows will be  Antiques Appraisals 12-2pm by John Bruno, Star of Market Warriors!

Boxboro Regencey Hotel & Conference Center
Parade Ballroom
242 Adams Place

Boxborough, MA 

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Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic
October 18, 2020 The Pioneer Valley Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair

Now in it's sixteenth big year, this show is acknowleged to be one of the finest Vintage Book & Ephemera Fairs in New England!

Members of SNEAB, ABAA, MABA, ILAB, and other select professional Vintage Book & Ephemera Dealers from throughout the United States & Canada, will present the best in Fine Rare & Unusual Old Books, as well as Poetry, Prose, Political, Social, Historical, Children's, Maps, Autographs, Prints, Posters, Ephemera, and Much, Much More at a well-known and easy to find venue in the heart of Massachusetts' Beautiful Pioneer Valley!

Dealers, Collectors, Scholars, Students, and Decorators alike flock to this wonderful event for the best selection, wonderful finds, and desirable treasures found only here!

Special features include book binding, restoration & preservation presentations!

10am - 4pm

Adult Admission is $6, Young Collectors 12-21 $3,
Under 12 free w/Paid Adult

Plenty of free parking

The Smith Vocational School
80 Locust Street (Rt. 9)

Northampton, MA

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Book Fairs Mid-Atlantic