Event Calendar

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July 26, 2019 - July 27, 2019 2019 Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair

The fair will include a variety of collectible and rare books, autographed documents, and other ephemera. Bibliophiles will discover modern first editions of literature, mystery, and science fiction. Collectible books and documents concerning the War Between the States, the American Revolution, and both World Wars will be available. Dealers specializing in children’s literature, art, religion, fine bindings, and books about books will also be exhibiting at the fair. 

Sat 10am - 5pm 
Sun 11am - 3pm 

Admission: $5 (for both days) 

The Factory 
230 Franklin Road

Franklin, TN

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Book Fairs South
July 25, 2019 PBA Galleries

Art & Illustration 
Sale #679 

11am 

PBA Galleries 
1233 Sutter Street

Los Angeles, CA

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Auctions West
August 2, 2019 - August 3, 2019 35th Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair

The Largest Antiquarian Book & Paper Fair in the Rocky Mountain Region! 

Fri 2pm - 8pm 
Say 10am - 4pm 

Denver Mart 
451 East 58th Avenue

Denver, CO

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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 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.

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: INSIDE HOLLYWOOD: THE EARL HAYS PRESS COLLECTION

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:
SHOPPING
LETTERPRESS SWAP MEET
GENERAL GALLERY TOURS and TYPE CASTING
HANDS-ON-PRINTING
THE 50’s PRINTING SHOP
PAPER MAKING

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