Event Calendar

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February 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020 California International Antiquarian Book Fair

Welcome to the 53rd California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Pasadena California! In 2020, we are excited to feature Women's Suffrage in the United States with special exhibits and panels. We’re also hosting a celebration of the science fiction and fantasy writer Ray Bradbury and continuing our support for the California Young Book Collector's Prize. We look forward to seeing you at our three-day event, which is recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world.

Featuring over 150 booksellers from the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), this three-day event is recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world. Visitors have the opportunity to see, learn about, and purchase the finest in rare books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, fine prints, photographs, ephemera, and more.

The artwork used in the promotion of the book fair is reproduced from artist Bertha Boye's beautiful "Votes for Women" poster. On October 10, 1911, California became the sixth state where women could vote equally with men, nine years before the 19th Amendment enfranchised women nationally. Boye's artwork is probably the most popular poster produced during the American suffrage movement. Her design won first place in a contest sponsored by the College Equal Suffrage League in San Francisco, and the image was later reproduced on cards, fliers and publicity stamps. For an entire week in August, stores in San Francisco featured the poster in their windows, often accompanied by decorations in suffrage yellow, which supporters referred to as "the color of success."

Boye's artwork is probably the most popular poster produced during the American suffrage movement. Her design, featuring a draped western suffragist posed against the Golden Gate as the sun sets behind her, won first place in a contest sponsored by the College Equal Suffrage League in San Francisco. The image was later reproduced on cards, fliers and publicity stamps.

Fri, Feb 7th 3pm - 8pm
Sat, Feb 8th 11am - 7pm
Sun, Feb 9th 11am - 5pm

$25: Preview on Friday 7th (includes Saturday and Sunday)
$15: Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th

Students: $5.00 off admission (with current valid ID)
ABAA and ILAB members: Free admission (with membership card)

Pasadena Convention Center
Oakland Marriott City Center
300 E. Green Street

Pasadena, CA

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Book Fairs West
February 8, 2020 - February 9, 2020 Rare Books LA

The Los Angeles Fine Print Fair (LAFPF) , now in its 33rd year, is the longest-running fair focused exclusively on original Fine Art Prints. Visitors can browse works for sale from Dürer to Rauschenberg to exciting young print artists in their prime. Most dealers are members of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) and all are vetted experts in their fields.

The fair will take place at the Pasadena Sheraton, steps away from the ABAA California Int’l Antiquarian Book Fair, held the same weekend at the Pasadena Convention Center. Artworks on offer range from traditional Japanese woodblock prints to Old Master to Impressionist, California and Contemporary art, with a range of prices that will fit every collector’s wallet.

For centuries, many of the world’s greatest artists created original prints, and these works can still be acquired for a fraction of the price of a painting or sculpture. This fine art printing tradition continues today. We are pleased to welcome LA’s own Self-Help Graphics for the first time, with their focus on local Latina/o artists.

As the only fair of its kind in Southern California, LAFPF offers collectors a unique opportunity to view thousands of prints and learn from twelve of the field’s leading experts, all in a relaxed environment. Spend the day in beautiful Pasadena and catch both the Fine Print Fair and the Antiquarian Book Fair.

Sat 10am - 6pm
Sun 10am - 6pm

Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
303 Cordova Street

Pasadena, CA 

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Book Fairs West
February 12, 2020 - February 13, 2020 Bonhams - London, Knightsbridge

The Gentleman's Library Sale

10am both days

Bonhams - London, Knightsbridge
Montpelier Street
Knightsbridge

London, UK

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Auctions International
February 13, 2020 Swann Auction Galleries

Vintage Posters
Sale 2529

Including Designs by Emil Cardinaux, Sascha Maurer & Alphonse Mucha

10:30am & 1:30pm

Preview Dates
Sat, Feb 8th 12pm - 5pm
Mon, Feb 10th 10am - 6pm
Tue, Feb 11th 10am - 6pm
Wed, Feb 12th 10am - 6pm

Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street

New York, NY

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Auctions Mid-Atlantic
February 13, 2020 - February 18, 2020 Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show

It is with much anticipation that the Palm Beach Show Group announces the return of the 17th annual Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show with a new name – THE PALM BEACH SHOW.

The Palm Beach Show remains the area’s only high-end showcase offering items spanning every genre, juxtaposing many periods and movements. The new show name and a refreshed logo emphasizes its all-inclusive nature as well as reaffirms our prominent presence in the Palm Beach market as the most prestigious cultural event of the season.

Fri, Feb 14th 11am – 7pm
Sat, Feb 15th 11am – 7pm
Sun, Feb 16th 11am – 7pm
Mon, Feb 17th 11am – 7pm
Tue, Feb 18th 11am – 6pm

Exclusive Vernissage Preview – Invitation Only
Thu, Feb 13th 5pm – 7pm

Opening Night Preview Party
Thu, Feb 13th 7pm – 10pm

Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd.

West Palm Beach, FL

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Book Fairs South