Book Fairs | April 24, 2020

Announcing the Rose City Virtual Book Fair

Courtesy of Cascade Booksellers Association

Even though we have had to cancel the 2020 Rose City Book & Paper Fair scheduled for June 12-13 in Portland, Oregon, we are still going to have a book fair! The inaugural Rose City Virtual Book Fair will take place during the same weekend the fair was originally scheduled. We are very happy about this exciting new opportunity.
Rose City Virtual Book & Paper Fair
June 11-14, 2020
Special preview day: June 11 for $10
Regular fair days: June 12-14 free and open to all
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There are already lots of ways to buy books online. The Rose City Virtual Book Fair is an experience, not a website. It will be a fun and dynamic event, offering an opportunity to visit and explore, browse, chat, connect, buy, collect…
The book fair will be hosted at our website, Once the fair opens to the public, there will be a portal to the virtual book fair on the website leading to pages of images that link to our individual exhibitor’s experiences, or “virtual booths.” They will be offering a wide variety of the best in used, rare and collectible books, paper ephemera, prints, postcards, maps and more using a variety of social media, websites and electronic catalogs. Check the website for more information, and we will update with participating exhibitors as they register.
The fair opens to the public on Friday, June 12 at 9:00 AM PST and runs continuously until 6:00 PM PST on June 14. There will be a one-day advance preview and early opportunity to shop starting at 10:00 AM PST on June 11. Tickets for the advance preview are $10 and are available for sale now on our website.
All of our exhibitors are operating small and independent businesses. These are unprecedented times, and many of our exhibitors have been impacted by the closures and business restrictions necessary in this time of COVID 19. The Rose City Virtual Book Fair is an innovative approach to the crisis and creates a safe opportunity for our booksellers to reach and engage with buyers and collectors in a dynamic way.