September 2015 | Rebecca Rego Barry

A Book Fair Grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is the place to be this weekend. The second annual Brooklyn Books, Art, Photos, and Design Expo (BAPD), featuring 150 book and fine art dealers, opens at the Brooklyn Expo Center at 11:00 Saturday morning. Dealers are coming in from far and wide for this event, as last year's proved a huge success for Impact Events.

806.jpgOfferings will include:

-An original archive of photographs documenting sets constructed for Elia Kazan's 1945 film adaptation of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, from Honey & Wax Booksellers

-Scream at the Librarian, a silkscreen and letterpress editioned book by artists Raymond Pettibon and Cristin Sheehan Sullivan from Booklyn

-John Cheever's copy of Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon from John Kehoe Bookseller (pictured)

-An Inaugural Dissertation on Mercury, Embracing Its Medical History, Curative Action, and Abuse in Certain Diseases (1811) from Jeffrey Rovenpor Rare Books

More highlights are listed here. Plus, Richard Minsky, founder of the Center for Book Arts, will host an exhibit based on his book, The Art of American Book Covers 1875-1930. To add texture to the experience, he will also give a talk on both Saturday and Sunday at 2:00.

And while you're Brooklyn bound, take note: the Brooklyn Book Festival is also underway this weekend, as is the NY Art Book Fair in nearby Queens.