Book Fairs | August 21, 2012

Boston Book Collectors' Weekend

August 2012 - BOSTON, MA - The Boston Book, Print and Ephemera Show, established 15 years ago by Bernice Bornstein as a satellite to the larger ABAA/ILAB Fair, is now managed by Marvin Getman of Impact Events Group. This independent show (not affiliated with the ABAA) will feature 70 book, print and ephemera dealers. Getman stated, "The first thing I did after I purchased the show was to hunt for a venue closer to the Hynes where we could establish roots. I was fortunate to find this newly renovated space only four blocks from the Hynes. I know that both sellers and buyers will be happy with the location.”

The 36th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair sponsored by the New England Chapter of the American Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), comes to the Hynes Convention Center November 16-18, 2012. Over 125 dealers from the United States, Europe, and South America will exhibit and sell rare, collectible and antiquarian books; illuminated manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, modern first editions, photographs, and fine and decorative prints. Whether you are a collector or browser, the Fair offers something for every taste and budget—books on travel, art, sports, gastronomy, gardening, natural history, science, literature, fashion, music, and children’s literature will all be available.

This year, both shows’ managers are collaborating to promote November 16-18 as Boston Book Collectors’ Weekend. Patrons who purchase an admission ticket for Saturday, November 17, to either of the two shows will receive a complimentary admission pass to the other show, good for entry on Saturday only.

Boston Book, Print and Ephemera Show: For more information, call 781-862-4039 or visit
Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley St., Boston, MA -
Saturday, November 17     8:00am-4:00pm     $ 10  ticket (valid for Saturday admission to Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair)

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair: A portion of ticket sales from the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair will benefit the Boston Public Library and the American Antiquarian Society. Tickets available at and at the show’s box office during show hours. For more information, call 617-266-6540 or visit
Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA -
Friday, November 16         5:00pm-9:00pm    $15 ticket (valid for entry throughout weekend)
??Saturday, November 17        12:00pm-7:00pm    $8 ticket (valid for Saturday admission to Boston Book, Print and Ephemera Show)??
Sunday, November 18    12:00pm-5:00pm    $8 ticket (free with college ID)