Book Fairs | September 7, 2022

The Boston Rare Book & Ephemera Fair Returns

Courtesy of Book Fair Promotion

Boston — The 2022 edition of the Boston Rare Book and Ephemera Fair, the “Satellite Show,” will be held on Saturday, November 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116, a short walk from the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Hynes Convention Center.

The fair’s growing list of exhibitors, include antiquarian  booksellers and ephemera specialists from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Ontario, Canada.  Exhibitors comprise veteran dealers with lifetime careers in the trade, as well as young booksellers, who've recently started their own businesses after working in the field for others along with recent graduates of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminars at St. Olaf College in Minnesota and Rare Books School.

The fair will showcase rare and antiquarian books, distinctive bindings, fine letterpress printing, limited editions, signed books, paper Americana, autographs, photo albums, diaries and journals, broadsides, original watercolors, and posters. Exhibitors’ specialties include cultural and social history, children’s illustrated books, the Beats and counter culture, poetry, art, and the avant-garde, occult, drugs, social movements, literary fiction, mystery and science fiction.

The Boston Rare Book and Ephemera Fair is sponsored by the Massachusetts Center for the Book and Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers.

An events program including talks by antiquarian book collectors, booksellers, authors, publishers, and ephemera experts is planned. Details to be announced early this fall.

Admission: $15. For more information and discounted tickets, visit