June 2016 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Not-to-Miss Summer Events for Bibliophiles

Within the next week subscribers will receive our summer issue featuring "Biblio 360," our annual listing of book clubs & societies, classes & workshops, events & exhibits of interest to book collectors. Until then, we wanted to call attention to some upcoming summer events in case you want to "book" your trip now!

Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair: A book fair with Southern flair held July 8-10 on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. "Book prices ranging from $10 to $50,000 are sure to pique the interest of the leisure reader as well as the most avid collector." The cost is $10 for weekend admission; $15 for Friday preview plus weekend admission, all refundable with purchase of books.

PulpFest 2016: A convention, a fair, and an auction for collectors of vintage popular fiction, comics, westerns, and related materials, with particular attention this year to the 120th anniversary of the debut of the first pulp magazine, The Argosy. Happening in Columbus, Ohio, from July 21-24. The cost is $10-$40 depending on length of visit.  

Newberry Book Fair.jpgNewberry Book Fair: "Chicago's favorite used-book binge," held this year July 28-31. Browse 120,000+ books in 70 categories--sounds like a fantastic scouting opportunity. Free.

Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair: The 32nd annual Rocky Mountain offers "books and maps ... cultural oddities and whimsical finds" on August 5-6 in Denver, Colorado. This year's exhibitors include Back of Beyond, Rulon-Miller Books, Ken Sanders Rare Books, and many more. The cost is $7 per day, $12 for both days, less if purchased in advance. 

Miniature Book Society Conclave: The Dallas/McKinney area of Texas hosts the 2016 annual gathering of miniature book enthusiasts, August 5-8. You must register for programs and trips ($275 per person, by July 7), but the Sunday book fair, with a "robust number of high-profile vendors," is open to the public from 11:00-4:00 at no cost.

Image: The 2014 Newberry Book Fair.