January 2016 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Rare Book Week West 2016

Bonhams-Darwin copy.jpgBibliophiles will flock to sunny Southern California next month for an event we like to call Rare Book Week West, anchored by one of the three major US antiquarian book fairs (the others being in New York in April and Boston in November). To facilitate and encourage participation during these exciting book fair weeks, Fine Books pulls together information about what else is going on simultaneously--shadow fairs, book and manuscript auctions, library and museum exhibits, and bookish events to attend or places to visit while you're there. Today we're launching the 2016 edition of Rare Book Week West, featuring the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America-sponsored book fair in Pasadena and Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair, as well as local auctions held by PBA Galleries and Bonhams (where you can bid on the first edition of Darwin's On the Origin of Species seen here), and more.

If you're headed to CA from February 11-14, let our guide help you plan your trip. 

Image: Courtesy of Bonhams.