Book Fairs | August 11, 2021

Rare Books LA Returns to In-Person Book Fair in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica, CA —  Rare Books LA welcomes you back to in-person book fairs with the upcoming show Rare Books LA - Santa Monica. This exciting event is sponsored by and being held in a beautiful retail storefront at 1219 Third Street Promenade, a prime retail and dining destination just a few blocks from the beach and the world famous Santa Monica Pier. Rare booksellers from throughout the United States are anxious to safely reconnect with the rare book community and share their love of books, maps, ephemera, fine bindings, original art, photography and more.

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The fair opens on Friday, October 1 with a VIP Preview from 6pm-9pm benefiting our non-profit partner KPCC/89.3 FM, member-supported news for Southern California. The fair is also open Saturday, October 2 from 10am-6pm and Sunday October 3 from 11am-4pm. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
In conjunction with the in-person book fair, Rare Books LA is hosting a concurrent virtual book fairusing the Getman’s Virtual platform that kicks off Thursday, September 30 and runs for the duration of the in-person fair. This online event also features exhibitors from the Miniature Book Society. You can see our complete list of exhibitors for both the in-person and virtual book fair on the Rare Books LA website.
For those unable to join us in person, we are offering a limited number of shopping concierge appointments. Our personal shopper will connect with you during a specified time via Zoom or FaceTime to explore the fair with you. Learn more and sign up for a shopping concierge appointment.