Summer Book Fairs & Festivals

Courtesy of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

The Edinburgh International Book Festival, 2018, at Charlotte Square Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland. This multi-day fair happens every August.

The unofficial kickoff to summer is upon us! Whether you will find yourself in London or Edinburgh, Chicago or Portland this summer, there are many antiquarian book fairs and book festivals to keep in mind, including: 

Granite State Book and Ephemera Fair (now known as the Northern New England Bookfair). June 2. Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Rd., Concord, NH.

Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair. June 7-9. Battersea Park, London.

Printers Row Lit Fest. June 8-9. South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL.

Nantucket Book Festival. June 13-16, 2019.

Rose City Book & Paper Fair. June 14-15. Doubletree Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, OR.

Chicago Book & Paper Fair. June 15. Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Hall.

ANZAAB Australian Antiquarian Book Fair. July 12-14. Wilson Hall, The University of Melbourne, Australia.

GonzoFest (a Hunter S. Thompson celebration). July 20. Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville, KY.

Detroit Festival of Books. July 21. Eastern Market, Sheds 5 and 6, Detroit, MI.

Newberry Library Book Fair. July 25-July 28. Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL.

Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair. July 27-28. The Factory, 230 Franklin Rd., Franklin, TN.

Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair. August 2-3. Denver Merchandise Mart - Expo Building, I-25 at 58th Ave., Denver, CO.

Edinburgh International Book Festival. August 10-26. Address: Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland.
PulpFest. Aug. 15-18. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 910 Sheraton Dr., Mars, PA.

Baltimore Summer Antiques Show. Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.

The Library of Congress National Book Festival. Aug. 31. Address: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.