Northampton, MA — Book & ephemera lovers by the hundreds will join the Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers (SNEAB) and Flamingo Eventz at the 15th Annual Pioneer Valley Book & Ephemera Fair on Sunday, October 20, 10am – 4pm at Smith Vocational School, 80 Locust St (Rt. 9), Northampton, MA. One of the largest regional shows of its kind, we present exhibitors from across the Northeast who will fill the school’s cafeteria, corridors, and lobby with vintage, collectible, rare, antique, modern, fine, scholarly and used books, vintage comic books, manuscripts, prints, maps, autographs, photographs, postcards, and every other sort of printed ephemera.
The Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers encompasses Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island and was born in 2014 as an expanded incarnation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers, which began in 1976. The organization's members include bookselling firms founded as early as 1825. Our booksellers offer books from the 16th through the 21st Centuries, plus broadsides, maps, manuscripts, prints and ephemera. You can find an index of specialties on their website: www.sneab.org. Many of their members also purchase books and other material, and you are invited to contact them directly.
The Pioneer Valley is a primary foliage destination in the fall, with many scenic hikes and drives, and you can pick your own apples and stock up on cider, pumpkins and chrysanthemums while visiting. Northampton and nearby Pioneer Valley towns provide a great variety of restaurants and entertainment. The Five Colleges, Smith College, University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, Hampshire College, and Mount Holyoke College offer library and museum exhibits and cultural events, but if it is Parents Weekend, hotels may fill quickly, so book early. Old Deerfield is nearby, Yankee Candle, too.
The school is on Route 9, near Cooley-Dickinson Hospital; there’s plenty of free parking. The event is catered by Black Sheep Deli from Amherst. Admission is $6, $1 off with a card or advertisement; $3 ages 12-21; under 12 free with paid adult. Click flamingoeventz.com and pioneervalleybooks.com for more information as many local SNEAB members always exhibit. All are cordially invited.
Dates/Hours: Sunday October 20, 2019; 10am-4pm.
Location: The Smith Vocational School, 80 Locust Street (Rt. 9), Northampton, MA 01060.
Admission: Adults: $6, Students & Young Collectors 12-21: $3, under 12 free w/Paid Adult.
Directions: I-91 Exit 18, left on Pleasant Street, left on Rt. 9, Elm St, follow Rt. 9, it becomes Locust St.
Miscellaneous: Plenty of free parking and refreshments will be available at our café during show hours.