Rochester NY Antiquarian Book Fair Scheduled for Sept. 8

The 46th Annual Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest continually running regional antiquarian book fair in the U.S., will take place on Saturday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Main Street Armory, 900 East Main Street, Rochester, New York.

Presented by the Rochester Area Booksellers Association (RABA), the event features dealers from across the nation. Beyond the rare and antiquarian books, collectors can expect to find good secondhand titles of wide breadth and interest, including scholarly texts, as well as prints, maps, photographica and collectible ephemera embracing an equally broad range of subject categories.

The fair represents a unique opportunity for book and print enthusiasts to converse with numerous professionals in the field all in one place, some of whom do not maintain ‘brick and mortar’ shops. The diversity of vendors ensures that there is something for everyone, from affordable curiosities to valuable treasures.

The Main Street Armory, a spacious building with a historical feel that complements this event well, has hosted the event for the last several years. Ample parking is available in the vicinity, and concessions will be available during the fair.

Admission to the Book Fair is $5, or free to students who present a current student ID. This year advance admission tickets are available online through RABA’s website: ( You can also buy tickets through their event page on Facebook at Advertisements in local publications can be redeemed the day of the Fair for discount admission.

For more information, visit or call Jonathan Smalter (of Yesterday’s Muse Books) at 585-265-9295.