Typewriter Rodeo at Upcoming Boston Antiquarian Book Fair

BOSTON, MA—The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is gearing up for its 40th annual event, October 28-30, 2016, which will feature an appearance of The Typewriter Rodeo, a group of poets who create custom poems on vintage typewriters. They will be on hand to type personalized original poems on any subject on Saturday, October 29, 2-5pm.  Poems are free!

Founded in 2013, The Typewriter Rodeo are a group of writers/performers based in Austin, Texas.  At the Fair, attendees will have the opportunity to give the Typewriter Rodeo poets a topic, and they will create and type on a vintage typewriter a personalized, original poem in minutes. Besides a mutual love of verse, the group shares a fondness for the machines, including a 1970s typewriter used at Penthouse and a vintage Belgian model with a frowning face key, and maintains them like serious collectors. They have made appearances at over 50 events nationwide. 

Other special events at this year’s Fair includes Collecting the Boston Music Scene: 1976-2016, a curated exhibition of local music ephemera from the vast David Bieber Archives; a talk by Boston College English professor Paul Lewis on Edgar Allen Poe and the rediscovery of Boston’s citizen poets after the American Revolution; the 15th Annual Ticknor Society Roundtable, a panel discussion of professional librarians from New York and New England talking about their own personal collections; and a Free Appraisals afternoon. Visit www.bostonbookfair.com for complete event listings.

The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay, October 28-30, 2016, is one of the oldest and most respected antiquarian book shows in the country. Whether just browsing or buying, the Fair offers something for every taste and budget—books on art, politics, travel, gastronomy, and science to sport, natural history, literature, music, and children’s books—that will appeal to the serious collector and the curious browser.


Friday, October 28       5:00-9:00pm           Tickets: $20.00 - Opening Night
Saturday, October 29     12:00-7:00pm        Free Admission
Sunday, October 30       12:00-5:00pm       Free Admission

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Boston Public Library and the American Antiquarian Society. Tickets will be sold at the show’s box office during show hours and online at www.bostonbookfair.com.