The California International Antiquarian Book Fair Moves to Oakland for 2015

OAKLAND, CA—The world’s preeminent celebration of the written or printed word returns to Northern California next year at a new venue in downtown Oakland.  The 48th California International Antiquarian Book Fair will run from Friday, February 6 through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Oakland Marriott City Center.

Sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), the three-day event is the world’s largest antiquarian book fair with more than 200 booksellers from the United States and around the globe. The annual Book Fair features a rich selection of books, manuscripts, maps and other printed materials, including incunabula; literature from all centuries and nationalities; fine bindings; children's and illustrated books; ephemera; and antiquarian books on dozens of topics.

The Book Fair’s new venue in downtown Oakland is an added convenience for book lovers and bibliophiles from all over the Bay Area. The Oakland Marriott City Center is just steps away from the 12th Street BART Station, making it easily accessible to attendees from San Francisco and all over the East Bay. Out-of-town visitors will appreciate staying onsite at the Marriott, plus fair visitors arriving at both Oakland and San Francisco airports can take BART directly to the new venue.

Moreover, downtown Oakland is within easy walking distance to diverse and eclectic cuisine, hip nightspots, historic Old Oakland, museums, Lake Merritt and the waterfront at Jack London Square.  In fact, Oakland was recently named by the New York Times as the number five destination to visit in the world; by Thrillist as America’s fifth most “hipster” city; and by ArtPlace America, which named Oakland one of the top art destinations in the world.

Tickets and Information

The 48th California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held at the Oakland Marriott City Center at 1001 Broadway in downtown Oakland from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Friday, February 6; 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 7; and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 8.

Three-day admission tickets are available at the door on Friday for $25.  Tickets purchased on Saturday and Sunday are $15 and all tickets allow return admission for the remainder of the fair. For more information about tickets or exhibiting, visit www.cabookfair.com. All tickets will be available to purchase online for a pre-sale discount.

For more information about the 48th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, please visit the website at www.cabookfair.com or the ABAA website at www.abaa.org; or call (415) 962-2500, (800) 454-6401.

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