book collectors

St. Louis, MO (February 2016) - With millions of books spanning over 150 categories, the Annual Greater St. Louis Book Fair (April 28-May 1) will once again offer volumes of great reads and bargains for book lovers and collectors across the St. Louis region and nationwide. 

One of the oldest and most popular charity book sales in the Midwest, the Greater St. Louis Book Fair will return

The Nancy Drew Sleuths, an organization of collectors, fans, and scholars, is celebrating the popular book series' 85th anniversary this year. To that end, the group has held two mini-conventions--one in Iowa City from April 30-May 3, the other in Toledo, Ohio, from May 28-31--and will embark on its
Over the past weekend, New York City hosted three antiquarian book fairs. I set out to cover as much ground as possible -- perusing booths, meeting booksellers and collectors, and, inevitably, keeping an eye out for books to add to my collection(s).

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New York City—The New York City Book and Ephemera Fair will have its debut running on April 11th at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola’s Wallace Hall on Park Avenue.  Designed as a satellite event of Rare Book Week, the annual spring round-up of auctions and selling exhibitions aimed at book collectors, curators and those fascinated by historical maps, vintage photographs and ephemera,

On Sunday, May 18th, the Ann Arbor Antiquarian Bookdealers Association and the William L. Clements Library of the University of Michigan will host the 36th annual Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair.  Since 1976* the fair attracts book collectors,  book dealers, and others that treasure the book from throughout the Midwest to Ann  Arbor. 

The fair will be held in the ballroom

At last, a way to gauge one's level of bibliomania: What would you give to own a copy of A.S. Byatt's Possession inscribed by the author to Nicholas Basbanes? Or, Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose, inscribed to the man who brought book collecting into the mainstream? How about Alberto Manguel's A History of Reading inscribed to the author of eight books on reading, writing,