The Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair, which makes its sixth annual return to the Brooklyn Expo Center this weekend, has become a vibrant kick-off to the fall book fair schedule. Featuring 110 dealers and a slate of engaging events, it should not be missed. Some booksellers circulated lists of their fair highlights earlier this week. Here are a few that particularly caught my eye:
Great Barrington, MA — The Berkshire Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair will host the book launch for the Mueller Report Graphic Novel by Barbara Slate on Friday, July 26 from 5-8 pm and Saturday, July 27 from 10 am–4 pm at Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road in Great Barrington, MA.
Almost a year ago today, book artist Richard Minsky announced his purchase of a 1935 first edition It Can't Happen Here, a dystopian political novel by Sinclair Lewis that experienced a surge in popularity after the 2016 presidential election.
Bound to be provocative!
Richard Minsky's Controversial “Bill of Rights” Exhibition Comes to the Boston Book, Paper & Photo Expo, May 4
Expo Also Features a Presentation on Tasha Tudor, and 75 Dealers of Rare Books, Manuscripts, Historic Documents & Ephemera
Much like glassblowing, paper-making and book binding are ancient craft forms that had a major re-birth and resurgence in the twentieth century and continue unabated in the twenty-first. This exhibition will highlight the work of a dozen different American artists whose work ranges from the sublime to the humorous to the jaw-dropping. Here are but 3 of them: