Now in its 41st year, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held at Hynes Convention Center on Friday, November 10 through Sunday, November 12. The Antiquarian Book Fair is a gathering of over 120 book dealers from around the world, showcasing rare, collectible, and antiquarian books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, modern first editions, photographs, and decorative prints. Come to browse, if you’d like; walking through the collections and being close to some very rare books is fascinating for any reader or writer. If you’re there to buy, there will be plenty offered, and if you’re looking to start a collection, “Discovery” titles at $100 will be offered. Come Sunday between 1:00-3:00pm to get your own books appraised.
In addition to the vendors will be a number of events and panels, including a collectors’ roundtable, a bookbinding demonstration, and a few talks on Henry David Thoreau.
Here is a link to the highlights of the show, including a list of rare books, manuscripts, and prints that will be on display for you to see.
Tickets are $20 for the Friday evening Opening Night preview; otherwise, admission is free on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, head to their website.