If you just love books or are in the publishing business don't miss a chance to see and probably purchase some of the latest books that have recently been released as well as rare and exclusive editions. The best way to be versed in all new trends is to attend book fairs. Here are some of the events you can visit this year.
This fair will take place on Friday April 29, through Saturday April 30, at Virginia Historical Society (428 N. Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia 23220). Several dozen of the country's most renowned booksellers will gather under one roof to offer general public a great number of new editions of books, autographs, manuscripts, art, maps and ephemera to please every taste and budget. Admission is free, and the guests will have a chance to visit the VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts located next-door where they can have a snack in a café and enjoy a delicious meal in its award-winning restaurant.
Organized by the St. Louis Mercantile Library the 10th Annual St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair will be held on May 6-8 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, North Campus (1 University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63121). During the event a number of local and national fine print and rare book dealers will demonstrate a huge collection of exclusive materials that collectors of all levels are sure to appreciate. The materials presented will feature not only finely illustrated books but also genuine watercolors and historic photographs, WPA artists and Old Masters, prints by Audubon as well as thousands of other valuable items that can be purchased right there.
The 6th Annual Book and Paper Show & Sale Website is scheduled to take place on May 7, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4p.m. at Eason Hall, 23 Elm Street, Westfield, New York 14787. The admission fee for adults is $5 while a student rate is just $3, and children aged 12 and under accompanied by an adult attend the event free. The Book and Paper Show will bring together 25 dealers to present a range of antiquarian books, first editions, children's books, historic documents, illustrated books, photography, fine art prints, maps, local history, sheet music, ephemera, postcards, bindings, magazines, trade cards, and much more.
After visiting the show visitors can spend the rest of the day shopping nice antique stores on Westfield's Main Street, eating in local restaurants or visiting the McClurg Museum, exhibiting the Society's Collection of Chautauqua County and Regional artifacts.
During the Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair held July 18-19 at the Sewanee Inn, 1235 University Ave., Sewanee, TN 37383 (on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee) booksellers from a number of states east of the Mississippi River will exhibit a variety of collectible books and documents, including materials from the time of the Revolutionary War and both World Wars, as well as rare books, autographed documents, fine bindings, books about art, religion books, children's literature, modern first editions of literature, mystery, and science fiction. The prices of the books available at the fair will range from $10 to $50,000 so both leisure readers and collectors are sure to find something to their liking.
This fair will be held on 6-7 August 2016 by the address: Hall of Flowers (County Fair Building), Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA 94122. The items presented will include Northern California's finest selection of postcards, photography, trade cards, labels, transportation & sports memorabilia, brochures, beautiful and interesting old paper.