The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, will return to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay, November 16-18, 2012. The offerings are wide and diverse from over 120 dealers located in the United States, England, Canada, France, Hungary, The Netherlands, and Argentina who will exhibit and sell rare, collectible and antiquarian books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, photographs, modern first editions, and a plethora of other literary ephemera. Fine and decorative prints will also be featured.
One of the oldest and most respected antiquarian book shows in the country, the Fair is an event that offers the ‘crème de la crème’ of items that are available on the international literary market. Whether just browsing, buying or poking, the Fair offers something for every taste and budget – books on art, politics, travel, gastronomy and science to sport, natural history, literature, music and children’s books.
Among the highlights of this year’s event are rare and first editions of works by William Faulkner, Jane Austen, J.M. Barrie, Edith Wharton and H.G. Wells; the FBI’s wire-tapping equipment used to capture Whitey Bulger; President John F. Kennedy’s personalized humidor (intact with two of his unopened cigars); a rare engraving of the Declaration of Independence printed in 1848; an autographed photo of Charlie Chaplin as The Tramp; and an extremely rare portfolio of Civil War .photographs. Attendees are invited to bring in their own books for appraisal on Sunday, November 18 from 1:00-3:00pm
Seminars and events punctuate the weekend, including Saturday afternoon’s annual Ticknor Society Roundtable, a panel discussion of collectors talking about their collections, and Sunday’s talk by Richard Gutman and Erin Williams from the Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University, on the history of cookbooks. Visit www.bostonbookfair.com for up to the minute details.
HOURS, TICKET PRICES & CONTACT INFORMATION
Friday, November 16 5:00-9:00pm Tickets: $15.00 – Opening Night (tickets valid throughout the weekend)
Saturday, November 17 12:00-7:00pm Tickets: $8.00 each day
Sunday, November 18 12:00-5:00pm Tickets: $8.00 each day
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Boston Public Library and the American Antiquarian Society. Tickets online at http://www.bostonbookfair.com and at the show’s box office during show hours.
For more information, call 617-266-6540 or visit bostonbookfair.com.