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Rare Book Paradise - California Antiquarian Book Fair Videos 2012

"Hi, my name is Eric Idle, and I am a book addict. And this is the place where I hang around." In Febuary it rains in Rotterdam, freezes in France. Britain is bundled-up, it's cloudy in Catalonia. Sweden is snowed-in. But when the California International Antiquarian Book Fair comes to Pasadena, California, the warmth of the sun pours over rare book lovers and dealers from all over the world. See the California Book Fair Videos on YouTube and meet colleagues and collectors like Heather O'Donnell, Michael Thompson, Gary Milan, and Eric Idle while browsing the California Book Fair shelves.

Published on 19 Feb. 2018

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“Hi, my name is Eric Idle, and I am a book addict. And this is the place where I hang around.”

In Febuary it rains in Rotterdam, freezes in France. Britain is bundled-up, it's cloudy in Catalonia. Sweden is snowed-in. But when the California International Antiquarian Book Fair comes to Pasadena, California, the warmth of the sun pours over rare book lovers and dealers from all over the world.

With more than 200 booksellers from the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) the California Antiquarian Book Fair is recognized as one of the world’s largest and most prestigious exhibitions of antiquarian books. At the 45th California Fair in February 2012 visitor enjoyed the opportunity to see, learn about and purchase the finest in rare and valuable books, manuscripts, autographs, graphics, prints, maps, photographs and more.

“The best place to buy books.” (Heather O’Donnell)

“A great opportunity!” (Michael Thompson)

“A wonderful place to network a learn about books.” (Gregory Thompson)

“Wondering through here is just an education.” (Dr. Gary Milan, Owner of the “Casablanca” Piano)


“If you ever read a book, it’s the place to find out what you haven’t read, or what you just haven’t seen or what you didn’t even know exists.” (Tony Bill)


See the California Book Fair Videos on YouTube


Meet colleagues and collectors like Heather O’Donnell, Michael Thompson, Gary Milan, and Eric Idle while browsing the California Book Fair shelves.

>>> Rare Book Paradise at 2012 California International Antiquarian Book Fair

>>> The Lure of Southern California and the California Interntional Antiquarian Book Fair
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