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Rare Books in the Press - An Insider's Guide to Book Fairs

What is an antiquarian book fair? "Dealers sit in their little, lit booths, displaying their wares like girls in Amsterdam windows. A few potential customers drift by. Sometimes money is exchanged. Some pleasure is had. Usually nobody gets hurt, but many wives are not told of the transaction." Back from New York and now preparing for the London International Antiquarian Book Fair in June, Rick Gekoski muses about book fairs in former times, and today. An excellent article in The Guardian
Published on 26 Sept. 2018
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Rick Gekoski in The Guardian


What is an antiquarian book fair? “Dealers sit in their little, lit booths, displaying their wares like girls in Amsterdam windows. A few potential customers drift by. Sometimes money is exchanged. Some pleasure is had. Usually nobody gets hurt, but many wives are not told of the transaction.“

Back from New York and now preparing for the London International Antiquarian Book Fair in June, Rick Gekoski muses about book fairs in former times, and today. An excellent article in The Guardian.

>>> An Insider's Guide to Book Fairs, by Rick Gekoski in The Guardian (May 3, 2011)

>>> 54th London International Antiquarian Book Fair, June 9-11, 2011

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