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    Rare Books Edinburgh - New Festival of Talks, Exhibitions, Tours and more (Book fairs)

    20 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017    -    UNITED KINGDOM
    Rare Books Edinburgh - New Festival of Talks, Exhibitions, Tours and more
    Rare Books Edinburgh 2017 is a new festival of talks, exhibitions, tours and more celebrating antiquarian and rare books, book history, print culture, works on paper, bibliography, fine printing, bookbinding, illustration, typography, bibliophilia and much more.  Anchored by the Edingburgh Book Fair and other institutions hosting events of all kinds.
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    Leipzig Antiquarian Book Fair (Book fairs)

    23 Mar 2017 - 26 Mar 2017    -    GERMANY , Leipzig
    Leipzig Antiquarian Book Fair
    Since 1995 the Leipzig Antiquarian Book Fair has been part of the Leipzig Book Fair. Probably the first time ever that an antiquarian book fair was set up within a modern book fair. Since then the fair has been an integral part of the Leipzig fair offering rare books, prints, autographs and other antiquarian material. Exhibitors benefit from the growing numbers of the Leipzig fair each year.
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    A.L.A.I. International Bookfair - Milan 2017 (Book fairs)

    24 Mar 2017 - 26 Mar 2017    -    ITALY , Milano
    A.L.A.I. International Bookfair - Milan 2017
    The Committee of the ALAI-Associazione Librai Antiquari d’Italia is pleased to announce the organization of the 5th Antiquarian Book Fair ‘Libri Antichi  e di Pregio a Milano’ , to be held in Milan from March 24th to 26th, in the prestigious venue of Salone dei Tessuti. Due to the success of the last year, a significant cultural program of  meetings and conferences will enrich the exhibition of ancient books, documents and rare publications, and will involve some of the most important national authorities in the field of art...
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    ABA / PBFA Edinburgh Antiquarian Book Fair (Book fairs)

    24 Mar 2017 - 25 Mar 2017    -    UNITED KINGDOM , Edinburgh
    ABA / PBFA Edinburgh Antiquarian Book Fair
    The Edinburgh Book Fair is Scotland’s leading antiquarian book fair, and is jointly run by It is the only event in the antiquarian bookselling calendar that is jointly run by the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association and the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association. This is a two day event and provides booklovers with the opportunity to view and buy an incredible and diverse selection of rare, antiquarian and second-hand books, manuscripts, and ephemera from some of the country’s leading book dealers.
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    Paper Town - The Vintage Paper, Book & Advertising Collectibles Show (Book fairs)

    25 Mar 2017    -    UNITED STATES , Boxborough
    Paper Town - The Vintage Paper, Book & Advertising Collectibles Show
    A 35-year New England tradition continues, featuring works on or of paper; postcards, tradecards, maps, autographs, prints, posters, playbills, ephemera, as well as fine and rare books. 
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    Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair (Book fairs)

    25 Mar 2017    -    UNITED STATES , Sacramento
    Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair
    Visitors of the Sacramento Book Fair will shop 60 exhibitors, representing thousands of rare and collectible books, maps, photos, graphics, postcards and ephemeral items.
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    PBFA Travel & Exploration Book Fair (Book fairs)

    02 Apr 2017    -    UNITED KINGDOM , London
    PBFA Travel & Exploration Book Fair
    The Travel & Exploration Book Fair returns to the the Royal Geographical Society and celebrates 160 years since the publication of David Livingston’s Missionary Travels & Research in South Africa (1857).  If you are looking for antiquarian and rare books on travel then visit the Travel & Exploration Book Fair to find a great selection of our book dealers who specialise on this topic.  A PBFA Book Fair that has been running for many years and great for the travel enthusiast.
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    International Rare Book & Fine Art Fair (Book fairs)

    07 Apr 2017 - 09 Apr 2017    -    FRANCE , Paris
    International Rare Book & Fine Art Fair
    One of the most prestigious fairs of its kind in the world, this annual event attracts both collectors and the curious. The Paris Fair offers its ever increasing number of visitors a panorama of the highlights of our written heritage, together with a vast selection of engravings and drawings, presented by leading professionals from around the world. Manuscripts, incunabula, exceptional bindings, early maps and photographs, autographs, old and contemporary prints and drawings, provide a fascinating pot-pourri of works for the collector and neophyte alike.
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    Salon International du Livre rare & de l'Objet d'art (Book fairs)

    07 Apr 2017 - 09 Apr 2017    -    FRANCE , PARIS
    Salon International du Livre rare & de l'Objet d'art
    Le plus important salon au monde dans le domaine du patrimoine manuscrit et imprimé et de l’art graphique réunit chaque année collectionneurs et curieux.   Le Salon International du Livre rare & de l’Objet d’art met en lumière un patrimoine écrit inestimable et un ensemble important d’œuvres sur papier, sélectionnés par des marchands venus des quatre coins du monde et qui ont à cœur de présenter à des visiteurs toujours plus nombreux des ouvrages et des documents...
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    PBFA Fair - Illustrated, Children’s & Modern First Editions (Book fairs)

    08 Apr 2017    -    UNITED KINGDOM , London
    PBFA Fair - Illustrated, Children’s & Modern First Editions
    New Date & New Venue!   The books we grew up with: books brought to vivid life by some of the greatest artists in their fields; the magical first edition of a beloved author; books that changed the world...You can find them all at our book fair.  A gathering of the UK’s finest specialist booksellers offering a huge range of beautiful rare and collectable titles at prices to suit every enthusiast.
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