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    Kensington Christmas Book Fair (Book fairs)

    12 Dec 2015    -    UNITED KINGDOM , London
    Kensington Christmas Book Fair
    Christmas comes early this year for book lovers! When almost 100 leading booksellers from Britain and around the world descend on the capital, there is sure to be a buzz of anticipation. Thousands of beautiful, rare, collectable and quirky books, prints, photographs and ephemera will be offered for sale at prices to suit every enthusiast. 
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    55th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair (VDA) (Book fairs)

    29 Jan 2016 - 31 Jan 2016    -    GERMANY , Stuttgart
    55th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair (VDA)
    The first event of the bibliophile year: For 55 years the Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair attracts dealers and collectors from all over the world to the elegant "Kunstverein" in the heart of Stuttgart. Over 80 exhibitors from Germany, Great Britain, the United States, Switzerland, Austria, France and the Netherlands show rare and valuable medieval manuscripts, books, autographs, and modern prints.  >>> Preview  >>>
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    49th California International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA) (Book fairs)

    12 Feb 2016 - 14 Feb 2016    -    UNITED STATES , Pasadena, CA
    49th California International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)
    The California three-day event is the largest antiquarian book fair in the world and will offer something exciting for every book lover and collector. Among the exhibited materials of over 200 American and international dealers, visitors can purchase rare items from medieval manuscripts to collectible editions of authors into the 21st century. There will be unusual books on travel and exploration (including maps), literature, the arts, science and medicine, children's books, law and commerce, ephemera, Americana, and history in all eras and geographical areas. First, signed, and limited...
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    Edinburgh Book Fair (Book fairs)

    04 Mar 2016 - 05 Mar 2016    -    Edinburgh
    Edinburgh Book Fair
    Booksellers from throughout the United Kingdom will be exhibiting rare books, maps, manuscripts, ephemera and prints for sale.
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    21. Antiquariats-Messe Zürich (Book fairs)

    04 Mar 2016 - 06 Mar 2016    -    SWITZERLAND , Zurich
    21. Antiquariats-Messe Zürich
    The only antiquarian book fair in Switzerland, with around 40 exhibitors from Switzerland and abroad. 2016 will be a very special event: the Zurich Antiquarian Book Fair will celebrate the DADA centenary and the 500th anniversary of Konrad Gesner, one of the great scholars in Swiss history.
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    Libri Antichi e di Pregio a Milano - 4th Milan International Antiquarian Book Fair (Book fairs)

    11 Mar 2016 - 13 Mar 2016    -    ITALY , Milan
    Libri Antichi e di Pregio a Milano - 4th Milan International Antiquarian Book Fair
    The Italian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ALAI) is proud to announce that the fourth edition of the ALAI book fair, Libri Antichi e di Pregio a Milano, will take place from 11 to 13 March, 2016, under the auspices of ILAB. The Salone dei Tessuti is situated in the city centre, just a five minute walk from the Central Railway Station. The renown building dating back to 1926 represents a highly refined location in the heart of Milan. Architectural details and contemporary technology find harmony in a classic context which covers an area of 1000 sqm; elegance and restored...
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    New York Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA) (Book fairs)

    07 Apr 2016 - 10 Apr 2016    -    UNITED STATES , New York
    New York Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)
    “It is exciting in a way you probably don't expect when you just hear the word "Book Fair." Well, to me it is just as exciting as sitting in the dark of the theatre and watch a horror film!  This experience is not horror. But it's just as exciting!” - Yoko Ono "THE BEST BOOK FAIR IN THE WORLD" - Andy Rooney Book lovers will once again find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory.  Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The New York Antiquarian Book Fair,  bringing a vast selection of rare...
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    28th International Rare Book & Autograph Fair (SLAM) (Book fairs)

    22 Apr 2016 - 24 Apr 2016    -    FRANCE , Paris
    28th International Rare Book & Autograph Fair (SLAM)
    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. Nearly two hundred...
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    Liber Berlin (Book fairs)

    20 May 2016 - 22 May 2016    -    GERMANY , Berlin
    Liber Berlin
    Antiquarian book fair, in cooperation with Berlin galleries, publishers, booksellers and book artists.
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    59th London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia (ABA) (Book fairs)

    26 May 2016 - 28 May 2016    -    UNITED KINGDOM , London
    59th London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia (ABA)
    This major three-day event is one of the highlights in the world for book lovers and collectors – and centrepiece of London International Antiquarian Book Fair Week. At the Fair you can view, handle and buy books, maps, prints, photographs, manuscripts, ephemera and original art work spanning the centuries, many items of museum quality. All items are freely available. Here you may hold a remarkable piece of history in your hand. You can purchase a text as it first came off the printing press and bound by a craftsman hundreds of years ago - or the very latest collectable author’s...