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    Abu Dhabi International Book Fair - with participation of antiquarian booksellers (Book fairs)

    26 Apr 2017 - 03 May 2017    -    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES , Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi International Book Fair - with participation of antiquarian booksellers
    The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is flourishing, offering access to industry professionals and key market players in the Middle East and North Africa. With 1181 exhibitors from 63 countries and more than 500,000 titles on display it is one of the most important book fairs worldwide. A number of antiquarian booksellers are exhibiting at the Abu Dhabi fair.
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    22. Antiquariats-Messe Zürich (Book fairs)

    28 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017    -    SWITZERLAND , Zurich
    22. Antiquariats-Messe Zürich
    Welcome to the 22nd Zurich Antiquarian Book Fair with 28 Swiss and international antiquarian booksellers, organised by the Swiss association VEBUKU.  Please follow this link to view the fair catalogue. Dr. Peter Bichsel, President of VEBUKU and the entire Swiss booksellers association invite bibliophiles and collectors to one of Switzerland's most iconic art venues, the Kunsthaus in the heart of Zurich. 
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    Washington Antiquarian Book Fair (Book fairs)

    28 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017    -    UNITED STATES , Washington
    Washington Antiquarian Book Fair
    The Washington Antiquarian Book Fair is the DC region's only curated rare & antique book, map, ephemera, print & book-art fair.
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    London Photograph Fair SPECIAL EDITION (Book fairs)

    20 May 2017 - 21 May 2017    -    UNITED KINGDOM , London
    London Photograph Fair SPECIAL EDITION
    A curated, weekend-long fair celebrating the best in vintage photography. The Great Hall at King's College London is a stunning historical venue on the Strand, adjacent to Somerset House.   With thousands of rare, unique and unusual finds at every event, The Photograph Fair is London's meeting place for photography dealers, collectors, curators and connoisseurs. 
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    Rare Books London 2017 (Book fairs)

    24 May 2017 - 11 Jun 2017    -    UNITED KINGDOM
    Rare Books London 2017
    Rare Books London is a new initiative from the Antiquarian Booksellers Assocation in the UK.  The programme and more details about this exciting new venture, bringing together the antiquarian book trade, collectors, printers, binders and artists and anyone who is interested in the book, will be published soon.  Book Fairs, Talks, Exhibitions Private Views, Previews, Guided Tours Evening Openings, Book Launches, Lectures Workshops, Presentations, Panel Discussions Introductions to Book Collecting
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    60th London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia (ABA) (Book fairs)

    01 Jun 2017 - 03 Jun 2017    -    UNITED KINGDOM , London
    60th 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...
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    PBFA London International Antiquarian Book Fair (Book fairs)

    02 Jun 2017 - 03 Jun 2017    -    UNITED KINGDOM , London
    PBFA London International Antiquarian Book Fair
    One of the largest PBFA Book Fairs with over 100 book, map and ephemera dealers, each seller with their own interests.  A wide variety of stock brought to the fair from the UK and all around the world. A great two-day fair for any book lover or enthusiast.
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    Granite State Book and Ephemera Fair (Book fairs)

    04 Jun 2017    -    UNITED STATES , Concord
    Granite State Book and Ephemera Fair
    Organizer Marvin Getman said: “This fair presents a full spectrum of antique books and quality ephemera.  Ephemera are items made from paper that were not made to stand the test of time, and have since become collectible.  You will see correspondence, advertising, historical documents, posters, tickets, brochures, cards, and other things.   Many dealers at this show are members of the New Hampshire Antiquarian Booksellers Association, a professional society that advocates for the study, preservation, and celebration of fine books and ephemera. ”
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    Brussels Rare Book & Print Fair - Salon du Mont des Arts (Book fairs)

    22 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017    -    BELGIUM , Brussels
    Brussels Rare Book & Print Fair - Salon du Mont des Arts
    The Belgian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is cordially inviting you to visit the second edition of the Salon du Mont des Arts, the event for antiquarian book and print lovers in the heart of Brussels, with over 50 European exhibitors. Organized under the auspices of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). The fair venue is located opposite the Bibliothèque royale Albert 1er (National Library of Belgium) and is close to our famed Grand’Place and Brussels' finest museums.  More information soon on 
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    Masterpiece London (Book fairs)

    29 Jun 2017 - 05 Jul 2017    -    UNITED KINGDOM , London
    Masterpiece London
    Masterpiece London, one of the world's leading antiques fairs now running in its 7th year in London, welcomes a number of international antiquarian booksellers and map dealers amongst its exhibitors.  Preview 28 June 2017.