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    23rd Annual Miami International Map Fair (Book fairs)

    05 Feb 2016 - 07 Feb 2016    -    UNITED STATES , Miami, Florida
    23rd  Annual Miami International Map Fair
    The Miami International Map Fair, organized by HistoryMiami Museum, is America’s premier map fair. Immerse yourself in a world of antique maps, rare books, panoramas, globes and atlases. Purchase antiquities or modern treasures from the finest dealers from around the world. Whether merely curious or an expert collector, there is a piece for every budget. The fair features presentations by renowned experts. Bring one map from your collection fora free expert opinion. Register for the Full Access Weekend to mix and mingle with the world’s finest dealers and other...
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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)
    "Even if you are not a collector, if you have ever read a book, it's a place to go to find out what you haven't read, or just what you haven't seen or didn't know exists." Tony Bill, Actor, Director, Producer, Book Collector *** 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...
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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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    Washington Antiquarian Book Fair (Book fairs)

    04 Mar 2016 - 05 Mar 2016    -    UNITED STATES , Arlington, Virginia
    Washington Antiquarian Book Fair
    The premier Antiquarian Book Fair held in the national capital area, with around 80 distinguished booksellers and specialists gathered together.  You can see, touch, evaluate, and discuss fine books, maps,  manuscripts, ephemera, photographs and prints - without having to go online.
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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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    14e SELAC - Salon Européen du Livre Ancien et de la Gravure (Book fairs)

    05 Mar 2016 - 06 Mar 2016    -    FRANCE , Colmar
    14e SELAC - Salon Européen du Livre Ancien et de la Gravure
    Dealers from France, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland offer an exquisite array of books, prints, drawings, photographs, postcard and art on paper.
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    1er Salon du Livre Ancien et du Livre Pyrénéen Toulouse - L'Union (Book fairs)

    05 Mar 2016 - 06 Mar 2016    -    FRANCE , L'UNION
    25 antiquarian booksellers present rare, fine and extraordinary books and bindings.
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    TEFAF (Book fairs)

    11 Mar 2016 - 20 Mar 2016    -    NETHERLANDS , Maastricht
    TEFAF Maastricht is “an outstanding event, one that offers the best choice of the very best in fine art … No where else will you find such an elegantly displayed selection of genuine masterpieces from 263 of the world’s most prestigious art and antiques dealers from 17 countries.”  With TEFAF ON PAPER - there is a huge attraction to international specialists in Old Master and modern drawings, limited edition prints, photography, antiquarian books and manuscripts, watercolours and Japanese prints including ILAB dealers like Dr. Jörn...
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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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    35th Florida Antiquarian Book Fair (Book fairs)

    11 Mar 2016 - 13 Mar 2016    -    UNITED STATES , St. Petersburg
    35th Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
    The 35th Florida Antiquarian Book Fair returns to St. Petersburg's Historic Coliseum March 11-13, 2016. The book fair is the third largest in the country and features more than one hundred specialized book sellers from all over the United States. This year's theme, 'From Papyrus to Paperbacks,' celebrates the enduring influence of the written word. Visitors will find books of every age and about every conceivable topic. Additional materials found at the Fair include maps, prints, postcards, ephemera, autographs and other paper collectibles. Items range in price from a few dollars to...