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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  You will see correspondence, advertising, historical documents, posters, tickets, brochures, cards, and other things.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. 
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    Bristol Book Fair 2017 (Book fairs)

    30 Jun 2017 - 01 Jul 2017    -    UNITED KINGDOM , Bristol
    Bristol Book Fair 2017
    The organisers moved the premier West Country fair from Bath to Bristol in 2015 and have just released the dates for 2017. The fair offers thousands of second-hand and antiquarian books all under one roof covering a wide range of interests. On top of this great selection of books, there will be live performances by entertainers and singers. 
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    Melbourne Rare Book Week (Book fairs)

    30 Jun 2017 - 09 Jul 2017    -    AUSTRALIA , Melbourne
    Melbourne Rare Book Week
    Now in its sixth year, Melbourne Rare Book Week (MRBW) is the premier Australian event for those who share a love of print on paper, history, libraries, bookshops and cultural institutions. MRBW has grown dramatically in size and reputation since we first thought of presenting a series of book-related events as a lead-in to ANZAAB’s Melbourne Rare Book Fair in 2012.
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    Melbourne Rare Book Fair (part of Melbourne Rare Book Week) (Book fairs)

    07 Jul 2017 - 09 Jul 2017    -    AUSTRALIA , Melbourne
    Melbourne Rare Book Fair (part of Melbourne Rare Book Week)
    The Melbourne Rare Book Week is well established in the City of Melbourne’s event calendar. It is a major attraction for book collectors, librarians and all who have a love of words, print on paper and heritage. As part of Rare Book Week that runs from 30 June - 9 July 2017, the Melbourne Rare Book Fair will be held from 7 - 9  July  2017  at the University of Melbourne's historic Wilson Hall, with free admission to all visitors. Leading Australian and international antiquarian booksellers will bring a rich and diverse array of books together...
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    The 33rd Annual Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair (Book fairs)

    04 Aug 2017 - 05 Aug 2017    -    UNITED STATES , Denver
    The 33rd Annual Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair
    We are an organization of used and rare book, map and ephemera dealers in the Rocky Mountain West dedicated to stimulating book and paper collecting, promoting ethical trade in all areas of the business, and providing educational opportunities and out-reach to the public in the field of collecting. Our membership of over 45 experienced dealers welcome the opportunity to help collectors in the region find titles for their collections, and to provide advice and help in buying, preserving and protecting their cherished books. Our landmark event each year is the Rocky Mountain...