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    Book and Paper Row (Book fairs)

    13 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018    -    UNITED STATES , Wilmington
    Book and Paper Row
    A popular section of the Boston Antiques and Design Show devoted to rare and vintage books and ephemera.
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    Salone della Cultura, Milan (Book fairs)

    20 Jan 2018 - 21 Jan 2018    -    ITALY , Milan
    Salone della Cultura, Milan
    The first  Salone de la Cultura was held in January 2017 in Milan with further salons throughout the year, attracting over 35,000 visitors to each event, an exceptional result! An event which aims to involve readers, collectors, bibliophiles and “seekers of paper treasurers” in a common celebration of book culture; uniting the different worlds of the book: publishers, antiquarian booksellers and collectors. In 2018, the Italian Antiquarian Booksellers' Association ALAI (affiliated to ILAB) will become part of the Salon with a dedicated...
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    32nd Antiquaria Ludwigsburg (Book fairs)

    25 Jan 2018 - 27 Jan 2018    -    GERMANY , Ludwigsburg
    32nd Antiquaria Ludwigsburg
    The 32nd Antiquaria Ludwigsburg, which can be reached within 10 minutes from Stuttgart, invites booklovers from Germany and abroad. Over 50 exhibitors offer beautiful and extraordinary books, prints, autographs and ephemera.  Coinciding with the 300 year anniversary of Ludwigsburg as a mentioned city in the city archives, the organisers have chosen the interesting theme " Antiquaria Urbana - The City" for the 2018 fair. 
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    57th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair (VDA) (Book fairs)

    26 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018    -    GERMANY , Stuttgart
    57th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair (VDA)
    The first event of the bibliophile year: For years the Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair has attracted dealers and collectors from all over the world to the elegant "Kunstverein" in the heart of Stuttgart. 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. NEW IN 2018:  An auction will be held in the late afternoon of the opening day, 26 January 2018. Exhibitors can include one object in their mandatory book fair catalogue...
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    25th Annual Miami International Map Fair (Book fairs)

    02 Feb 2018 - 04 Feb 2018    -    UNITED STATES , Miami
    25th Annual Miami International Map Fair
    In 2018, the Miami International Map Fair celebrates a quarter of a century!  Make plans to be with us for this historic event featuring the finest map dealers and antiquities in the world.
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    San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair 2018 (Book fairs)

    02 Feb 2018 - 03 Feb 2018    -    UNITED STATES , San Francisco
    San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair 2018
    A fixture on the Bay Scene for three decades, the San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair® will host exhibitors from North America, Europe, Asia, & Australia. 
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    51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair (Book fairs)

    09 Feb 2018 - 11 Feb 2018    -    UNITED STATES , Pasadena
    51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair
    The 51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair in 2018 will be held in Los Angeles, Pasadena, following the 43rd ILAB Congress. For all information about the congress, please visit the website:  The California fair is the first major antiquarian book fair of the year in America and welcomes over 200 international exhibitors each year. 
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    39th edition - Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair (Book fairs)

    17 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018    -    UNITED STATES
    39th edition - Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair
    Drawing the East Coast's best book dealers, this year's 2-day fair offers both the serious bibliophile and the casual browser a delightful opportunity to peruse rare and vintage books spanning the 17th through 21st centuries, including children's series and illustrated books, modern first editions, art, photography and design, maps & prints, political flyers, unusual paper ephemera and memorabilia; also Dickensiana, paleontology, architecture, autographs, African American studies, film history and comics.
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    23rd Antiquarian Book Fair Zurich 2018 (Book fairs)

    23 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018    -    SWITZERLAND , Zurich
    23rd Antiquarian Book Fair Zurich 2018
    Welcome to the 23rd Zurich Antiquarian Book Fair with 28 Swiss and international antiquarian booksellers, organised by the Swiss association VEBUKU.  A full colour catalogue will be published by January 2018.  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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    New York Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA) (Book fairs)

    08 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018    -    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...