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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...
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    London International Book Fair (Book fairs)

    27 May 2016 - 28 May 2016    -    UNITED KINGDOM , London
    London International 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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    Rose City Book & Paper Fair (Book fairs)

    03 Jun 2016 - 04 Jun 2016    -    UNITED STATES , Portland, OR
    1000s of books from more than 40 Independent Booksellers: used books, rare and antiquarian books, bargain books, ephemera, prints, door prizes. The admission of $3 benefits the Oregon Food Bank.
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    10th Barcelona International Antiquarian Book Fair (Book fairs)

    09 Jun 2016 - 11 Jun 2016    -    Barcelona
    10th Barcelona International Antiquarian Book Fair
    Welcome to the 10th International Antiquarian Book Fair, 9 to 11 June 2016, Barcelona. We are delighted to take advantage of the international scope of the city of Barcelona and the unique opportunity to host this event in El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria, a unique public space which offers a living memory of historic artefacts and properties, located in the very heart of the old city. The Spanish book dealers’ association, AILA, is making great organizational and media-related efforts to ensure the international acclaim of the Book Fair, which will celebrate Barcelona's...
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    Salon du Mont des Arts (Book fairs)

    23 Jun 2016 - 25 Jun 2016    -    BELGIUM , Brussels
    Salon du Mont des Arts
    The Belgian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is cordially inviting you to visit the first edition of the Salon du Mont des Arts, the new event for antiquarian book and print lovers in the heart of Brussels, with over 40 exhibitors from France, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. 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. Organized under the auspices of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).
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    Melbourne Rare Book Week - Melbourne Rare Book Fair (Book fairs)

    14 Jul 2016 - 24 Jul 2016    -    AUSTRALIA , Melbourne
    Melbourne Rare Book Week - Melbourne Rare Book Fair
    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, the Melbourne Rare Book Fair will be held from 22 to 24 July 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 that cater for all who genuinely...
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    40th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA) (Book fairs)

    28 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016    -    UNITED STATES , Boston
    40th Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)
    The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is one of the oldest and most respected antiquarian book shows in the USA. Rare book dealers from the United States, England, Germany and The Netherlands offer rare, collectible and antiquarian books, modern first editions, manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, and a plethora of other literary ephemera at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center.
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    26th Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair (ABA) (Book fairs)

    04 Nov 2016 - 05 Nov 2016    -    UNITED KINGDOM , London
    26th Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair (ABA)
    The friendliest and most approachable event of the antiquarian book fair calendar: If you are already in the trade, an existing collector, or simply curious about old, antiquarian, collectable books, maps and ephemera, then the Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair at the Chelsea Old Town Hall is not to be missed.
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    50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA) (Book fairs)

    10 Feb 2017 - 12 Feb 2017    -    UNITED STATES , Oakland, CA 94607
    50th 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...