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    Hamburger Antiquariatstag 2017 (Book fairs)

    18 Nov 2017    -    GERMANY , Hamburg
    Hamburger Antiquariatstag 2017
    After a change in location last year, the Hamburger Antiquariatstag is returning to the Hamburg "Museum der Arbeit" in November 2017. Twenty-two antiquarian booksellers have registered for the Hamburg day-fair as of June 2017. The Hamburger Antiquariatstag has been running since 2012 and is a popular fixture in the German antiquarian calendar. 
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    Bokmesse Oslo (Book fairs)

    24 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017    -    NORWAY , Oslo
    Bokmesse Oslo
    The Oslo Antiquarian Book Fair is organised by the Norwegian Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, Norsk Antikvarbokhandlerforening with exhibitors primarily from Norway but also Sweden and Denmark.  In 2017, the association is celebrating its 75th anniversary and is currently working on a publication on its history which will be launched during the fair!
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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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    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...
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    Tokyo International Antiquarian Book Fair 2018 (Book fairs)

    23 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018    -    JAPAN , Tokyo
    Tokyo International Antiquarian Book Fair 2018
    The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Japan (ABAJ) is pleased to announce that the Tokyo International Antiquarian Book Fair 2018 will take place from March 23rd till 25th in the Tokyo Traffic Hall. The venue is close to Ginza, popular shopping area, and has good access, very close to train and subway station. We are looking forward to your participation and meeting many of you in Tokyo!
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    Paris International Rare Book & Fine Art Fair (Book fairs)

    13 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018    -    FRANCE , Paris
    Paris International Rare Book & Fine Art Fair
    One of the most prestigious fairs of its kind in the world, this annual event attracts both collectors and the curious. The Paris Fair offers its ever increasing number of visitors a panorama of the highlights of our written heritage, together with a vast selection of engravings and drawings, presented by leading professionals from around the world. Manuscripts, incunabula, exceptional bindings, early maps and photographs, autographs, old and contemporary prints and drawings, provide a fascinating pot-pourri of works for the collector and neophyte alike.