The ABAA’s 42nd annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair runs November 16-18 at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St. More than 130 American and international dealers will display an array of rare books, fine art, maps, manuscripts, and ephemera. Special events at this year’s fair include documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman on the making of Ex Libris: The New York Public Library; Aji Yamazaki from the Kyoto Book Artists Society in discussion with Charles Vilnis on Japanese art books; Editor Peter K. Steinberg on Sylvia Plath; and the Ticknor Society panel discussion on starting a collection. Admission: $20 on opening night from 5-9 p.m.; Free on Saturday (12-7 p.m.) and Sunday (12-5 p.m.), For more information, visit bostonbookfair.com.
Courtesy of the BIABF.
The 7th edition of the Boston Book, Print, and Ephemera Show, Beantown’s very own “Satellite Show,” will be held on Saturday, November 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Back Bay Events Center. Located at 180 Berkeley St., this venue is just four “walkable” blocks from the ABAA fair. More than 60 dealers are expected to exhibit, including several dealers who have not exhibited before, bringing fresh stock in rare books, manuscripts, prints, and ephemera. Admission: $15. For more information (and discounted tickets), visit bookandpaperfairs.com.
Courtesy of Marvin Getman.