California International Antiquarian Book Fair
One of the world’s largest and most prestigious exhibitions of antiquarian books, the California International Antiquarian Book Fair gives visitors the chance to see, learn about and purchase the finest in rare, beautiful and valuable books, manuscripts, autographs, graphics, photographs and more.
The 2014 edition of the Book Fair will also include a celebration of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with a special exhibit. Featuring the collections and rare treasures of top 200 booksellers from across the country and around the world, the Book Fair will present volumes from five centuries of printing, as well as original manuscripts that predate Gutenberg.
Books will cover every area of interest -- from the history of travel and exploration, early science and medicine to classic literature, modern first editions, children’s and illustrated books, and the arts.
Items range in price from a few dollars to more than six figures.
February 7 – 9, 2014
Friday, February 7 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 8 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
About the sponsor:
The mission of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) is to promote ethical standards and professionalism in the antiquarian book trade, to encourage the collecting and preservation of rare and antiquarian books and related materials, to support educational programs and research into the study of rare books, and to facilitate collegial relations between booksellers, librarians, scholars, and collectors.