51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair

Friday, February 9, 2018 - Sunday, February 11, 2018
Pasadena Convention Center 300 East Green Street Pasadena, CA 91101 Map and directions

Recognized as one of the world's largest and most prestigious exhibitions of antiquarian books, this eagerly anticipated bi-annual fair gives visitors the opportunity to see, learn about and purchase the finest in rare books, manuscripts, autographs, graphics, photographs and more. 

Featuring over 200 booksellers from the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, the Book Fair presents volumes from five centuries of printing, as well as original manuscripts, many of which predate Gutenberg.

The Book Fair also celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" with a special exhibit spotlighting holdings from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Occidental College Library’s Ned Guymon Mystery and Detective Fiction Collection, University of California Riverside Library’s Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy, and Sara Karloff, the daughter of Boris Karloff.

Event Info and Website
February 9 – 11, 2018

Friday, February 9 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 10 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Get a sneak peak at some items you can find at the Fair

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.