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California Virtual Book Fair
March 4 - March 6
ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS’ ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES CALIFORNIA
VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR IN MARCH
The California Virtual Book Fair begins at 9 a.m./PST on March 4. The “doors” remain open continuously, 24 hours, until the event’s closing March 6 at 8 p.m./PST.
Admission is free.
Bibliophiles everywhere are invited to join the hunt for rare books and all manner of fine works on paper. The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America’s California Virtual Book Fair runs March 4 – March 6, 2021. Exhibitors from 14 countries will present a carefully curated collection of more than 4000 books, maps, manuscripts, photographs, and rare historical artifacts.
Exhibitors will offer a rich selection of manuscripts, unique ephemera, artist books, zines, important Western Americana, as well as early American and European literature, modern first editions, children’s books, maps, autographs, photographs, and more. Visitors will be able to interact with book, map, autograph, and ephemera sellers in real time.
A variety of Talks and Virtual Tours
+ a special session that will feature the winner of the California Young Book Collector’s Prize,
+ former California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia,
+ Peter R. Koch, fine press printer and co-founder of Codex Foundation, which promotes the book as a work of art,
+ In conjunction with the Book Club of California, there will be a special talk about the influence of Hugo and Nebula award-winning writer Octavia Butler,
+ “Ranger” Doug Leen will discuss his mission to track down and catalogue every unique poster made for the National Park Service by Works Progress Administration (WPA) artists in the 1930s and 1940s.
For more information, visit abaa.org/vbf or call 212.944.8291.
Founded in 1949, the ABAA is the oldest antiquarian booksellers trade association in the United States and upholds the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. The membership includes 450 sellers of books, prints, documents, maps, and ephemera across the U.S.
Susan Benne, ABAA Executive Director
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