Boston Book Fair: Catalogs

Boston Book Fair: Catalogs

A short list of catalogs describing the rare books and ephemera ABAA members will be exhibiting at the 2016 Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair at Boston's Hynes Convention Center over the weekend of October 28-30. Lorne Bair Rare Books Booth 106 F.A. Bernett (.pdf auto download) Booth 527 Do... [ more ]

A Boy & His Book: Moby Dick


In February of 1964, in my freshman American Literature Survey Class, I first encountered Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Our teacher was Daniel Hoffman, a worthy poet, critic, and educator who'd go on to publish two dozen books, one of which, Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe was nominated for the National Book Award. All in all, a serious customer. At that time, furthermore, he was 41 years of age, at the h... [ more ]

Attending Your First Book Fair


ABAA members provide a few pointers for beginning collectors who might be considering attending an antiquarian book fair for the first time. Members Lorne Bair, Michael Hackenberg, John Schulman, and John Windle provide some advice gleaned from decades of book fair attendance. Ask Questions/Develop Relationships with the Dealers Veteran bookseller John Windle notes that "a good, close, trusting conne... [ more ]

Upcoming Event


The Boston Book Fair will take place October 28-30, 2016. More than 120 dealers from around the world rendezvous every fall at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay to display their lates...

October 28th, 2016 - October 30th, 2016

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