L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters

ABAA Bibliography Week Showcase 2018

San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair 2018

51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair

58th Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair

Tokyo Book Fair 2018

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

Houston Book, Paper and Map Show 2018

Washington Antiquarian Book Fair 2018

52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair

February 11th, 2017 - January 7th, 2018

Driehaus Museum

L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters features approximately 50 posters by the five grand masters of the medium: Jules Chéret, Eugène Grasset, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Alphonse Mucha. The posters date from 1875 to 1910, the exuberant era in France known as the Belle Époque. These pioneering artists reigned in Paris during this period of artistic proliferation, defining a never-before-seen, and never forgotten, art form.

Bright and bold and found everywhere along the boulevards of fin-de-siècle Paris, the color poster was a brilliant fusion of art and commerce. It advertised cigarette papers and milk, immortalized stage stars and bohemian cabarets, and won the adoration of passersby and art collectors. Subject as it was to wind, rain, and being covered up by posters from rival firms, the ephemeral poster nonetheless became the subject of passionate collecting in its own time. The poster craze, known as affichomanie, revolved around the acquisition of these posters, from buying and selling special editions to stealthy removals from walls and kiosks.

Drawn from the Driehaus Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts, the posters on view feature such iconic images as Steinlen’s Le Chat Noir and Lautrec’s Moulin Rouge: La Goulue. Each of the five artists will be featured in one of the period galleries in the Museum, allowing guests to explore the artists’ individual style and compare them with their contemporaries.

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Museum Hours
Tuesday-Sunday
10am-5pm

Ticketing
$20 Adult
$12.50 Senior (65+)
$10 Student (with valid ID)
$10 Youth (6–12 years)
Free for Members

Driehaus Museum
40 East Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
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January 25th, 2018 - January 25th, 2018

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

The ABAA 2018 Bibliography Week Showcase is held in conjunction with the Grolier Club’s Bibliography Week when the principal national organizations devoted to book history have their annual meetings. This year’s Showcase will be held in the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) which is directly accross the street from the Grolier Club. Over 30 ABAA members will be showcasing their specialties to book collectors, Grolier Club members, and librarians who are in town for Bibliography Week.

To find out more about the Grolier Club’s Bibliography Week, please see this link.

Event Details

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Thursday, January 25th, 10am-4pm

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
22 East 60th St.
New York, NY 10022
United States
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February 2nd, 2018 - February 3rd, 2018

South San Francisco Conference Center

A fixture on the Bay Scene for three decades, the San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair® will host exhibitors from North America, Europe, Asia, & Australia. Offerings include over six centuries of creativity, from the earliest illuminated manuscripts to 21st century autographed sketches by contemporary rock stars. First editions, Modern Lit, Childrens Books, Science Fiction, Maps & Exploration, Private Press, Poetry, Antique & Modern Prints, Photographs, Posters, Autographs, Postcards, Ephemera, California & The Pacific Northwest Collectibles.

Special Exhibits from Private Collections, Lectures and Poetry Readings. “Antiquarian Meets the 21st Century” in a modern venue with amenities for exhibitors and patrons alike.

Adjacent to the San Francisco International Airport, free parking, convenient access by public transportation and 40 hotels within a half hour. Headquarters Hotels: Best Western Grosvenor Hotel and Courtyard Marriott.

Event Details

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Friday, Feb. 2, 11am-8pm
Saturday, Feb. 3, 10am-5pm

Ticketing
$12

South San Francisco Conference Center
255 S Airport Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States
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February 9th, 2018 - February 11th, 2018

Pasadena Convention Center

The 51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held on February 9-11, 2018.

Featuring the collections and rare treasures of over 200 booksellers from over 30 different countries the California International Antiquarian Book Fair is recognized as one of the world’s largest and most prestigious exhibitions of antiquarian books. The California International Antiquarian Book Fair gives visitors the opportunity to see, learn about, and purchase the finest in rare and valuable books, manuscripts, autographs, graphics, photographs, print ephemera, and much more.

Event Details

Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States
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March 8th, 2018 - March 11th, 2018

Park Avenue Armory

The 58th Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Park Avenue Armory from March 8th-11th, 2018.

Book lovers will find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory. Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The ABAA New York Antiquarian Book Fair, bringing a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera. The diversity of specialties includes art, medicine, literature, photography, autographs, first editions, Americana, and much more.

This book fair is officially sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. This means that the consumer can rely upon the experience and professionalism of participating dealers and the authenticity of the items available for purchase. Simply stated, all books, manuscripts and related material have been carefully examined for completeness and bibliographic accuracy.

For more information visit www.nyantiquarianbookfair.com.

Event Details

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
NY, NY 10065
United States
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March 23rd, 2018 - March 25th, 2018

The Tokyo Book Fair 2018 will be held on Friday, March 23rd through Sunday, March 25th, 2018.

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April 20th, 2018 - April 22nd, 2018

The Coliseum

The oldest and largest antiquarian book fair in the Southeastern United States, third largest in the nation. Booksellers from all over the country bring volumes of every description from very rare to reading copies on every conceiveable subject to The Coliseum, a beautiful, historic venue in downtown St. Petersburg. We’re minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico and some of the best beaches in the world, plus fine museums and other attractions, and outstanding dining. It’s more than a book trip. It’s a vacation. Paradise? Yes!

Event Details

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Friday, April 20, 5pm-9pm
Saturday, April 21, 10am-5pm
Sunday, April 22, 11am-4pm

Ticketing
Opening Night $10 (good for all days)
Weekend Pass $10
Single Day, Sat. or Sun. $6

The Coliseum
535 Fourth Ave. N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
United States
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May 19th, 2018 - May 20th, 2018

Arabia Shrine Center

The 1st Annual Houston Antiquarian Book, Paper and Map Show is going to be held at the Arabia Shrine Center, Saturday May 19th from 10am to 6pm and Sunday 20th 10am to 4pm. Located on Harwin Drive just off of Sam Houston Toll Road and the Westpark Toll Road, the venue is easily accessible from all parts of the city. Will be featuring rare, antiquarian and collectible books, ephemera, prints, photographs, postcards and maps. Admission is $8. The ticket is good for the entire weekend and includes a $5 voucher for any item in the show. The show is sponsored the Texas Bookseller’s Association and The Printing Museum of Houston.

Event Details

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Saturday, May 19th, 2018, 10am-6pm
Sunday, May 20th, 2018, 10am-4pm

Ticketing
$8 for weekend

Arabia Shrine Center
10510 Harwin Dr
Houston, TX 77036
United States
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September 28th, 2018 - September 29th, 2018

Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge

Come join us at the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair: the only curated festival of rare, collectible books in the D.C. region.

Whether you’re a serious collector or budding enthusiast, our exhibitors from across the country have something spectaculr for you — including rare books, manuscripts, modern first editions, autographs, prints, maps, drawings and other fine ephemera — at a multitude of price points.

At WABF you can see, touch, and evaluate first-hand the quality of the exhibitors’ offerings. You’ll find thousands of curated collections in virtually every area of interest.

Our goal is to facilitate your curiosity. We look forward to seeing you at #WABF18 in September 2018!

Brian Cassidy, a long-time WABF Exhibitor, speaks about the essence of our Fair: watch the video here.

Event Details

Times
TBD

Ticketing
$15/entire weekend
$10/Saturday
$5/students & librarians with valid id
Children under 12 admitted free of charge

Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge
1900 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209
United States
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February 8th, 2019 - February 10th, 2019

Oakland Marriott City Center

The 52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held on February 8-10, 2019, at the Oakland Marriott City Center.

Featuring the collections and rare treasures of over 200 booksellers from over 30 different countries the California International Antiquarian Book Fair is recognized as one of the world’s largest and most prestigious exhibitions of antiquarian books. The California International Antiquarian Book Fair gives visitors the opportunity to see, learn about, and purchase the finest in rare and valuable books, manuscripts, autographs, graphics, photographs, print ephemera, and much more.

Event Details

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
United States
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