The 2013 Vancouver Book Fair – Antiquarian, Collectible & Rare will take place on Sat. Sept 28 (Noon to 7pm) & Sun. Sept 29 (Noon to 5pm) at UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC. If it’s anything like the Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair that I attended towards the end of last year, I’m sure that any book collector is going to have a great time. More info:
The 2010 and 2012 Vancouver Book Fairs were a great success and included many of British Columbia’s as well as some of Canada’s finest booksellers. Each fair attracted close to a 1000 visitors. Due to this success, the Vancouver Book Fair Committee has decided to make the fair an annual event. Therefore, we are very pleased to announce that in 2013 this outstanding fair will run for two days on September 28th & 29th.
The Vancouver Book Fair is the only antiquarian, collectible and rare book fair in Western Canada, and will feature many of Western Canada’s top booksellers. A wide selection of antiquarian, collectible and rare books, ephemera, maps, prints, manuscripts and works on paper will be on offer at the fair – including Canadiana; children’s and illustrated; fine press and limited editions; history and military history; literature and fine arts; modern first editions and signed copies; natural history; travel and exploration; science and technology as well as many other subject areas. The items on offer will range from 15th century incunabula to 21st century modern first editions.
Everyone including experienced or novice book collectors, librarians, archivists, scholars and people just interested in books and the book arts are certain to find something of interest at the fair. We invite you to visit the fair and peruse and purchase the treasures offered for sale.