Get Your Rare Book Fix in Boston

One of the oldest and largest book fairs in the country, the 2009 Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Browsers and buyers will have the chance to see several incredibly rare books, such as a signed, first edition of Amelia Earhart’s 20 Hrs. 40 Min., the book that chronicled her experiences as the first female passenger on a transatlantic flight. A letter and yearbook photo by J. D. Salinger and signed first editions of such classics as Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and The Single Hound: Poems of a Lifetime by Emily Dickinson will be available.

In addition to featuring a variety of fine collectibles from over 120 book dealers, the Fair will also hold educational discussions, round tables, a book signing with journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett (“The Man Who Loved Books Too Much”) and free expert appraisals.

ADDED BONUS: The ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America) is currently featuring a tool on their site so you can search participating exhibitors’ inventories. Entire inventories will be available in this search until November 13; After that, searches in this feature will be limited to inventory available at the fair.

Check it out now!

What: the 33rd annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

Where: Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA

When: Friday, November 13-Sunday, November 15

Hours: Friday 5:00-9:00pm / Saturday 12:00-7:00pm / Sunday 12:00-5:00pm

Tickets: Ticket prices are $15.00 for Friday night preview (valid all weekend), and $8.00 each for Saturday and Sunday.

For more information & for tickets, visit the website at

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