Thursday, November 16, 2006

Boston Book Fair This Weekend

The 30th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held this weekend at the Hynes Convention Center, and it promises to be a very exciting show. The booths are sold out, and the exhibitors' list reads like a "who's who" in the antiquarian book biz.

Highlights of this year's show include a first edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula with an autographed letter signed by Stoker, a 1685 Shakespeare folio, a 1773 edition of Johnson's Dictionary, and a rare 1823 facsimile of Jefferson's manuscript of the Declaration of Independence.

I'll be working the Commonwealth Books booth on Friday night (we'll have some very nice offerings as well although I'm sad to see none of them rated "highlight" status) and probably will be around the fair much of Saturday afternoon as well, so do stop by if you're in the area.

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