Boston's big biblio-weekend is coming up fast. Are you ready?
- The 32d annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Hynes Convention Center opens on Friday and runs through Sunday afternoon (5-9 on Friday, 12-7 on Saturday, 12-5 on Sunday). They've got a record number of dealers from around the world, plus some scheduled activities. I'll be there Friday evening, most of Saturday and probably at least a little bit of Sunday as well.
- The Boston Book, Print & Ephemera Show runs from 9-4 on Saturday at Boston's Park Plaza Castle. The place to be on Saturday morning before the ABAA show opens.
- Skinner's sale of Fine Books & Manuscripts begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday, and as usual will include some fascinating lots (and lots of Audubons).
- And, if you're outside of Boston and need something to do, or are book-faired out, LibraryThing's hosting a flash-mob cataloging party at St. John's Episcopal Church in Beverly MA starting around 10 on Saturday morning. This promises to be a great time; I'm very sorry I won't be able to make it up there.