The oldest, continually running regional Antiquarian Book Fair in the U.S. will take place in downtown Rochester, NY at the Main Street Armory on Saturday, September 9, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Presented by the Rochester Area Booksellers Association (RABA) and RIT Press, annually the Fair attracts an increasing number of visitors and exhibitors. Currently, nearly 50 dealers from across the nation and Canada are expected to bring rare antiquarian titles along with good secondhand books of wide subject breadth and reader interest, including scholarly texts. Additionally, exhibitors will feature prints, maps, photographica and collectible ephemera embracing equally diverse subject categories.
The Book Fair also features readings and book signings by local authors. And, for the second time, displays by several special collections libraries will be presented.
The Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair is co-sponsored by the 10-member Rochester Area Booksellers Association and RIT Press. The scholarly book publishing enterprise of the Rochester Institute of Technology, RIT Press will feature selections from their catalogue of books on typography, printing and the history of the book.
The Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair is held at the Main Street Armory, 900 East Main St., Rochester, NY. Admission is $5, and is free to students who present a current student ID. Coupons offering a $2 discount on admission are available at area libraries, bookshops and cafes.
This year advance admission tickets are available online through RABA’s website. And discount tickets for couples and families are available.
For more information, click here or call Jonathan Smalter (of Yesterday’s Muse Books) at (585) 265-9295.
Photo: A customer peruses one exhibitor’s inventory at last year’s Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair, courtesy A. Sue Weisler.