End of one fair, on with the next!

October 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

Last month Brisbane hosted the first antiquarian book fair in Queensland in the last twenty years: LiBrisFair. The event was a success with a good turn out people; some with the intention to buy, and others  simply curious. Their curiosity is understandable with books ranging in price from $20 to $100. 000, and an array of subject matters such as art, natural history and Australiana; there really was something for everyone. It was also great to see that all the exhibitors got along with each other, which made for a welcoming environment for prospective buyers. Let’s hope that this fair was one of many to come in Brisbane. Nevertheless, as the saying goes, out with the old and in with the new: the 2011 Antiquarian Book Fair.

The 38th Australian Antiquarian Book Fair is taking place from the 10th – 12th November within the splendid heritage galleries of the State Library of New South Wales.  The fair features over twenty of Australia’s finest antiquarian booksellers, and as well as a special guest exhibitor from New York,  Novel Lines Bookshop will also be exhibiting at the fair this year as a special guest. The material offered for sale covers every branch of collecting in the field of rare and out of print books, maps, prints, ephemera and artworks, at prices to suit all budgets. Whether you are interested in colonial history, artists books, militaria, natural history, children’s books or are simply curious to learn more about collecting, the Australian Antiquarian Book Fair is a must visit event showcasing the very best items from across the nation. Browse the fair highlights for a preview: http://www.rarebookfair.com.au/ 

I personally think Vintage Cookbooks looks like they have some great books on offer.

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