Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Vancouver Book Fair

For the rare book collector, the Vancouver Antiquarian Book Fair is a real treat. This is the only antiquarian, collectible and rare book fair in Western Canada, and will feature many of Western Canada's top sellers. A wide selection of antiquarian, collectible and rare books, ephemera, maps, prints, manuscripts and works on paper will be on offer at the fair. This includes Canadiana, illustrated and children's books, fine press and limited editions, literature and fine arts, modern first editions and signed copies, as well as science, technology, and many other subject areas publications. The items on offer range from 15th century incunabula to 21st century modern first editions. Everyone, including experienced or novice book collectors, librarians, archivists, scholars or people just interested in books and book arts, is certain to find something of interest at the fair. It will be a pleasure not only perusing and holding the what is on sale, but also maybe taking some of these treasures home.

The event takes place on Saturday, September 28, 12-7 pm and Sunday, September 29, 12-5pm, in the UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver. This is one of a kind chance to lay your hands on items that you cannot find in your neighbourhood bookstore or library.

The Fair could use the assistance of volunteers, so if you are interested, even in a relatively short shift, please contact Fitnat Fahrner, the floor manager, at fitnat(at) Any little help would be appreciate.

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