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Dutch exhibitors at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

Image courtesy of Boston Book Fair.

Fri, Nov 15 - Sun, Nov 17  2019

Hynes Convention Center

This year’s Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair will have two Dutch exhibitors! You can find Konstantinopel Rare & Fine Books at booth #526 and M.C. Rare books B.V. at booth #426.

About the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

One of the oldest and most respected antiquarian book shows in the country, the 43rd Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held November 15-17, 2019 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Featuring the fascinating collections and rare treasures of more than 130 American and international booksellers, the event gives visitors the opportunity to see, learn about, and purchase the finest in rare and valuable books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, political and historic documents, maps, atlases, photographs, fine and decorative prints, and much more.

An alluring treasure trove awaits seasoned collectors as well as new visitors at an event that offers the top selection of items available on today’s international literary market. Attendees have the unique chance to get a close look at rare and historic museum-quality items, offered by some of the most prestigious participants in the trade. Whether just browsing or buying, the Fair offers something for  every taste and budget—books on art, politics, travel, gastronomy, science, sport, natural history,
literature, fashion, music, and children’s books—all appealing to a range of bibliophiles and browsers. From the historic and academic to the religious and spiritual, from the exotic to the everyday—the Fair has offerings in every conceivable genre and subject.

In recent years, novice and younger collectors have been increasingly captivated with unique offerings at accessible price points. For attendees wanting to start a collection without breaking the bank, there will be dealers offering “Discovery” items priced at $100 or less, including a selection of children’s books and decorative cloth bindings. The Fair is an opportunity to learn how to start a collection and talk to dealers who are experts in their specialties.

Tickets are $25 for Friday night’s exclusive Opening Night, an opportunity for the public to get a first look at items for sale at the Fair; admission is free on Saturday and Sunday. Special events at this year’s fair, including a roster of illustrious speakers, the Ticknor Society Roundtable, and Free Appraisals, will be announced in early fall.

Friday, November 15 4:00-8:00pm Tickets: $25.00 – Opening Night
Saturday, November 16 12:00-7:00pm Free Admission
Sunday, November 17 12:00-5:00pm Free Admission

The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Boston Public Library and the American Antiquarian Society. Tickets are for sale at www.bostonbookfair.com and at the show’s box office during Friday evening show hours.

Vistors at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair at Hynes Convention Center on Nov. 17, 2018. Photo by Meaghan T’ao / BU News Service

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