Attention Bibliophiles: World's Largest Book Fair Returns to San Francisco

44th California International Antiquarian Book Fair

Concourse Exhibition Center

When
Event has passed (Fri Feb 11, 2011 - Sun Feb 13, 2011)
Cost
$10 - $15
Tags
Literary Arts, Other Literary Arts, Books, Book Stores

Description

ATTENTION BIBLIOPHILES AND MUSIC LOVERS:
WORLD’S LARGEST RARE BOOK FAIR
RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO

44th California International Antiquarian Book Fair
February 11 - 13, 2011 at Concourse Exhibition Center Features
Thousands of Rare Books and Manuscripts from
Hundreds of Booksellers,
Plus Book Arts Seminars and Special Music-Themed Exhibits and Events for Collectors and Visitors


Thousands of book lovers, buyers, browsers and sellers will come together when the 44th California International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to San Francisco Friday, February 11, through Sunday, February 13, 2011 at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco.

Featuring the collections and rare treasures of more than 230 booksellers from the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), the world's largest rare book fair is a bibliophile's delight, featuring a rich selection of books, manuscripts, maps and other printed materials, including incunabula, literature from all centuries and nationalities, fine bindings, children's and illustrated books, ephemera, and antiquarian books of all kinds, such as law, architecture, cookery, science, history and more subject areas than one can conceivably imagine.

In addition to book-related lectures and seminars, the Fair will have a special focus on early music this year, including a stunning exhibit of rare musical books and manuscripts dating back as far as the 1300’s from the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library of the University of California at Berkeley and a lecture on collecting early music and musical autographs entitled “The Abduction from the Scenario" by Donald W. Krummel, one of the world’s authorities on the subject and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois.

On Saturday, February 12 from 4pm to 6pm, the Book Fair will host a Benefit Reception for the San Francisco Early Music Society and the 2012 Berkeley Music Festival. The reception, hosted by SFEMS Board of Directors and John Shepard (Head Librarian of the Hargrove Music Library) will include a private viewing of the special exhibit of rare musical books and manuscripts from the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library, wine and hors d’oeuvres, as well as early music provided by noted SFEMS musicians Shira Kammen, David Morris, Yuko Tanaka, Voices of Music and more. Benefit Reception tickets are $50 and include admission to the Fair throughout the weekend and reserved seating for the Donald W. Krummel lecture. Proceeds from the Reception will enable SFEMS to continue and strengthen programs in education, performance, and outreach and to continue to provide early music performances and education in the Bay Area.

On Sunday, February 13 fairgoers can sit in on special lectures and seminars ranging from What is this Book Worth?, Book Collecting 101 and Discovery Day where exhibitors will offer interested individuals an opportunity to receive free appraisals on up to three books, with paid Fair admission.

Whether browsing or buying, avid book lovers and collectors will discover many treasures at the Book Fair. Rare books experts and avid collectors will give intriguing topical seminars. Bookbinders, calligraphers, printers and conservators will demonstrate their arts. Additionally, representatives from San Francisco area book arts groups will be on-hand to meet like-minded rare books aficionados.

Tickets and Information
The 44th California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held at the Concourse Exhibition Center (635 8th Street in San Francisco) from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Friday, February 11; 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 12; and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 13.

Tickets for the 44th California International Antiquarian Book Fair are $15 on Friday, and $10 on Saturday and Sunday, valid for re-entry all weekend. Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets to the SFEMS Benefit Reception on Saturday February 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. are $50 and include admission to the fair throughout the weekend and special seating at the 3pm lecture on Saturday. SFEMS Benefit tickets are available online at http://www.sfbookfair.com or by calling (415) 551-5190.

Media sponsors for the 44th California International Antiquarian Book Fair include 102.1 KDFC and ABC7-TV.

For more information about the 44th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, please visit the website at http://www.sfbookfair.com or the ABAA website at http://www.abaa.org; or call (415) 962-2500, (800) 454-6401.



WHEN: Friday, February 11, 2011, 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 12, 2011, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 13, 2011, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Special Events and Discussions at the Fair

Saturday, February 12 at 1pm
“The Promise and Peril of a Universal Library”
A discussion by Adrian Johns, professor in the Department of History and chair of the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates, the award-winning The Nature of the Book: Print and Knowledge in the Making, and Death of a Pirate: British Radio and the Making of the Information Age.

Saturday, February 12 at 3pm
“The Abduction from the Scenario"
A special lecture on collecting early music and musical autographs, by Donald W. Krummel, one of the world’s authorities on the subject and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois.

Saturday, February 12 from 4pm to 6pm
Benefit Reception for the San Francisco Early Music Society and the 2012 Berkeley Music Festival.
The Fair will host a Benefit Reception for the San Francisco Early Music Society and the 2012 Berkeley Music Festival. The reception, hosted by SFEMS Board of Directors and John Shepard (Head Librarian of the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library), will include a private preview viewing of the special exhibit of rare musical books and manuscripts from the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library, wine and hors d’oeuvres, as well as early music provided by noted early musicians of SFEMS. Benefit Reception tickets are $50 and include admission to the Fair throughout the weekend as well as reserved seating for the Donald W. Krummel lecture. Proceeds from the Benefit will enable SFEMS to continue and strengthen programs in education, performance, and outreach in the Bay Area. Visit http://www.sfbookfair.com for information and a ticket order form.


Sunday, February 13 at 12pm
Seminar: Book Collecting 101
Topics discussed to include: What to collect and collecting strategies, what is a "first edition", how to judge a book's condition, bookish terms and jargon, where to buy books and where to find additional information.


Sunday, February 13 at 12:45 pm
Seminar: What’s This Book Worth?
During this period, two frequently proferred questions will be addressed by one of our long-time ABAA members: 1. "I have this old book. Is it worth anything?" And 2. "I have this rare book. What's it worth?" Expanding on the context of these two questions, he will discuss the primary four factors that give books commercial and monetary value. Finally, strategies and venues for selling books will be offered, as well as when and how to get books professionally appraised.

Sunday, February 13 at 1:30 pm:
Seminar: Discovery Day
As in past years, the 44th California International Antiquarian Book Fair will offer a Discovery Day, open to the public, free with paid admission. Exhibitors will offer interested individuals an opportunity to receive free oral appraisals on up to three books.


WHERE: Concourse Exhibition Center
635 8th Street, San Francisco (Entrances at 7th and 8th Streets)

Gala Benefit Reception located in the Special Exhibits area of the Fair

WHO: Sponsored by the Northern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America

Featuring over 230 rare book dealers from the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

TICKETS: $15 for a three-day ticket, including Opening Day
$10 for Saturday or Sunday
Available at the door, valid for re-entry all weekend
$50 for SFEMS Benefit (includes Book Fair admission and special seating at Donald Krummel lecture)

EVENT INFO:
Hotline: (415) 962-2500
Toll Free: (800) 454-6401
Websites: http://www.sfbookfair.com, http://www.abaa.org

Schedule

Concourse Exhibition Center
635 Eighth St.
San Francisco, CA
Event has passed

More Info

Link
http://www.sfbookfair.com
Call
(415) 962-2500 (Box Office)

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  1. Concourse Exhibition Center
    635 Eighth St., San Francisco, CA