ABAA Announces Virtual Book Fair: NY Edition in September

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The ABAA invites bibliophiles everywhere to join the hunt for rare books and all manner of fine works on paper at the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America’s Virtual Book Fair: New York Edition. This will take place September 9-12, in lieu of the in-person New York International Antiquarian Book Fair. The in-person fair has been moved to April 2022, due to the rise of the Delta variant.

Both American and international exhibitors will offer a rich selection of manuscripts, unique ephemera, artist books, zines, as well as early American and European literature, modern first editions, children’s books, maps, autographs, photographs, and more.

The New York Antiquarian Book Fair has long been the premier showcase for some of the finest material brought to market. This year’s virtual edition will be no exception,” said ABAA President Brad Johnson. “As they say, there’s no place like New York, but the prudent plan is to wait until next year to convene in person.”

“The virtual book fairs have been an important way for booksellers and collectors to stay connected during this past year and a half of closures and canceled in-person events, and they have produced a number of unexpected benefits,” said Sheryl Jaeger, ABAA Vice President, and Chair, Virtual Book Fair Committee. “Once again, we’re taking the opportunity to be together without leaving home, flying, or packing your wares. Customers can search the entire fair, quickly by product type, category, price, or keyword for those with special interests, or, if preferred, take a leisurely stroll through the aisles to visit exhibitors both new and familiar.”

The ABAA Virtual Book Fair: New York Edition opens at 12 p.m./EST on September 9 and will remain open continuously, 24 hours a day, until the event’s closing on September 12 at 3 p.m./EST. Admission is free. Visitors will be able to interact with book, map, autograph, and ephemera sellers in real-time directly from the virtual book fair platform.

SOURCE- Fine Books Magazine

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