$25 Friday opening night, Free Saturday & Sunday!
One of the oldest and most respected antiquarian book shows in the country, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to Boston’s Back Bay for it’s 43rd year. Featuring the fascinating collections and rare treasures of more than 130 from the U.S., England, Canada, Netherlands, France, Germany, Russia, Denmark, Hungary, and Argentina; 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, and science to 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.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.