The 43rd annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to Boston’s Hynes Convention Center November 15-17, 2019. The offerings are wide and diverse from over 130 dealers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Russia, and Argentina who will exhibit and sell rare, collectible and antiquarian books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, modern first editions, photographs, and fine and decorative prints. Panel discussions and guest speakers on Saturday and Sunday.
The opening night of the Boston Book Fair is a special event that benefits the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Benevolent Fund. It provides an opportunity to browse the collections of U.S. and international dealers and to mingle with other bibliophiles, collectors, museum curators, and curious special collections librarians. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the event or online at www.bostonbookfair.com
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.