Miniature Book Society Book Fair

Sunday August 12, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Miniature Book Society is a non-profit organization that focuses on miniature books, but also supports all aspects of the book arts. Miniature books are generally considered to be no more than 3 inches in length, height, or width.

Members receive three print newsletters a year, an annual membership directory, an annual book exhibition catalog, an invitation to the yearly conclave meeting, email updates, and a miniature book published by the MBS (not every year). Annual US membership is only $43! 

The MBS hosts an annual gathering for members "The Conclave," which features speakers, workshops, and other events, in different locations every year. This year it will be held in Charlottesville, VA and will include a visit to Monticello, a guided tour of Caroline Brandt's 15,000 miniature book collection now at UVA, a book fair, an awards dinner, several guest speakers, and more.

Location: Charlottesville, VA (University of Virginia and Monticello)

Conclave Cost: $295

Conclave Dates: 
Friday, August 10th - Monday, August 13th

Book Fair Date & Time:
Sunday, August 12th 
9 - 11 am - members ONLY
11 am - 4 pm - open to the public

Washington Antiquarian Book Fair

Friday September 28, 2018 - Saturday September 29, 2018

Come join us at the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair: the only curated festival of rare, collectible books in the D.C. region.

Whether you're a serious collector or budding enthusiast, our exhibitors from across the country have something spectaculr for you — including rare books, manuscripts, modern first editions, autographs, prints, maps, drawings and other fine ephemera — at a multitude of price points.

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

Saturday October 13, 2018 10:00 AM - Sunday October 14, 2018

This event will include over 80 dealers from the US, Canada, England, and Australia.

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

Dates and Times:
Saturday, October 13th - 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, October 14th - 11 am - 4 pm

$5 at the door, good for both days

Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair

Friday November 9, 2018 5:00 PM - Sunday November 11, 2018

Starting November 9, some of the foremost booksellers from Canada and beyond are gathering at the AGO for the Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair. They bring with them a wide ranging selection of books, maps, prints and manuscripts for your perusal - including travel and exploration; natural history, science and technology; children’s and illustrated; fine press and limited editions; modern first editions and signed volumes; antiquarian and incunabula; as well as interesting and unusual books of all kinds.

Whether you are an experienced or novice book collector, a librarian or an archivist, a scholar or an academic, or are simply interested in books and the book arts in general, you will find something to your taste. We invite you to visit the fair, explore the booths, and purchase the treasures on display. Come and enjoy the show.

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
Baille Court

Dates and Times:
Friday, November 9th - 5 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, November 10th - 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday, November 11th - noon - 4:30 pm

FREE with admission to the AGO
(Admission to the AGO is $19.50 for adults, $16 for seniors, $11 for youths and students, free for children under 5, and free to members)