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Love books, rare romance? The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of
America invites you to attend the 32nd California International Antiquarian
Book Fair this Valentine’s Day weekend.

The country’s largest rare book fair sponsored by the Antiquarian
Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), will feature more than 250 rare
booksellers from the United States and overseas. Book lovers and collectors
can expect to find one of the world’s finest stocks of rare and antiquarian
book, manuscripts and related materials priced from a few dollars to
hundreds of thousands. This year’s Fair will also indulge in a little
romance in the special exhibits area where you will be able to peruse
expressions of love from the past and present, and have the chance to
create your own special Valentine.

Friday, Feb 12: 3:00pm-9:00pm (Opening Day)
Saturday, Feb 13: 11:00am-7:00pm
Sunday, Feb 14: 11:00am-5:00pm

Concourse Exhibition Center: 635 Eighth Street at Brannan, San Francisco.
This year the Concourse may also be entered from 7th Street.

Tickets are $10 on Opening Day (Friday), which includes admission for the
entire weekend. Tickets on Saturday and Sunday are $5 per person.

A Book Affair to Remember
To help book lovers get in the mood for Valentine’s Day, the San Francisco
Public Library will be presenting a Valentine’s exhibit featuring romantic
items from their Special Collections. The exhibit will include everything
from antique Valentines and delicate calligraphy collections to gay/lesbian
pulp fiction. You will see "Where to Sin in San Francisco" by Jack Lord
from the SF History Collection and have a little light-hearted fun with the
Wit and Humor Collection. The Library will also have an antique press on
hand for you to make your own one-of-a-kind Valentine. You can even have a
romantic note added in calligraphy for that special loved one.

Bay Area Book Arts
Bookbinders, calligraphers, printers, and conservators will be
demonstrating their arts. Come watch calligraphers create valentines; learn
to make a quick slipcase for your own slim volumes; find out why and how
you should consult a paper conservator; see how 18th century books were
given quick cover decors; watch a printer at work; learn the secrets of
early inks. Meet representatives from Bay Area book arts groups to find out
how you can get involved.

Saturday, February 13:
1:00pm "Book Scouting: A Passion"
  Speaker: Larry McMurtry
A Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, Larry McMurtry has published over
twenty-two novels and two collections of essays. He is best known for such
works as Lonesome Dove, The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment. Mr.
McMurtry will be discussing book scouting, a passion he has followed his
whole life. He has been a bookseller since before his career as a novelist,
now operating antiquarian bookstores in Washington, D.C. and his native
Texas. The store in his hometown of Archer City has become the biggest
business in town.

Sunday, February 14:
12:00-3:00pm Discovery Day
Each guest may bring up to three books for an "unofficial" appraisal by
participating dealers. (Location TBD)

2:00 pm "The History of Children’s Books"
  Speaker: Carol Jacobs
Carol Jacobs, M.A., is an expert on children’s literature and lectures
extensively on the subject. Ms. Jacobs is also an avid collector and she is
convinced there is a children’s book for every occasion.

For full details, please visit our new interactive web site at
http://SanFranciscoBookFair.com and browse the Fair.

Presented by the Northern California Chapter of the ABAA.  Managed by
Winslow and Associates, Winslow2@pacbell.net +1 415-551-5190  Site
developed by booknet/rmharris_ltd booknet@rmharris.com

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