Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

Every year in the beginning of November there is an event in which  vendors from around the world come to the Hynes Convention Center to sell rare first editions and very old books. Recently it has been free on Saturdays and Sundays and no purchase is required. Such treasures as first editions of Ulysses by James Joyce, original maps hundreds of years old, and books of hours from the 15th century are on display and for sale. Some vendors will let you handle items and look through the pages of the books. Also the Ticknor Society, the Boston Athenaeum, the North Bennett Street School, and other local organizations have information booths.