Pasadena book lovers will have an opportunity to catch a glimpse of rare books and manuscripts when this year’s California International Antiquarian Book Fair goes virtual, starting Thursday, March 4.
The book fair goes live from 9 a.m. Thursday through 8 p.m. Saturday, March 6.
Sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), the California Book Fair will allow visitors to explore a rich selection of manuscripts, early American and European literature, modern first editions, children’s books, maps and autographs, as well as antiquarian books on history, science, law, architecture, cooking, wine, and a wide range of other topics.
Best of all, it’s free to join. One needs only to register so they will get updates about the programs and other special events that are part of the book fair.
The ABAA is a trade association of 450 members promoting ethical standards and professionalism in the antiquarian book, map, and manuscript trade. The group also encourages the collecting and preservation of rare and antiquarian books and related materials and hosts rare book fairs with exhibitors from around the globe.
To learn more about the ABAA, visit www.abaa.org.
The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers is a nonprofit umbrella organization of bookseller associations, with its headquarters located in Geneva, Switzerland. ILAB federates 22 national associations of antiquarian booksellers, representing nearly 2,000 dealers in 32 countries.
For more information, visit www.ilab.org.