Sat, Jun 05|
The Everett Arena in Concord, NH.
Northern New England Book Fair
According to organizer Richard Mori, the Northern New England Book Fair which takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 5th & 6th, 2021 at The Everett Arena in Concord, NH will be first antiquarian bookfair in the country to allow in person participation since March 2020. https://apassion4books.com/
Time & Location
Jun 05, 2021, 10:00 AM GMT-4 – Jun 06, 2021, 4:00 PM GMT-4
The Everett Arena in Concord, NH.
About the Event
forty five rare, used, and collectible book & ephemera dealers from around New England and beyond. The only bookfair held in the state has become a landmark event its founding 45 years ago. It is also the first bookfair to be live and in person in the entire country, since the March 2020 moratorium. Booksellers, ephemera and postcard dealers will exhibit their offerings and be available to help in selecting books according to your collecting or reading interests. With over 40,000 books and ephemera items on display, the variety of subjects and authors will be extensive. There will be many New England authors represented... including, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, Donald Hall, Robert Frost, Tasha Tudor, Edward Rowe Snow, Kenneth Roberts, May Sarton, Sarah Orne Jewett, Cecilia Thaxter, Elizabeth Yates, Elizabeth Orton Jones, Barbara Cooney, Tomie dePaola, Joseph Lincoln, Stephen King, Dan Brown, and many others. Subjects will include, fantasy and science fiction, classic fiction, modern novels, nautical history, witchcraft, rock and roll, and military history, including the Civil War. Also, all sorts of ephemera from the 1600s to the 21st century, including original paper documents on temperance, abolitionist, women’s rights, gay rights, and cookbooks. For the first time there will be four postcard dealers, offering over 200,000 postcards on hundreds of subjects.
For juvenile literature enthusiasts, there will be a large selection of childrens illustrated and children’s series books. In additions to the frequently sought Nancy Drews, Hardy Boy’s, Cherry Ames, and Tom Swift. Christmas stories and holiday books, there will be illustrated books by N. C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Trina Schart Hyman, Howard Pyle, Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen, Rockwell Kent, and others. “Living History" Benjamin Kilburn and his wife will be attending the fair on Sunday (free admission) June 6, 2021. From 1865 to 1900 the Kilburn Brothers of Littleton, NH were the largest producers and manufacturers of stereoscopic photography in the world. Brothers Benjamin and Edward started their company in 1865. While other family members would become involved and help create the successful business, Edward left the company in 1877. Benjamin was the first photographer and he continued to take stereographic views over the course of the business. His first photos were of the White Mountains and he chronicled the building of the Cog Railroad and took many images of the Cog railroad and the stage coaches that climbed the tallest mountain in the northeast. The Kilburn’s, long time residents of Littleton, will be available during the bookfair for photos, and conversation, and Mr. Kilburn will make a presentation about Kilburn Brothers stereoscopic views.
The Everett Arena has a 42 foot high ceiling, an excellent ventilation system and will exercise great care to make the space as comfortable and safe as possible. The wearing of face masks is suggested but not required. The Arena is located at 15 Loudon Road, Concord, NH. For more information visit the website www.nornebookfair.com or contact the organizer, Richard Mori, at (603) 801-7176 or email@example.com.