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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.

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 or contact the organizer, Richard Mori, at (603) 801-7176 or

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