Sacramento March 24th 2012 Spring Antiquarian Book Fair

From IOBA Member ( and Sacramento Spring Antiquarian Book Fair Organizer Jim Kay:

Hello Booklovers,

I am happy to announce two antiquarian book fairs in Sacramento this year. The 2012 Spring Antiquarian Book Fair to be held March 24th and the 2012 Fall Antiquarian Book Fair on September 15th. Admission to the fairs is only $5.00. Both fairs will be held at the Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 “H” Street, Sacramento 95819. There is plenty of free parking on site. Food service will also be offered. You will shop 60 exhibitors, representing thousands of rare and collectible books, maps, photos, graphics, postcards and ephemeral items. Free Appraisals will be offered. Mention you saw this website and receive $1.00 off your admission. On behalf of all the exhibitors, I thank you for joining us at these exciting events. Be sure to listen for our radio ads on National Public Radio.

If you have any questions please call or email.

Jim Kay, Fair Director
Box 22913
Sacramento, CA 95822

Lots of IOBA members among the exhibitors!

Bookman’s Log Reports on the WABF

Greg Gibson, IOBA Membership Chair, reports on the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair:

“Setup was smooth, the buying average (best purchase was the account book of a doctor who furnished medicine chests to ships), sales “met expectations.” Crowds good, security lax (at least one book was reported stolen), and worst of all, there was a shortage of wastebaskets on the book fair floor!

“This was always a strong regional fair, and it continues so, though cracks are beginning to show. A few dealers dropping out, and the same crowd in attendance year after year.”

Read more, with pictures, here:

Washington Book Fair Report

A number of other IOBA dealers were exhibiting too; as a visitor, I enjoyed meeting them and being able to put more names (and inventory!) to faces.