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The 44th Annual Fall Gathering for Book Lovers: The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair returns - November 11-13, 2022

The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA/ILAB) is making its much-anticipated return to the Hynes Convention Center in downtown Boston from November 11-13, 2022. The 44th Boston Book Fair is the annual fall gathering for book lovers and collectors, featuring the top selection of items available on the international literary market, sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).
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An alluring treasure trove awaits seasoned collectors and first-time attendees. More than 100 exhibitors, from 9 different countries–Canada, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, the UK, and the US–will showcase the finest in rare and valuable books, photography, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, maps, historic documents, maps, fine bindings, original illustrations, ephemera, fine and decorative prints, and much more. A full list of exhibitors can be found at:

Whether just browsing or buying, the Fair offers something for every taste and budget—books on art, politics, travel, gastronomy, science. sport, natural history, first editions, Americana, fashion, music, children’s books, and much more—all appealing to a range of bibliophiles and browsers. From the historic and academic to the religious and spiritual, from the exotic to everyday—the Fair has selections in every conceivable genre and subject. Attendees will have the unique chance to view rare and historic museum-quality items, offered by some of the most prestigious participants in the trade.

Image Credits: Furuya Kôrin, SHASEI SÔKA MOYO. Courtesy Boston Book Company; Corps Perdu. Gravures de Pablo Picasso. Courtesy F.A. Bernett Books; Arthur Rackham, “White and golden Lizzie stood” for Goblin Market. Courtesy John Windle

“We are thrilled to be welcoming our stateside and international dealers and attendees back to Boston for the first time since the pandemic,” says Betty Fulton, CEO of CommPromo, producer of the BIABF. “Returning to the in-person format in a time when tangible, printed materials are more valuable than ever and continue to be a source of escape and comfort during a period of uncertainty, the Fair has never been more relevant and meaningful to our lives.”

In recent years, BIABF has increasingly captured the attention of novice and young collectors seeking one-of-a-kind offerings at more accessible price points. For attendees wanting to start a collection without breaking the bank, there will be dealers offering “Discovery” items priced at $100 or less, so there is something for everyone.

For more information, please visit or call 617-266-6540.


Friday, November 11 Evening Preview 4PM-8PM

An exclusive opportunity to get a first look at the items for sale. Tickets are $25.

Saturday, November 12 12PM-7PM Free admission

Sunday, November 13 12PM-5PM Free admission


Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115

The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America.