Serendipity Awaits! Innovative Boston Virtual Book Fair opens with Preview tomorrow
The concept of virtual book fairs is now established and yet, fairs and organisers are introducing a wide range of new ideas to allow collectors and the trade to meet, browse and buy in times of ongoing COVID restrictions across the Globe.
The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America will launch its virtual alternative to the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, one of the oldest and most respected antiquarian book shows in the U.S. and worldwide.
The fair will be held from 12-14 November 2020 and launch with an all-day Paid Preview on Thursday, November 12. Over 175 American and international booksellers have signed up for this major virtual event in the rare book trade.
Online programming on Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14, will feature curator Marylène Altieri exploring the culinary collection at Harvard’s Schlesinger Library, including the papers of famed chef Julia Child; Nicole Aljoe, director of the Africana Studies Program at Northeastern University, sharing her latest research around a recently discovered mysterious 19th century text by Chloe Russell, “A Woman of Color of the state of Massachusetts, also commonly termed the Old Witch, or Black Interpreter” at the Boston Athenaeum; Boston-based scholars/curators Allison Lange and Theo Tyson discussing the Women’s Suffrage Movement from the perspective of its visual representation; and The Ticknor Society’s popular Collectors’ Roundtable.
Follow the ABAA's and ILAB's social media over the next few days and join this leading event