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report from the front – Tijuana Bookfair

The last of three postings of photos of the Tijuana bookfair went up to the Tijuana Bible blog this morning. Yesterday was the last day of the fair. There were more new books and fewer used books than in the few past years I have attended and attendence seemed a bit off. Overall tourism is […]

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report from the front – Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair

While on vacation in Michigan earlier this month, I had a chance to drop in on the Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair (May 6). Held in the ballroom of the Michigan Union building on the UM campus, it featured about 40 dealers. Prices were very good, with many books under $50 (even a rack at […]

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Boston MARIAB Book fair – report from the front

Marvin Getman may be on to something. He was the ringmaster of this ‘Boston Antiques Weekend’ where a Book fair, Antiques show and Vintage textile show run concurrently in the same venue: the Bayside Expo airplane hangar . . . scuse me – Center. I am not sure the 1st year for an event is […]

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report from the front – Ed @ St Pete

St. Petersburg Book Fair, a Report. I got an email asking ‘which’ St. Petersburg? The emailer said the difference is only 80 degrees! Florida, of course. Since I moved east I was lucky enough to be able to set up at this book fair Sponsored by the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association. March 9-11. I had […]

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"No man but a blockhead ever blogged, except for money"

apologies to Dr. Johnson. A topic recently popped its head up on the Bibliphilegroupand then promptly disappeared before I could tackle it to the ground and beat the hell out of it. So, I figured since I have been skating along on other people’s work for so very long – I’d try to do some […]

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report from the front – Boston Book, Print and Ephemera Show

What do you know? I got out of the house today – I grabbed my coat and camera and ran for the door. I figured I had time for one show so I hit the ‘garage’ show. So-called since it had begun in an actual hotel garage across the street from the ‘big’ ABAA show. […]

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report from the front – Decatur Book Festival '06

September 3 – Atlanta. The Decatur Book Festival sponsored by, among others, “the Atlanta Constitution” (newspaper). This fair has been in decline in recent years, like most all fairs, but this year the powerhouse “Constitution” has taken over sponsorship. Expecting 100,000 to show. Booths outside for book events, antiquarian fair inside in a ballroom, 100 […]

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report from the front • Don Lindgren

Don is letting the Bullpen reprint his newest Casa Malaprop post about last weekend’s Portland Maine Book Fair anatomy of a struggling book fair, and some suggestions Some people have asked for a report on the Portland Book Fair, so here goes… I can’t help but say that the fair seems to be on its […]

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report from the front – Forrest Proper

A muttering about ebay selling from a mad bookseller. A few months ago I mentioned that we were going to be experimenting with selling some books that have been hanging around forever and are not in our specialties on Ebay. It’s been going pretty well- some have actually sold for more than I had them […]

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report from the front Charles Kroon

Printers Row Book Fair in Chicago ABOUT THE SHOW: It’s usually held the first weekend in June and is run by the Chicago Tribune, a large newspaper. They publish a special section in their Sunday edition the week before, which reaches a million or so reader. Barnes & Noble also are supporters so they have […]

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