Monday, March 12, 2007

Akron Antiquarian Book Fair

Mark this on your calendars:

The 25th Annual Akron Antiquarian Book Fair at the JS Knight Center on Friday, April 13th from 2 pm - 8:30 and Saturday, April 14th from 10 - 4 PM. Admission is $5.00 for adults, and $3.00 for students.

This book fair features dealers from Ohio and beyond, with a wide variety of specializations. From signed first editions to fine leather bound, from the wildly expensive to the affordable good read, you'll find something of interest here.

Sponsored by the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society (NOBS), the fair is in its second year at this venue, having left the less than attractive environs of that aging party place in the north of the county for the more professional downtown venue.

I have worked at this fair for years, and spent every penny I earned on books! Pictured above are several shelves containing just plays. Books have always surrounded me from the earliest days. For an interesting essay on books read by people of a certain generation (I refuse to use the B-- B-- term in reference to myself!) you can check out this Newsweek article. How many of those books did you read growing up?

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