Southern New England Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair

Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24, 2022

A Celebration of the Book: Used and Antiquarian Books, Antique maps, Ephemera, promoted by Richard Mori Books and Wiggins Fine Books ABAA, SNEAB

Mark your calendars:

September 23 4 to 8 pm September 24 10 to 4, 2022

MW Book Fairs wishes to thank all the exhibitors who participated in the First Annual Southern New England Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair held in September 2022 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Special thanks go to the New England Chapter of the ABAA for sponsoring the dealer reception, to the Massachusetts Center for the Book as Cultural Sponsor, to Lowell Thing who signed copies of his new book on Margaret Armstrong and to the UMass Libraries and the UMass Conference Services for their excellent support.

DEALER ROSTER:  MW Book Fairs is pleased to announce that the following dealers have signed up as of September 18, 2022:

Booth 1:   Author signing by Lowell Thing, author of Margaret Armstrong Her Life and Art (Black Dome Press, 2022);  Friday from 4 to 8; Saturday signed books for sale in Booth 3.
Booth 2: Wiggins Fine Books ABAA, ILAB  Antique Maps and Prints (Duane and Deborah Stevens)
Booth 3: Wiggins Fine Books ABAA, ILAB Antiquarian Books and Ephemera
Booth 4: The Country Bookshop, Plainfield, Vermont (Ben Koenig)
Booth 5: Lippincott Books, Hampden, Maine (Bill and Dorothy Lippincott)
Booth 6 and 7: Richard Mori Books, Laconia, New Hampshire
Booth 8: Information Booth: SNEAB, ABAA, etc.
Booth 9: Peter L. Stern & Co., Newton, Massachusetts
Booth 10:  William Hutchison, Mendenhall, Pennsylvania
Booth 11: John R. Sanderson  – Rare Books, Stockbridge Massachusetts
Booth 12: Doyle’s Books, New York (Michael Brophy)
Booth 13: Christopher’s Rare Books, New Milford, Connecticut (Christopher De Lotbiniere)
Booth 14: Joseph Prior, Monson, Massachusaetts
Booth 15: Old Working Books & Bindery, West Brookfield, Massachusetts (Karen and Ron Bullock)
Booth 16: Save-a-Book, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania (Tom Hughes)
Booth 17: Resser-Thorner, Manchester, New Hampshire (Richard and Ann Thorner)
Booth 18: Haymaker Art & Frame, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts (Dianne Tuttle)
Booth 19: Dick Gossellin, New Hampshire (Dick Gossellin)
Booth 20: Peter L. Masi – Books, Montague, Massachusetts
Booth 21: Colebrook Book Barn, Colebrook, Connecticut (Bob Seymour)
Booth 22:  John Bale Book Co. Waterbury, Connecticut (Dan Gaeta)
Booth 23: John Liberati Books, Barkhamsted, Connecticut
Booth 24: Don Schimke Postcards , Hadley, Massachusaetts
Booth 25, 26, 27:  Peter Luke (ephemera and antiquarian books), New Baltimore, New York

There are still a very limited number of booth spaces available.  All spaces are well-lit and accessible.  Please inquire about details.

SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT (April 2022)  I am pleased to announce that my colleague Richard Mori of Richard Mori Books and I have developed the latest regional show on the antiquarian book and ephemera fair circuit, to tale place on September 23 and 24 of this year in the Campus Center Auditorium of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Registrations are steadily proceeding and we have gathered experienced and respected antiquarian and ephemera dealers from throughout the Northeast who will be bringing fresh material to Amherst.

Our company MW Book Fairs, will manage and promote the show and welcome the best regional and national book and ephemera dealers to the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts.  We hope that the fair will become a regular and anticipated event on the Pioneer Valley’s antiquarian book and ephemera show calendar.

The fair will showcase the region’s leading used & antiquarian booksellers and ephemera dealers and present the offerings of the are’s eminent book artists, including Leonard Baskin, Jack Coughlin and others.

BOOK SIGNING ANNOUNCEMENT:  We are pleased to announce that the author of a newly published book on the acclaimed Victorian-era decorative book cover artist Margaret Armstrong will be present during show opening hours to sign copies of his book.  The book is called Cover Treasure – The Life and Art of Margaret Armstrong and has been just published in hardcover by Black Dome Press.  The book is lavishly illustrated with over 700 color images featuring all of the known cover designs of Margaret Armstrong.  Please join us on Friday September 23 and meet Lowell Thing, a 30-year collector of MA’s covers who is also an architectural history buff having chaired the Kingston (NY) Architectural Preservation Commission.

BOOK AUCTION ANNOUNCED:  We are also pleased to announce that we have partnered with Paul Muller-Reed of New England Auctions, LLC to present a cataloged book auction on Thursday evening September 22 after dealer move-in.  The auction will be in The Amherst Room on the tenth floor of the Campus Center.  More details to follow.  Highlights of the auction include a copy of The Flower Book published in London in 1905  by The Fine Arts Society estimated $1500/$2500,  a copy of the Pennroyal Press Centenary Edition of Huckleberry Finn estimated $1000/$1500 and a selection of early American imprints with details to follow in a later edition of these notes.  Please join us for an entertaining live book auction!.

Complete Details available from Duane A. Stevens: or Richard Mori:

Please join us for the First Annual Southern New England Book and Ephemera Fair! Over 40 antiquarian book and ephemera dealers, with exhibit space, parking garage, multiple dining venues and Hotel UMass all under one roof.

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