Books in Boston @ Back Bay Hilton antiquarian book and ephemera fair

Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 8 am to 4 pm, Boston Hilton Back Bay, 40 Dalton Street

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

Mark your calendars: Books in Boston @ Hilton Back Bay: October 28 from 8 am to 4 pm, 40 Dalton Street, Boston, Massachusetts (diagonally across from the Hynes Convention Center)

SHOW UPDATE AS  OF: September 15, 2023

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts and Nashua, New Hampshire.  MW Book Fairs, a collaboration between Wiggins Fine Books ABAA, SNEAB and Richard Mori Books, is pleased to announce that over 40 outstanding antiquarian book, ephemera and photo dealers from ten states and Canada have signed on to the inaugural Books in Boston @ Hilton Back Bay, a new antiquarian book & ephemera fair to be held on Saturday October 28, 2023 from 8 am to 4 pm at  the Boston Hilton Back Bay’s Belvidere Ballroom located at 40 Dalton Street in Boston, Massachusetts, within easy walking distance from the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair to be held at the Hynes Convention Center from October 27-29, 2023.   The Hilton offers ideal amenities for dealers and attendees, including restaurants, parking garage, comfortable rooms, and easy access to the Prudential Center across the street.

We are pleased to welcome  Aaron Benneian Historical Americana,  Bauman Rare Books ABAA, gallerybfa ABAA,  James Arsenault & Company ABAA, Wiggins Fine Books ABAA,  Richard Mori Books, Fine Art Rare Books, William Hutchison, House of Mirth Photos ABAA, Lippincott Books, Colebrook Book Barn ABAA, Christopher’s Rare Books,  The Country Bookshop, AIGLATSON,  John Liberati Books,  The Ridge Books,  The Liberty Book Store ABAA,  University Archives ABAA, Ten Pound Island Book Co. ABAA,  Curt Wendler Rare Books and many others.

Continuing a 25-year tradition, this year’s “shadow show”   Books in Boston @ Hilton Back Bay  will open on Saturday, October 28 at 8 am, four hours prior to the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair that opens at noon and features 120 dealers from around the world and 5,000 visitors.

The principals of MW Book Fairs are Duane A. Stevens of Wiggins Fine Books ABAA, ILAB, SNEAB of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts and Richard Mori of Richard Mori Books of Nashua, New Hampshire.   Duane was the co-developer of the Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair held for several years at Smith College and the Center for the Arts in Northampton, Massachusetts and along with Richard developed and promoted the recent antiquarian book and ephemera fair held at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  In addition, Richard Mori has also promoted the Northern New England Bookfair in Concord, NH.

Duane and Richard hope to make Boston Rare Book Week the most successful yet!   As many of you know, collectors and librarians are thirsty for live shows as evidenced by the record attendance at the book and antique events in Florida, Philadelphia, Maine, New Hampshire, central New York and New York City. What is truly noteworthy is the large number of attendees under the age of 40 at all these events.   As the markets are shifting so are the dealers with many new dealers in the trade under 50 years of age.

Let’s keep it going. Thank you all for your encouragement.


HOTEL DETAILS:   The Boston Hilton Back Bay is a modern 390-room 4-star hotel with attached parking garage located diagonally across from the Hynes Convention Center, accessed through the Sheraton hotel lobby across the street.  The location of the Hilton within a few minutes walking distance from the Hynes will ensure maximum exposure from the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair and its 120 dealers from around the world and the usual 5,000 visitors to the fair.  We have secured a block of rooms at the reduced rate of $299 per night.  Registered dealers may request the room reservation details from Duane:   Reduced rate parking options will be available soon.


BOOTH OPTIONS:  We are offering a full-booth option of three six-foot tables in a U-shape ($1,100) along with a shared full-booth option ($1,200), with extra tables at $500.  For ILAB/ABAA dealers that may wish to set up at both shows we are offering a very affordable single table option of $500.  Dealers with showcase requests should inform us as soon as possible.

To reserve your booth please respond as promptly as you can as we are nearing full capacity, with only five or so booth spaces left as of this writing.  As we are dealers working in the interests of our dealer colleagues and friends we have been working closely with the staff at the Hilton to insure that the show is situated in very comfortable surroundings in the hotel’s main ballroom, with great lighting, easy load-in and easy access to the many shops and restaurants within the Prudential Center just across the street.  The show will be on the second floor of the hotel with easy street access from stairs off the main hotel lobby along with direct elevator access.

Interested dealers should indicate their interest by return e-mail or by phoning Richard Mori at (603) 801-7176 or Duane A. Stevens at (413) 320-3701.  Contracts should be remitted to:  MW Book Fairs, 4 High Street, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts 01370.

Thank you for your support as we strive to keep live antiquarian book and ephemera shows alive!


James Arsenault & Company ABAA, Arrowsic, ME
Val Paul Auger, Holliston, MA
Aaron Benneian Historical Americana, Lampeter, PA
AIGLATSON, Framingham, MA
Bauman Rare Books ABAA, New York, NY
Cardtique, Osprey, FL
Christopher’s Rare Books, New Milford, CT
Colebrook Book Barn ABAA, Colebrook, CT
Complete Traveller, Westport, CT
Connecticut River Books, Deep River, CT
Curt Wendler Rare Books, Old Saybrook, CT
De Wolfe & Wood ABAA, Alfred, ME
Enchanted Books ABAA, Brooklyn, New York
Eyes of the Owl – Books, Wolfeboro, NH
Faenwyl Bindery, New York, NY
Fine Art Rare Books, Fleetwood, PA
gallerybfa ABAA, Prospect, PA
House of Mirth Photos ABAA, Easthampton, MA
William Hutchison, Mendenhall, PA
John Liberati Books, Barkhamsted, CT
Kenneth  Leininger, PA
Liberty Book Store ABAA, Jupiter, FL
Lippincott Books, Hampden, ME
Peter Luke Antiques, Ephemera, Old & Rare Books, New Baltimore, NY
McBride Rare Books ABAA, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Richard Mori Books, Nashua, NH
Old Working Books & Bindery, West Brookfield, MA
Periodyssey, Northampton, MA
Rare Photo Gallery, Toronto, ON
Kurt A. Sanftleben, LLC ABAA, Virginia Beach, VA
Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc., Newton, MA
Ten Pound Island Book Co., Gloucester, MA
The Country Bookshop, Plainfield, VT
The Ridge Books, Calhoun, GA
Timeless Tales Rare Books, Acton, MA
University Archives ABAA, Westport, CT
Walnut Street Paper, LLC, Kutztown, PA
Wiggins Fine Books ABAA, Shelburne Falls, MA
Written Relics, Alton Bay, NH

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

Please join us for the Inaugural Books in Boston @ Back Bay Hilton! Over 40 antiquarian book and ephemera dealers, with exhibit space, parking garage, multiple dining venues and other Hilton Boston Back Bay amenities under one roof.

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