February at BFDC...

California dreamin' of book fairs this month, as the ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers) joins up with the California Book Fair and various satellite fairs and events. It makes a welcome break from the cold and snow back east — no bookseller in their right mind would miss it!

PBA Auction, February 11, 2018

One of the highlights of the California Antiquarian Book Fair is always the PBA Galleries auction, held bright and early on the final morning of the fair. If you're in the area, awake, and find that your appetite for amazing books is not yet sated, make sure to drop by — you can get the details and browse the catalogue Here.


If a visit out west isn't in the cards, you can still visit the 450+ booksellers of the ABAA at Home. Here you'll find rare books, maps, documents, prints, posters, ephemera, plus a lively blog and lots of other great bookish tidbits!

NY Book Fair

Looking forward to next month, New York's annual Rare Book Week is just waiting in the wings. The "Satellite Fair" sets up in a new location this year, with even more vendors, expanded hours, and, as always, a convenient shuttle to and from the Armory fair.