57th Chicago Book and Paper Fair
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Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association Presents : The 57th Chicago Book and Paper Fair June 16, 2018   One of America’s oldest bookseller trade associations, the Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), will hold its annual fair on Saturday, June 16th, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 130 Plumbers Union Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd. in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. Admission is $6 and parking is free.   More than 45 dealers from across the U.S. will exhibit and offer for sale antiquarian, rare, and collectible first editions. and a universe of books on topics such as: Americana, Art & Photography, Literature, Poetry, Children’s Books, Cookbooks, Science & Technology, Transportation, Railroadiana, Civil War, Illustrated Books, Chicago History & Authors.   “Our fairs give you the rare chance to view and purchase books as they were first introduced to the world,” said MWABA President, Hank Zuchowski. “Holding a historically significant book is a unique experience that can’t be duplicated in this digital age.”   A customer at a recent fair commented: “It’s like traveling in a time machine,” she said, as she paged through a leather-bound English bible from the 1600s. “How many people have held and read this book? Monks? Scholars? An aristocrat? And now I have it in my hands!”   Besides collectible and general interest books, the fair features maps, decorative leather bindings, autographs, broadsides, vintage paperbacks and pulps, prints, posters, and ephemera. There are items available in many price ranges.   For more information, contact the book fair manager, Chris Rohe, at (847) 722-8949 or chicagobookfair2014@gmail.com   https://www.facebook.com/MWABAInfo/   https://mwaba.com/