February 12-14 in Los Angeles: 43rd Annual California International Antiquarian Book Fair

In conducting research towards the forthcoming title “Publish Your Photography Book” which I am writing with my colleague and co-author Darius Himes (Princeton Architectural Press, anticipated fall 2010), I came across this upcoming book fair at the Hyatt Regency in the Century City area of Los Angeles.

From the ILAB website:

Collectible Treasures from the World’s Rare Booksellers

43rd California International Antiquarian Book Fair

February 12-14, 2010

Book lovers, collectors and scholars will have the opportunity to see and purchase the finest in rare and valuable books, manuscripts, autographs, fine graphics, prints, maps and more at the 43rd California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel from Friday, February 12, through Sunday February 14, 2010. Additionally, the public will get a distinctly literary perspective on the journey a story makes from the book to the big screen by visiting this year’s special exhibit, From Author to Oscar.

Sponsored by the Southern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the Los Angeles Book Fair is recognized as one of the world’s premier antiquarian book exhibitions and sales. Exhibits from over 200 pre-eminent members of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America will feature books from five centuries of printing, as well as rare manuscripts that predate Gutenberg.

Books will cover every imaginable area of interest – from the history of travel and exploration, early science and medicine, technology, law and commerce to literature and the arts. Whether you are seeking a first edition of a favorite modern author or historic objects such as original maps from the age of discovery or a 17th century copy of Shakespeare, you’ll find it at the Book Fair where items range in price from a few dollars to more than six figures.

From Author to Oscar, will celebrate literary works that were turned into Best Picture winning films at the Oscars with a display of beautiful and rare copies of the original books along with related movie scripts, posters and other collectibles. More than 65 per cent of all Best Picture-winning films are based on books, short stories or plays ranging from Hamlet to Slumdog Millionaire and from Gone with the Wind to The Godfather.

From the official Press Release, read more details …

Exhibitors’ List …

Events at the Fair:

From Author to Oscar

The theme for this year’s design concept and Special Exhibits, entitled From Author to Oscar, is all about great books turned into great movies. Fifty out of the 78 Best-Picture Winning films are based on books, rare copies of all these will be showcased at the Book Fair, along with ephemera such as original movie posters.

Southern California Book Arts

Bookbinders, calligraphers, printers, and conservators will be demonstrating their arts.

A Talk on the Value of Bookseller’s Catalogues

Presented by Michael Suarez and the Bibliographical Society, Saturday, February 13th, 2010 1.00 p.m.

From Author to Oscar

A Panel Discussion about the role of great books in Oscar winning movies, presented by Rare Book Experts Kevin Johnson and Jim Pepper, along with LA Times Film Critic, Kenneth Turan. Saturday, February 13th, 2010 3.00 p.m.

Rare Books 101

Speed course on the essentials you need to know to start collecting, presented by Katy Carter, Brad Johnson and Carol Sandberg. Sunday, February 14th, 2010 12.00 p.m.

– What makes a book rare?
– The different areas of collecting.
– Internet as a research tool for shopping: Ebay versus ABE.
– How to care for your books.

Discovery Day

The Discovery Day offers an opportunity to receive free appraisals on up to three books. Sunday, February 14th, 2010 1.30 – 3.00 pm
43rd California International Antiquarian Book Fair, February 12-14, 2010

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, California

February 12th – 4 pm to 9 pm
February 13th – 11 am to 7 pm
February 14th – 11 am to 5 pm

All about the California Antiquarian Book Fair on www.labookfair.com


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