Come on in. The water's great! *



September 8-10, 2017
Brooklyn Expo Center
79 Franklin St
Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

Friday September 8th 5-9pm
Saturday September 9th 11am - 7pm
Sunday September 10th 11am-5pm

One of the country's largest regional antiquarian book fairs comes to Brooklyn each fall. The fourth edition of BABF will bring 100 quality antiquarian book and ephemera dealers along with a new "Works on Paper" gallery featuring top dealers of prints, drawings, etchings, engravings, lithographs, and photography from all over the country, Canada and Europe. The new Brooklyn Expo Center is easily accessible from all parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan and beyond.

* What does this fair have to do with water or swimming? Absolutely nothing! In fact you wouldn't want water to get anywhere near the great selection of rare books and prints available for purchase at this fair. We just thought this vintage photograph, supplied by House of Mirth Photography and Ephemera, was pretty cool, so we're using it as this year's graphic for our show cards and posters. Come on in, the water's great!  


In addition to 100 great exhibitors of rare books, ephemera and art prints, we will feature these exhibits and talks

We are pleased to present popUPmania!, an exciting exhibit and program from the Popuplady, Ellen G. K. Rubin.

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Copyright © The Maurice Sendak Foundation

Copyright © The Maurice Sendak Foundation

A gallery-style exhibition and sale, the first to be held in Sendak's native Brooklyn.

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Book Signing and Talk

Bet you didn't know that Ben Franklin systematically destroyed the business of a fellow printer. Rebecca Romney shares stories from here recently published book "Printer's Error", drawn from her experience and research in the world of rare books.

Rebecca Romney will walk you through the terminology and fine points of starting a book collection

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