2018 show poster painted by   Amy Johnquest

2018 show poster painted by Amy Johnquest

September 8-9, 2018

Saturday September 8th noon - 7pm
Bagels and Books Preview - Saturday 10am-noon
to benefit Rare Book School Scholarships
Sunday September 9th - 11am - 4pm

The country's largest regional antiquarian book fair comes to Brooklyn each fall. The 5th edition of BABFwill bring more than 100 quality antiquarian book, print, photo, autograph and ephemera dealers from all over the world.. Whether you are looking for a book for under $50 to start a collection or a rare signed first edition, you'll find those and so much more at the BABF2018.

Rare and Vintage books - Prints - Rare Ephemera - Posters - Modern First Editions - Vernacular Photography Manuscripts - Art and Design Books - Children's Books - Historical Documents and much more

Talks and Exhibits

In addition to 100 world-class exhibitors of rare books, ephemera, and photographs,
special talks and exhibits will maintain BABF as the premier regional Antiquarian book fair in the country.


Talks are free but require pre-registration HERE

It's Alive! Frankenstein at 200

A preview of the exhibition opening at the Morgan Library in October

 

 

From Process to Product: Collecting the Ephemera of 20th and 21st Century Social Movements.
 

             American Photobooth

Historical photo collector Nakki Goranin, author of "American Photobooth", will present a first time exhibit on historic photobooth photos.

 

From Aristotle to Asa K. Butts; or, the Literature of Earth Closets, Troublesome Monkeys, Sex and Reform in 19th century America

How to Create Postcards to
Influence People

Anna Jozefacka, Lynda Klich, and Juliana Kreinik will discuss what makes the perfect propaganda postcard. 

 

New Directions in Book Collecting: Notes from the Honey & Wax Prize", a conversation about new directions in book collecting

 

Bagels and Books Opening Preview
to benefit scholarships at