2018 show poster painted by   Amy Johnquest

2018 show poster painted by Amy Johnquest

September 8-9, 2018
Brooklyn Expo Center - Greenpoint
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 BABF will bring more than 100 top antiquarian book, print, photo, autograph and ephemera dealers from 20 states plus England, Italy and Canada... 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 BABF. 

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- Posters - Modern First Editions - Vernacular Photography - Manuscripts - Art and Design Books - Children's Books - Historical Documents and much more


Bring your old books and ephemera to our
FREE Appraisal Clinic (3 item limit)
Sunday September 9th 11am-1pm

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Talks and Exhibits

In addition to 100 world-class exhibitors of rare books, ephemera, prints, 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

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

Presented  by Lorne Bair
Lorne Bair Rare Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera

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It's Alive! Frankenstein at 200

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


The Swedish Underground Exhibition Open Saturday and Sunday September 8-9 in the exhibit room. Included in your ticket to the BABF.  Presented by Boo-Hooray

Tour of the exhibition by Johan Kugelberg Sunday Sept. 9th 2:00....MORE


Nakki Goranin, a photo historian and author of American Photobooth presents "The Photobooth and its Revival of Memories" MORE


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

How to Create Postcards to
Influence People

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

Heather O'Donnell presents "New Directions in Book Collecting: Notes from the Honey & Wax Prize", a conversation about new directions in book collecting."...MORE

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Bagels and Books Opening Preview
to benefit scholarships at Rare Book School
Saturday September 8th 10am-noon
all book dealers open for business during the preview

Joining BABFbrooklyn
Great dealers of photography, fine prints and art