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.

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The Propaganda Front
How to Create Postcards to
Influence People

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

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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


Feminize Your Bookshelves! 
Sunday 2:30

Writer A. N. Devers, founder of The Second Shelf, a rare book business and literary quarterly focused on writing by women, will introduce some overlooked and forgotten women writers, explore gender inequality in the literary canon, and suggest how collectors and institutions can balance their bookshelves and help redress a discriminatory literary history....MORE

Nakki Goranin, a photo historian and author of American Photobooth presents "The Photobooth:  A Short History  and Conversation about a Photographic Revolution" 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

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... 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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“Unexpected Beauty” The Fine Art of Historic Photobooth and Tintype Images.

A first-time exhibit of Photomatic and Tintype images curated by Nakki Goranin, a photo historian and author of American Photobooth... MORE

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