Saturday, October 28, 2006

Albany Institute of History and Art's 33rd Annual Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair

I want to plug this because not only is the Institute a neighbor on Washington Avenue to the main branch of the library, but the event deals with books and librarians.

The event is a fundraising event for the AIHA Library. General admission to the exhibitions of the Albany Institute is $7.00. Most of the related book fair activities are free, except where noted. General admission to Sunday’s events at The Armory is $5.00. However, there is some special pricing:
Students get in free when they present their school identification cards.
Librarians, archivists, curators, teachers, and professors get in at half-price when they present a business card or institutional identification card.

Saturday, November 11, 2006 at the Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue
2:00 - 3:00: Lecture and Booksigning. Nancy Todd, author of New York’s Historic Armories: An Illustrated History. Free.
3:00 - 4:00: Behind the Scenes Tour. Learn how the Albany Institute preserves and organizes its library materials and see examples from its unique collection. Free.
3:30 - 5:00: Appraisal Fair. Bring your paper-based treasures (e.g., rare books, photographs, maps, posters, postcards, manuscripts, prints, family letters, ephemera, broadsides, autographs, etc.). $5 per item or $10 for 3 items.

Sunday, November 12, 2006 at the The Armory, 195 Washington Avenue
Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair
10:00—4:00: More than 50 booths selling rare books, ephemera, photographs, posters, prints, and other paper-based collectibles. Special events include Meet the Author, Dealer Presentations, and exhibitions.
Meet the Author
Informally chat with some of the region’s popular authors about their research and publications.
11:00 – 11:45: Charles Semowich, coauthor of Flora, Fauna, and Fantasy: The Art of Dorothy Lathrop
12:00 – 12:45: Paul Grondahl, author of I Rose Like a Rocket, Mayor Corning: Albany Icon, Albany Enigma, and other titles
1:00 – 1:45: Tom Lewis, author of The Hudson: A History
2:00 – 2:45: Nancy Todd, author of New York’s Historic Armories: An Illustrated History
And more!

Dealer Presentations
Drop by these booths for quick talks and demonstrations about special collecting areas.
11:30 - 11:45: Ephemera, Ephemera Society
11:45 - 12:00: Children’s Book Series, Lee Temares
12:30 - 12:45: Postal History, aGatherin’
1:30 - 1:45: Ephemera, Margaret O’Connell
1:45 - 2:00: Fishing Books, Austin’s Antiquarian Books
And more!

Please contact Rebecca Rich-Wulfmeyer for more information. She is the Chief Librarian and Archivist at the Albany Institute of History & Art
125 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12210
t 518-463-4478 f 518-463-5506

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