7TH SYDNEY BOOK FAIR
6, 7 and 8 March 2009
ATTENTION COLLECTORS, SCHOLARS AND BIBLIOPHILES
The 7th Sydney Book Fair is approaching, when reputable dealers will be showing their wares at the Rex Centre in Kings Cross.
This popular event is becoming a must-go-to part of Sydney's cultural calendar.
Fascinating books... happy browsers...
They will present their old motor manuals, theatre programs, and colonial ephemera along with signed first editions, (adult) comics, postcards and catalogues raisonnes on major European, American and Australian artists.
Collectors will find rare and antiquarian books, signed material, and ephemera. Book lovers will find obscure specialist catalogues, out of print volumes and some unexpected surprises.
Some of the dealers are specialists, some are generalists. Their stock covers every conceivable topic, from Australiana to Zoology, from the decorative arts to military and local histories, from fiction to philosophy.
You can contact the organisers to find out whether anyone deals in your special area. And, since the dealers are bringing a fraction of his stock, they can ask them to bring the things you are interested in.
At a time when the trade in rare, antiquarian, specialist, and out of print books is increasingly conducted over the internet, this is a rare opportunity to browse, examine the books, and meet the dealers.
Thousands of books and other printed treasures!
This is the seventh book fair to be held in Kings Cross, continuing the neighbourhood's long, distinguished, and only sometimes seamy relationship to books and writers.
This Fair is for every booklover, every collector and every reader. It is for young and old, and a great place to start collecting. You will find 200 year old books and modern first editions, and everything in between.
If you are already a collector then it is a great opportunity to meet the dealers.
The Sydney Book Fair is organised by the Bookdealers Guild (NSW) and proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney Council, Abebooks.com and Books & Collectibles.
1st Floor, the Rex Centre, 50-58 Macleay St, Kings Cross. Beside Fitzroy Gardens and the El Alamein Fountain.
Fri 6 March, 5-8pm
Sat 7 March, 10-5pm
Sun 8 March 10-4pm
Entry by gold coin donation, which will put you in the running for a literary lucky door prize.
Further information: Gavin Harris, THE CROSS Art + Books,
Telephone: 02 9357 2038
Photos on this page: 5th Sydney Book Fair (August 2007). Courtesy: Caroline Miller, Booksnbits.
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PO Box 1287, Potts Point NSW 1335
Tel: (02) 9357 2164
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