Peter Harrington will be exhibiting at the following events. We hope to see you there.

Our shop remains open at our usual hours (Mon–Sat, 10am–6pm) during fairs

  • Pasadena Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo and Paper Fair

    Pasadena Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo and Paper Fair

    Oct 01 2016 - Oct 02 2016

    Many quality exhibitors will participate in The Pasadena Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo and Paper Fair, for two days only at the Pasadena Convention Center’s Exhibit Hall B.

    Exhibitors will display and offer for sale a wide variety of Antiquarian rare and modern first edition books, prints, posters, vintage photographs, autographs, fine graphics, maps, manuscripts and many unique pieces of ephemera. The seasoned enthusiast, beginning collector or someone just browsing should not miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience so many fine collections all in one location.

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    Oct 20 2016 - Oct 22 2016

    INK LDN brings together an international selection of the leading dealers in rare objects from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. A new art fair for London, INK LDN will showcase the printed word, art works, photography and manuscripts – a celebration of the use of ink.

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  • Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair (ABA)

    Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair (ABA)

    Nov 04 2016 - Nov 05 2016

    The Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair will be held once again at the stunning Chelsea Old Town Hall in the King’s Road, London SW3 5EE

    Over its life, the Chelsea fair has become a fixture in the November calendar for book collectors and dealers from Britain, Europe and America. Warmer than Boston, more intimate than York, less formal than Paris – Chelsea has it all. Most of our exhibitors come back year after year, and that’s because sales continue to increase, and the customers return, again and again.

    Book collectors love the fair, as we find from comments made or overheard: it’s friendly and varied, the dealers have time to talk, there are plenty of books but it’s not overwhelming. ‘See you at Chelsea’ has become a phrase familiar to everyone in the British rare book trade.

    Yet it’s not all about dealers and committed book people: we want to welcome new collectors too. With Christmas around the corner, are you looking for an unusual and memorable present? Or is there a subject, author or period of history that especially attracts you? Perhaps you have been thinking of collecting books but are unsure of where to start, what to look for, who to approach or what on earth booksellers mean by yapp edges, pochoir plates or slightly foxed …

    If so, then Chelsea is the place to meet and talk to antiquarian booksellers who will be happy to answer – or attempt to answer – whatever questions are thrown at them.

    Whether you are a bookseller, a collector or you are simply curious about old, antiquarian and collectable books, maps and ephemera, then the Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair is not to be missed.

    This year, we are very pleased to announce that Bernard Middleton will be signing copies of his ‘A Bookbinder’s Miscellany’ at 5pm on Friday – see “Events at the Fair” page, for full details.

    See you at Chelsea – again.

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  • 26th Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair

    26th Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair

    Nov 04 2016 - Nov 05 2016

    The friendliest and most approachable event of the antiquarian book fair calendar: If you are already in the trade, an existing collector, or simply curious about old, antiquarian, collectable books, maps and ephemera, then the Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair at the Chelsea Old Town Hall is not to be missed.

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  • Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

    Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

    Oct 08 2016 - Oct 09 2016

    Dealers from across the United States, Canada, England and beyond offering for sale thousands of collectible books, prints, maps, manuscripts, autographs, photographs, posters, postcards, broadsides, fine bindings and ephemera.

    Come tour the aisles of this most literate city’s beloved event. Meet with specialists from all over the world. Browse this veritable museum of cultural and historical artifacts. There is always something interesting and unusual to take home for all price ranges.

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  • Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)

    Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)

    Oct 28 2016 - Oct 30 2016

    The Boston Book Fair will take place October 28-30, 2016.

    More than 120 dealers from around the world rendevous every fall at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay to display their latest acquisitions to collectors. 2016 will see the 40th annual book fair in Boston, over the weekend of October 28-30. Tickets will go on sale, and more details will be announced, over the summer of 2016.

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  • China in Print

    China in Print

    Nov 18 2016 - Nov 20 2016

    China in Print is Asia’s leading international fair and exhibition for rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and ephemera with a particular focus on Asian printed material. The three-day fair is set in the central waterfront location of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and features some of the leading specialist dealers in the world, from Austria, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Hong Kong, and the USA.

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  • 50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair

    50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair

    Feb 10 2017 - Feb 12 2017

    The California three-day event is the largest antiquarian book fair in the world and will offer something exciting for every book lover and collector. Among the exhibited materials of over 200 American and international dealers, visitors can purchase rare items from medieval manuscripts to collectible editions of authors into the 21st century. There will be unusual books on travel and exploration (including maps), literature, the arts, science and medicine, children’s books, law and commerce, ephemera, Americana, and history in all eras and geographical areas. First, signed, and limited editions of many important authors will be present, plus collections of original photographs, prints by renowned artists from the 16th to the 21st century, and remarkable examples of book making, binding, and typography from throughout the world.

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