The Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (BIABF) is making its much-anticipated return to the Hynes Convention Center in downtown Boston from November 11-13, 2022. The 44th Boston Book Fair is the annual fall gathering for book lovers and collectors, featuring the top selection of items available on the international literary market, sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).
An alluring treasure trove awaits seasoned collectors and first-time attendees. More than 100 exhibitors, from 9 different countriesCanada, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, the UK, and the USwill showcase the finest in rare and valuable books, photography, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, maps, historic documents, maps, fine bindings, original illustrations, ephemera, fine and decorative prints, and much more. A full list of exhibitors can be found at: https://bostonbookfair.com/exhibitors
Whether just browsing or buying, the Fair offers something for every taste and budgetbooks on art, politics, travel, gastronomy, science. sport, natural history, first editions, Americana, fashion, music, childrens books, and much moreall appealing to a range of bibliophiles and browsers. From the historic and academic to the religious and spiritual, from the exotic to everydaythe Fair has selections in every conceivable genre and subject. Attendees will have the unique chance to view rare and historic museum-quality items, offered by some of the most prestigious participants in the trade.
We are thrilled to be welcoming our stateside and international dealers and attendees back to Boston for the first time since the pandemic, says Betty Fulton, CEO of CommPromo, producer of the BIABF. Returning to the in-person format in a time when tangible, printed materials are more valuable than ever and continue to be a source of escape and comfort during a period of uncertainty, the Fair has never been more relevant and meaningful to our lives.
In recent years, BIABF has increasingly captured the attention of novice and young collectors seeking one-of-a-kind offerings at more accessible price points. For attendees wanting to start a collection without breaking the bank, there will be dealers offering Discovery items priced at $100 or less, so there is something for everyone.
Special events at this years fair will include in-person talks that will be announced in early fall.