Greenpointers love old stuff: old streets, old homes, and especially old books. Enter the annual Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair.
On September 7 and 8, the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair will return to the Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble Street) for the sixth straight year. This year the Fair will focus on subculture and a number of new trends in collecting. Among the topics are magic, mysticism, witchcraft, underground fanzine culture and more.
The Fair features 110 dealers displaying over 50,000 items for sale including vintage books, vernacular photography, and rare paper, prints, and ephemera – all priced from under $50 to many thousands. There will be something for everyone – from the seasoned collector to the first-timer.
The Fair will also present two exclusive art exhibitions, ten seminars, and a free-of-charge appraisal clinic. And proof that Antiquarian Book Fairs are not just for the older set, unique one-of-a-kind items such as a first edition Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, one of only 5,150 copies in wrappers, will be on display and on sale.
“Our goal is to get people to start great collections one object at a time,” states Marvin Getman, Show Organizer. “More and more people are understanding and appreciating the intrinsic value of finding an object that not only has a history, but an object that also appeals to who they are and what they stand for. I believe that’s why we are seeing more and more millennials coming to our shows and picking up books and other memorabilia to start a simple but meaningful collection,” he added.
Tickets to the are $15 at the door or $10 if ordered online in advance. For more information on the Fair, go to brooklynbookfair.com.