Thursday, February 22, 2018

2018 San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print and Paper Fair

Earlier this month I went to the San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print and Paper Fair. It is one of smaller shows but it was really cool to see things (All of the books are first editions):

Can be yours for $12,000

These were books for tweens printed in the 1940's
Printed a year after it sank

There was a dealer there that had some pretty cool autographs:

President James Monroe
President Theodore Roosevelt
But the coolest thing there was this letter from Martin Luther King to the Dean of the Boston University Graduate School asking about housing. The neat this is that the letter was written before anybody knew of King:

The San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print and Paper Fair might have been a little small in size but it had some really nice stuff.


  1. I love books and was interested in the fair but you won my heart with the MLK letter. What a great find.

  2. this is super cool! I have always been a huge fan of books, including the antiques ones! Are they expensive?

  3. Those are some awesome books! I love seeing the first editions and such, especially the really old ones. What a cool adventure. Have a great week!

  4. Oh my goodness on the last bit of this! Love old books - something very special about them and so many have such great illustrations too. #PoLoCo

  5. I would've spent hours there!
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo


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