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Special Exhibits


FEATURED EXHIBITS
Special exhibits are open to the public during book fair hours. We are delighted to announce the special exhibits for the 51st California International Antiquarian Book Fair, which celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein:

University of California, Riverside, Special Collection and University Archives Selections
The Frankenstein special exhibit will feature books, illustrations, and original ephemera from the Eaton Collection at the University of California, Riverside Library. Prepare to be taken on an amazing journey into the world of Mary Shelley, from the 1831 first illustrated edition of Frankenstein to modern day comic books.

Occidental College Library Special Collections and Archives
Among the rare and unique items from Occidental Library's Special Collections that will be showcased is the 1818 first edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which is part of the library's Ned Guymon Mystery and Detective Fiction Collection. This collection includes about 16,000 volumes of first edition books, as well as manuscripts, film scripts, periodicals and photographs pertaining to mystery and detective fiction, from 1740 to 1975. The collection, donated by Oxy alumnus E.T. Guymon, Jr., is rich in gothic fiction and other scarce volumes that will be featured in this unique display.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Margaret Herrick Library
Dramatic and colorful examples of various Frankenstein film posters will be on display thanks to the support of the The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Margaret Herrick Library. Established in 1928, a year after the Academy was founded, the Margaret Herrick Library is a world-renowned, non-circulating reference and research collection devoted to the history and development of the motion picture as an art form and as an industry.

Book Arts
We are working with local "book art" artists and organizations to create an interactive, informative, and entertaining area at the Fair. Local libraries and universities will be exhibiting one-of-a-kind works from their collections. Calligraphers, bookbinders and a small press operator will once again be creating unique souvenirs for attendees to take home. Fun for all ages!

List of participants as of 1/8/2018:

  • American Printing History Association
  • Archetype Press, Art Center College of Design
  • The Book Club of California
  • California Rare Book School
  • The Ephemera Society of America
  • Guild of Book Workers, California Chapter
  • International Printing Museum
  • Mandeville Special Collections Library, UC San Diego
  • Miniature Book Society
  • Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (a division of ACRL/ALA)
  • Scripps College Press
  • Society for Calligraphy, Southern California

Events

Friday, February 9

1:00 pm: California Rare Book School's Road Show. Meet the faculty. Learn CalRBS' focus for 2018. Discover what knowledge and skills you need as a collector, librarian, or bookseller for success with rare materials. Have all your questions answered. Experts on the panel include: Snowden Becker, UCLA; Daniel Lewis, Huntington Library; Laura Stalker, Huntington Library; Michaela Ullmann, USC; and Susan M. Allen, CalRBS and Scripps College.

Saturday, February 10

1:00 pm: Talk on Frankenstein in the Popular Imagination: A discussion by Sidney E. Berger, Professor of Library and Information Science at Simmons College and the library school at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Presented by the Bibliographical Society of America and ABAA.

3:00 pm: It's Alive: How Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Changed the World. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the panel discussion will be moderated by Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan and include David J. Skal, author of The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror; Sara Jane Karloff, the daughter of the original movie monster Frankenstein, Boris Karloff; literary scholar Miranda Butler, UC Riverside and others to be named.

Sunday, February 11

12:00 pm: Seminar: Rare Books 101
Noted rare booksellers Carol Sandberg of Michael R. Thompson, Bookseller and Brad Johnson of johnson rare books & archives will provide a speed course on the essentials you need to know to start collecting. This seminar will provide the following overview on getting started in rare book collecting:
  • What makes a book rare?
  • The different areas of collecting
  • Internet as a research tool for shopping
  • How to care for your books

1:30 - 3:00 pm: Seminar: Discovery Day
Discovery Day is open to the public, free with paid admission. Exhibitors will offer interested individuals an opportunity to receive free appraisals on up to three books. Appraisals are limited to a first come, first served basis -within the scheduled times.


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Book Signing
Saturday, February 8th, 11:00 am
Nicholas Basbanes will be signing his latest book, 'On Paper-The Everything of its Two-Thousand-Year History'. The book has received abundant praise and Bloomberg has named it one of the best books of 2013. Proceeds will benefit the Benevolent Fund.

What Shakespeare Ate
Dining in the Elizabethan Age Panel Discussion
Saturday, February 8th, 1:00 pm
A lively discussion on the food and drink of the Elizabethan age; moderated by Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Patt Morrison (Los Angeles Times, NPR). Panelists include Pulitzer Prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold (Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Gourmet), food historian Charles Perry (Culinary Historians of Southern California, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times), teacher and author Anne Willan (Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne), and 15th and 16th century antiquarian gastronomy book specialist and ABAA member Ben Kinmont. VIEW MORE

Talk: Printing the Declaration of Independence–and Selling It
Saturday, February 8th, 3:00 pm
A talk by Selby Kiffer, International Senior Specialist, Books and Manuscripts Department, Sotheby's. This is the fifth annual jointly sponsored talk by The Bibliographical Society of America and the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America.

Seminar: Rare Books 101
Sunday, February 9th, 12:00 pm
Presented by Katy Carter, Brad Johnson and Carol Sandberg. Noted rare booksellers will provide a speed course on the essentials you need to know to start collecting. This seminar will provide the following overview on getting started in rare book collecting:
  •  What makes a book rare?
  •  The different areas of collecting
  •  Internet as a research tool for shopping
  •  How to care for your books

Discovery Day (appraisals)
Sunday, February 9th, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Presented by The 47th California International Antiquarian Book Fair. Discovery Day is open to the public, is free with paid admission and will offer interested individuals an opportunity to receive free "appraisals" on up to three books. "Appraisals" are limited to a first come, first served basis -within the scheduled times. Arrive early for this popular event!

Book Arts
You won't want to miss as local "book art" artists and organizations come together to create an interactive, informative, and entertaining special event area. Local libraries and universities will be exhibiting one-of-a-kind works from their collections. Calligraphers, bookbinders and a small press operator will once again be creating unique souvenirs for you to take home. Fun for all ages!

Confirmed participants:
American History Printing Association
Archetype Press Art Center College of Design
The Book Club of California
UCLA California Rare Book School
The Colophon Club
The International Printing Museum
Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (a division of ACRL/ALA)
The Society for Calligraphy, Southern California
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA

Join us in celebrating Shakespeare's 450th Birthday!
Fine art books, posters, lobby cards, playbills and other collectibles will document Shakespeare's enduring influence on literature and the arts. Participating organizations include the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Claremont College Library, the Denison Library at Scripps College, the Philbrick Collection of Dramatic and Theatre Literature at the Claremont Colleges Library, the Huntington Library and Gardens, and the University of California San Diego.

The Book Fair's tribute to the Bard will include a special exhibit featuring some of the finest expressions of Shakespeare through the centuries. The Huntington Library, which holds a world-class collection of early editions of Shakespeare's works, will offer an enlightening display on Shakespeare scholarship throughout the 90-plus years of its history. On view will be highlights of scholarly work researched, written, and published at the Huntington, as well as facsimiles based on Huntington holdings and items that illustrate the institution's focus on all facets of the history and culture of Renaissance England. Fine press and artists' books from the Ella Strong Denison Library at Scripps College will show how Shakespeare has inspired the art of the book. Poster images from the collections of the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences will spotlight memorable film adaptations of Shakespeare from around the world, while rare books on food and cookery in Elizabethan times from the University of California San Diego shed light on the Renaissance kitchen and all its recipes, gadgets, and more. The Honnold/Mudd Library at the Claremont Colleges Library will offer insights into stage productions featuring prompt books with actors' handwritten notes, original 20th century costume studies and more. The celebration kicks off with Elizabethan music performed by the USC Thornton School of Music during the Book Fair's grand opening.



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