Houston Book Fair

The Eleventh Annual Houston Book Fair will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 10am-5pm

On Saturday, November 9th, the eleventh annual Houston Book Fair at the Museum of Printing History will delight visitors with a wide range of items from moderately priced used books to rare and collectible volumes. The fair will provide a great variety of material for gift giving or personal enjoyment. The working studios will also be open for a variety of demonstrations led by artists. From papermaking to letterpress printing, to bookbinding and lithography, visitors will be introduced to the Museum’s workshop offerings.

From 10am-12pm, local book appraiser, Kurt Zimmerman will provide free book appraisals (limit 2) for Book Fair attendees. Visitors are encouraged to bring a couple of books and find out how much they are worth.

At 12:00 P.M., Gwendolyn Zepeda, Houston's first Poet Laureate, will give a presentation in the Museum Theatre entitled Publishing: New York vs. the Indies.

At 2:00 P.M., Paul Galvani, author of Houston's Top 100 Food Trucks, will give a presentation on self-publishing in the Museum Theatre.

Food trucks will be on site throughout the day.

Admission is free for Museum Members.
Please click here for membership information.

Admission is $5.00 at the door, or $4.00 in advance.

A very special thanks is due to Spindletop Design for creating the 11th Annual Houston Book Fair poster and postcard. For questions about this year's Book Fair, please email Keelin Burrows, Curator.

Vendors for the 2013 Houston Book Fair

Sponsors for the Eleventh Annual Houston Book Fair include:

12th Street Books
Austin, Texas
General, Modern Firsts

Arte Publico Press
Houston, Texas
Hispanic literary arts, history, and politics

Beckers Books
Houston, Texas
Used, Out of Print, Rare

Bud Plant & Hutchison Books
Cedar Ridge, California
Children’s Books and Illustrated Books

Commandant's Cottage
College Station, Texas
Children's books, Home Arts, and Ephemera

Douglas Adams Books
Kingwood, Texas
First Editions

Exquisite Corpse, Booksellers
Houston, Texas
Rare, Art, Architecture, Photography, and Decorative Arts

First Folio
Paris, Tennessee
Illustrated, Rare Books, Fine Bindings

Friends of the Houston Public Library
Houston, Texas

Good Books in the Woods
The Woodlands, Texas
Literature, Modern Firsts, Signed

Graham Book Gallery
Houston, Texas
Antiquarian

Houston Book Arts Guild
Houston, Texas
Handmade books, Book Arts

Judy Bond Interiors, Inc.
Houston, Texas
Texana, Maps

Kaboom Books
Houston, Texas
Used, Scarce, and Scholarly

Ken Sanders Rare Books
Salt Lake city, UT
Antiquarian, First Editions, Travel and Adventure, General Interest

Michael Laird Rare Books
Lockhart, Texas
Rare Books and Manuscripts, Fine and Historic Bookbindings, Documents and Ephemera

MPH Printers Guild
Houston, Texas
Letterpress items

Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
Boston, Massachusetts
English & American Literature, Detective Fiction

Wanabee Books
Houston, Texas
Cookbooks

Whiting Books
Fulshear, Texas
Used, Rare, and Out of Print

William Allison Books
Houston, Texas
Used and Rare Books


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