Houston Book Fair

The Twelfth Annual Houston Book Fair will take place on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10am-5pm

On Saturday, November 8th, the twelfth annual Houston Book Fair at The Printing Museum 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.

1:00 P.M.: Dealer Q & A Session on Book Collecting, moderated by Kurt Zimmerman and featuring:

Dennis Melhouse of First Folio, (Paris, Tennessee)
Peter Stern of Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., (Boston, Massachusetts)
Bud Plant of Bud Plant and Hutchison Books (Cedar Ridge, California)

3:00 P.M.: Ken Sanders, of Ken Sanders Rare Books (Salt Lake City, Utah) and featured appraiser on Antiques Roadshow, will present a talk on "What Makes a Book Valuable"

Admission is $5.00 and free for Museum Members.
Please click here for membership information.

For questions about this year's Book Fair, please email Keelin Burrows, Curator.

Vendors for the 2014 Houston Book Fair

Sponsors for the Twelfth 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

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

Langdon Manor Books, LLC
Houston, Texas
Collectible Books and Old Papers

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

MPH Printers Guild
Houston, Texas
Letterpress items

Schroeder's Book Haven
League City, Texas
History, Literature, Military, Texana

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

Wanabee Books
Houston, Texas

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

William Allison Books
Houston, Texas
Used and Rare Books


10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday


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