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"
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Vendors for the 2014 Houston Book Fair
12th Street Books
General, Modern Firsts
Arte Publico Press
Hispanic literary arts, history, and politics
Used, Out of Print, Rare
Bud Plant & Hutchison Books
Cedar Ridge, California
Children’s Books and Illustrated Books
College Station, Texas
Children's books, Home Arts, and Ephemera
Douglas Adams Books
Exquisite Corpse, Booksellers
Rare, Art, Architecture, Photography, and Decorative Arts
Illustrated, Rare Books, Fine Bindings
Friends of the Houston Public Library
Good Books in the Woods
The Woodlands, Texas
Literature, Modern Firsts, Signed
Graham Book Gallery
Houston Book Arts Guild
Handmade books, Book Arts
Judy Bond Interiors, Inc.
Used, Scarce, and Scholarly
Ken Sanders Rare Books
Salt Lake city, UT
Antiquarian, First Editions, Travel and Adventure, General Interest
Michael Laird Rare Books
Rare Books and Manuscripts, Fine and Historic Bookbindings, Documents and Ephemera
MPH Printers Guild
Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
English & American Literature, Detective Fiction
Used, Rare, and Out of Print
William Allison Books
Used and Rare Books