This coming weekend brings another book fair — the Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair. Held twice a year, in March and September, this regional fair is one of my favorites. I’m hoping to find lots of good books to buy and I will be bringing lots of good books to sell. Beginning tomorrow, I’ll post previews of a few of the items I’ll be bringing to the fair. With 55 dealers exhibiting and San Francisco’s Pacific Book Auctions doing appraisals, it promises to be a fun weekend. If you plan to come to the fair, leave a comment below or send me an email (chrisATbookhuntersholidayDOTcom) and I will send you a free pass to the fair.
If you’re not near enough to attend the Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair, check out Booktryst’s post today about the new Zamorano Select book. It’s a great reference for collectors of Western Americana, published by the Zamorano Club. If you’re nearer to Southern California than Northern California and you can’t make it to the Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair, my friends at this great shop in Covina, CA will be hosting a party to celebrate the book’s publication. Of the festivities planned, Booktryst writes:
“If you live in or plan to visit Southern California, on Saturday, March 26 at 5 p.m. a party to celebrate the publication of Zamarano Select will be held at The Book Shop, 134 N Citrus Ave., in Covina. The event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. A special display of some of the books featured in Zamorano Select has been arranged. In addition, contributors to the Select will talk about some of the books chosen and will be on hand to sign copies.”
Whether you’re in Northern or Southern California this weekend, it looks to be a great weekend for bookish activity.
In other news, I really enjoyed reading this post at the Beyond Little House blog. Like the author of the post, I can think of many, many ways and many, many times over the course of my life when a lesson I learned from reading Wilder’s books has helped me. I highly recommend that those of you who are Laura Ingalls Wilder fans give it a read.
See you in the stacks!