Gotta Love Books

It’s not surprising that San Francisco is a literary hub, with so many great book festivals every couple of months. Perhaps you’ve noticed the posters for the 42nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair, to be held Valentine’s Day weekend.

The 42nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair will be held in San Francisco from Friday, February 13, 2009 through Sunday, February 15, 2009 at the Concourse Exhibition Center. Over 240 rare booksellers from the United States and around the world will be participating at the country’s largest antiquarian book fair.

Book lovers and collectors can find the world’s finest stocks of rare and antiquarian books, manuscripts and related materials priced from a few dollars to hundreds of thousands. The selection available includes early printed books and manuscripts, illustrated books, fine bindings, early American and European literature, modern first editions, children’s books, maps, autographs, ephemera, and antiquarian books on history, science, law, architecture, economics, gastronomy, wine and scores of other fields.

The smell of old books is one of my favorite smells in the world. They will only convert me to eBooks once they figure out how to replicate that smell.

It sounds like there will be a great talk on February 15 about What’s This Book Worth?…among other things.

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