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Antiquarian Book Fairs Update & Reminder
On Saturday, June 24th, the Cooperstown Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, NY. One of the highlights for booksellers, for many years, has been the complimentary Friday evening dinner at one of Cooperstown's many restaurants – a much anticipated opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues in a relaxed and informal setting. Not an unpleasant destination for an early summer weekend in central New York. Some exhibitor space is still available – for more information, call Will Monie at (607) 547-8263.
The oldest regional antiquarian book fair in the country (according to our records), the Rochester Book Fair will be hosted at the Dome Arena in Henrietta, NY, just outside of the city of Rochester, on Saturday, September 30th. The revived event (halted temporarily by the late pandemic) was to have taken place at the Main Street Armory in downtown Rochester, but an unfortunate event earlier this year forced the closing of that venue. Given the history of the Rochester Book Fair, I suspect this will become a sentimental reunion of sorts.