Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair has been the premier Pacific Northwest old, rare, and second-hand book event since 1987. The Antiquarian Book fair features thousands of unique, collectible, and unusual books, prints, maps, photographs, and related memorabilia (such as cover art, posters, and postcards) for sale.
Dealers from across the United States, Canada, England and beyond offering for sale thousands of collectible books, manuscripts, illustrated and illuminated books, autographs, photographs, book covers and cover art, posters, postcards, broadsides, fine bindings, and ephemera.
Whether you are an avid reader, artist, book collector, or curious about history, the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair has something for almost everyone, including antique books, first editions, literature classics, and old cookbooks, plus books on sports, science, gardening, the arts, and well, just about any topic you find interesting.
There is always something interesting and unusual to take home for all price ranges. Come tour the aisles of this most literate city’s beloved event. Meet with specialists from all over the world. Browse this veritable museum of cultural and historical artifacts. For more information, watch their YouTube video:
2017 Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
The Pacific Northwest’s Premier Book Event is always the second full weekend in October.
When: Saturday October 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday October 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, located on the north side of Seattle Center on Mercer St at 3rd Ave N. Seattle Center map (PDF).
Tickets: $5 at the door, good for both Saturday and Sunday entries.
Security: The book fair producers respectfully request that all coats, backpacks, large briefcases, packages and bags be checked at the coatroom before entering the exhibition area. Only ladies’ handbags and small briefcases will be allowed into the book fair, and will be subject to a security inspection upon entry and exit. For security reasons, visitors will not be allowed to bring books into the fair. However, if you wish to sell books or related items to an exhibiting dealer, please first check these items at the coatroom, then notify your prospective buyer that he/she may accompany you to the coatroom to view your items.
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98109