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Upcoming Events - Los Angeles ABAA Book Fair

By Joachim Koch. Jan 28, 2010. 11:00 PM.

Topics: Book Collecting, Movie Tie-Ins, Book News

Please visit us at the Los Angeles ABAA Bookfair at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza between  Friday, February 12, 2010 at 5:00pm and Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 5:00pm.  Books Tell You Why will be in booth 419.   We usually get a couple of complimentary tickets, please contact us if interested.

Find the Press-release below, over the next couple of days we'll take a peak under the covers (piles of books) to pre-view  books we'll have with us to showcase and sell.  Focus will be on Books-To-Film.  We've also been asked to contribute to the "

From Author to Oscar" special exhibition.  More to come on this topic as well.


Los Angeles Event Offers Public A Peak into the Rare Books World Including a
From Author to Oscar® Special Exhibit

LOS ANGELES – Book lovers, collectors and scholars will have the opportunity to see and purchase the finest in rare and valuable books, manuscripts, autographs, fine graphics, prints, maps and more at the 43rd California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel from Friday, February 12, through Sunday February 14, 2010. Additionally, the public will get a distinctly literary perspective on the journey a story makes from the book to the big screen by visiting this year’s special exhibit, From Author to Oscar®.

Sponsored by the Southern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the Los Angeles Book Fair is recognized as one of the world's premier antiquarian book exhibitions and sales. Exhibits from over 200 preeminent members of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America will feature books from five centuries of printing, as well as rare manuscripts that predate Gutenberg. Books will cover every imaginable area of interest -- from the history of travel and exploration, early science and medicine, technology, law and commerce to literature and the arts. Whether you are seeking a first edition of a favorite modern author or historic objects such as original maps from the age of discovery or a 17th century copy of Shakespeare, you’ll find it at the Book Fair where items range in price from a few dollars to more than six figures.

From Author to Oscar, will celebrate literary works that were turned into Best Picture winning films at the Oscars with a display of beautiful and rare copies of the original books along with related movie scripts, posters and other collectibles. More than 65% of all Best Picture-winning films are based on books, short stories or plays ranging from Hamlet to Slumdog Millionaire and from Gone with the Wind to The Godfather. The Fair will feature seminars on Saturday and Sunday designed to appeal to dedicated collectors and rare book amateurs alike. Sunday features the beginning collector with the Rare Books 101 Seminar at 12 p.m. and Discovery Day at 1:30 p.m. Discovery Day is an opportunity for the public to present up to three items to experts for free examination. Admission to the California International Antiquarian Book Fair is $15 on Friday for a three-day ticket and $10 on Saturday or Sunday. There is $5 off admission for students with valid identification. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, located at 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles. Hours are Friday, February 12, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, February 13, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, February 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information, please visit www.labookfair.com or call the event hotline at (800) 454-6401.

*Oscar is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Joachim Koch
Book buyer. Bookseller. Factotum Generalis. Believes in not attempting to be the smartest person in room and enjoys growing success.


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