Book lovers rejoiced at this year’s California International Antiquarian Book Fair, hosted in beautiful Pasadena, California on February 12-14th. This highly anticipated event marked its 49th year, bringing together book collectors, booksellers, and anyone interested in literature’s history and treasures. The fair took place all weekend at the Pasadena Convention Center, and showcased a special exhibit celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first printing of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”
The annual fair features over 200 dealers from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, The Netherlands, Denmark, South America, and Australia. The exhibitors took over the halls of the Convention Center creating wonderful displays for their rare paraphernalia. Gems ranged in price, from our “Book Fair Finds” price point under one hundred dollars to items priced in the extravagant hundreds of thousands.
This year’s special exhibit was an homage to the 150th anniversary of the first official publication of Lewis Carroll’s timeless children’s classic, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland“. Thanks to the support of the University of Southern California Doheny Memorial Library Department of Special Collections, rare and unique items from the Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection were showcased at the fair. The impressive collection includes beautiful first editions, illustrations, and other various memorabilia.
Guests attended seminars throughout the weekend along with taking part in Discovery Day on Sunday, which gave them the opportunity to receive free appraisals by volunteering exhibitors. We want to extend a special thanks to our production partners: EPI, Caladex, and Bustamante for such a successful fair.
The White Rain Productions staff had wonderful adventures in Pasadena and we look forward to seeing everyone next year in Oakland! Mark your calendars now for the 50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Oakland Marriott City Center on February 10-12, 2017. For more information visit www.cabookfair.com.