Tuesday, July 22, 2014

See you at the Tennessee book fair

We’re off to the Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair, which is held each July on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee. This is one of our favorite shows all year. The weather is usually nice and the old university and town of Sewanee are delightful.

 The show isn’t huge but enthusiastic book collectors come from a wide area, and we’ll see book dealer friends, many of whom are regulars at the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair in March. Among them will be our friends Cliff Graubart of Old New York Bookshop, ABAA, in Georgia. It’s always great to see him. Also from Georgia will be our friends Kenneth Mallory, Jim Strawn of Smythe, Books, LLC, ABAA, Bob and Lee Linn of The Ridge Books, Larry Wandling of Old South Books, Josh Niesse and Megan Bell from Underground Books, and Thomas Dorn from Canton. Quite a contingent from Georgia.

Of course, Mike Cotter and Greg Snider of Yeoman’s in the Fork, just a stone’s throw away in Franklin, Tennessee, will also be there, as will Billy Arant of Chattanooga, Dennis Melhouse of First Folio, ABAA, in Paris, Tennessee, and Ben Earnest of Owlsnest Books in Ooltewah. But this show wouldn’t be what it is today if it wasn’t for Tom McGee of The Book Brake in nearby Cowan. The Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair started in Cowan, and in no small measure through the efforts of Tom McGee.

We’ll be taking Civil War books (they’re always popular that neck of the woods), children’s books, leather bound books, and literature of the South.

We know many Floridians who head for the mountains in the dog days of summer and we’re pretty sure that’s what we’re in right now. So if you’re in the area, we’d be happy to see you. Please do stop by. You’ll be glad you did. The show is Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27. Here’s a link to the Tennessee Antiquarian Booksellers Association so you can get all the details.

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The 36th annual book fair is set for April 21-23, 2017 at The Coliseum in St. Petersburg.

The fair is the oldest and largest antiquarian book fair in the Southeast. Learn more about the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair and the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association.

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