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Yoko Ono Collects Rare Books: The Book Patrol Interview April 15, 2010

I had lunch with Yoko Ono during the 2010 New York Antiquarian Book Fair. That’s a sentence I figured I’d have about as much chance of writing as, “I accept the nomination of my party for President of the United States,” but with less probability of actual realization. At the Fair on Saturday, I noticed Yoko Ono quietly walking the aisles. I thought, I must talk to her about rare books. And immediately I thought,…

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Attendance Numbers For 2010 New York Antiquarian Book Fair Released April 13, 2010

Sanford L. Smith and Associates, organizers of the 2010 New York Antiquarian Book Fair, today released official attendance numbers for this year, the Fair’s 50th anniversary. Last weekend, 5100 book lovers made the pilgrimage to the Park Avenue Armory to hunt for treasure, up from 4800 attendees in 2009, an increase of 6.25%. In 2008, at the height of the speculative bubble in the rare book world, attendance was 5800. Clearly, attendance took a dive…

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Paper Your Walls With Books

“Library” wallpaper design by Tom Slaughter. Cavern is a New York and Los Angeles-based boutique wallpaper and textiles design firm that invites us to re-imagine our living environment. Their hand silk-screened, eco-friendly designer wallpaper draws inspiration from the natural world and urban landscape. The design patterns are graphic and stylized, yet maintain an expressive, organic aesthetic that enlivens any space. Pre-Fair installation set-up. Last weekend’s 2010 New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue…

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Bloom Returns to Rare Books at 2010 New York Antiquarian Book Fair April 12, 2010

Reporting 36,000 miles above somewhere in the Western United States: The long winter that has kept the rare book trade chilly has passed; Spring is in the air, the sun is out, the temperature is warming, green has returned to leaves and dealer bank accounts. The parting clouds observed at the California International Antiquarian Book Fair last February appear to have completely opened and moved on. The weather inside and outside the Fair was classic…

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Will True Anarchy Reign at 2010 Anarchist Book Fair? April 8, 2010

  New York City Anarchist Book Fair, 2009. The 4th annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair, a one-day exposition of books, zines, pamphlets, art, film/video, and other cultural and very political productions of the anarchist scene worldwide, will take place on April 17, 2010, at Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan, New York City, a center of anarchist life, culture, struggle, and ideas for 150 years, In addition, there will be two days of panels, presentations, workshops,…

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