Friday September 8th 5-9pm (opening preview to benefit Rare Book School), Saturday September 9th 11am – 7pm, Sunday September 10th 11am-5pm. Tickets: Friday Opening Preview tickets – $25, Weekend Pass – $10 (Does not include Friday preview opening. For Friday preview click here)advance online purchase discount. Weekend pass at the door – $15. Sunday (only) ticket – $5 advance online purchase discount – at the door – $10
One of the country’s largest regional antiquarian book fairs comes to Brooklyn each fall. The fourth edition of BABF will bring 100 quality antiquarian book, print, photo, and ephemera dealers from all over the world.. Whether you are looking for a book for under $50 to start a collection or a rare signed first edition, you’ll find those and so much more at the BABF.
It’s a “Pop-Up” adventure for the entire family. The Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair, Sept 8-10th at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, will introduce children and their parents to the wonderful world of pop-up books with a live reading on Sunday afternoon, Sept 10th, at 1:00 pm of one of childhood’s beloved favorites – The Three Little Pigs.
Watch the charming Three Little Pigs literally leap from the pages of the book as they leave the parental nest to find their way in the world. That’s what pop-up books are all about. The colorful characters literally unfold from the book’s pages, to the delight of the reader.
The event’s narrator is the Pop-Up Lady, Ellen G.K. Rubin, who earned the nickname after years of collecting these marvelous three-dimensional books. She will also present an amazing exhibit from her massive collection of rare pop-up books from around the world. Ellen will also give a talk on the history of this moveable art form on Saturday at 1:00 pm. She will be joined at the fair by renowned children’s author Matthew Reinhart, who will present ”Cut, Fold and Repeat,” where he’ll share the secrets of transforming paper into magical, moving, three-dimensional structures that defy imagination on Sunday at 1:30 pm.
Round out the day with a visit to “Moo-reese” – the wonderful three-dimensional plaster cow covered in “Wild Things” — those delightful creatures created by the late children’s author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak. This is the first time that Moo-reese has visited Brooklyn and she’s part of the Fair’s special exhibition and sale of Sendak’s work — the first exhibition of his work in his native Brooklyn. You can purchase a Sendak print that your child will enjoy for years to come for as little as $25. Learn more about Sendak in a special presentation and talk, “Sendak: Back in Brooklyn,” by Marcus S. Leonard, one of the world’s leading writers about children’s books, at 4 pm on Saturday, Sept. 9th.
Visit: www.brooklynbookfair.com for more information.