2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, California 90067

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 41st California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel from Friday, February 15, through Sunday February 17, 2008. In addition, the public will have a rare opportunity to view treasures from the special collections of Southern California’s university libraries in a special exhibit, Great Books from Great Institutions.

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 pre-eminent 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 an historic book like a 17th century Shakespeare folio or the King James Bible, you’ll find it at the Book Fair where items range in price from a few dollars to more than six figures.

The special exhibit, Great Books from Great Institutions, will present unique and rarely seen books, manuscripts and other materials from the vast archives of Southern California’s university library collections – many of which exist nowhere else in the world. The exhibit will feature individual displays from libraries, including:

· University of Southern California, Edward L. Doheny, Jr. Memorial Library
· Occidental College, Mary Norton Clapp Library
· University of California San Diego, Mandeville Special Collections Library
· University of California Los Angeles, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
· University of California Los Angeles, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
· University of California Los Angeles, Charles E. Young Research Library
· University of California Irvine, Langson Library
· University of California Riverside, Rivera Library Special Collections Department
· San Diego State University, Malcolm Love Library

Free seminars will appeal to both the dedicated collector and those new to the world of rare books including “Rare Books 101,” which will provide an overview on how start collecting. On Sunday, February 18 from 1:30 to 3 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. 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 15, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, February 16, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, February 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For further information, please visit www.labookfair.com or call the event hotline at (800) 454-6401.

Official Website: http://labookfair.com/

Added by JoAnnKSmith on December 11, 2007