Antiquarian Book Fair Includes Harvey Milk's First (Failed) Campaign Poster

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Mark your calendars: The California International Antiquarian Book Fair is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Feb. 10-12 at the Oakland Marriott City Center. As one of the largest and most prestigious book fairs in the world, this treasured annual exhibition is known for showcasing a fine collection of rare and valuable books in a three-day fair for history buffs, art buffs, and bookworms alike.


From California's beloved Harvey Milk's first (failed) campaign poster to a Polish post-WWII protest for peace following violence incited by fake news, to frames of celluloid from the first feature film in the world, the book fair features treasures from nearly 200 booksellers around the world. Whether you're looking for manuscripts, autographs, finely bound books, or more, this fair is the place to discover something new—or something really, really old. Happy reading! // Feb. 10-12, 1001 Broadway (Oakland), cabookfair.com


Harvey Milk's First Campaign Poster

The Cherokee Creek Boundary Survey Expedition of 1850

The Cherokee Creek Boundary Survey Expedition of 1850

A 1946 flyer decrying violence incited by fake news

Tippler's Vow

Vulgate Bible (13th century)

The Music of the World Fairs

The First Feature Film in The World

​Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathaniel West, 1933

Les Mois: Douze Compositions by Eugene Grasset

The Germ: Thoughts towards Nature In Poetry, Literature and Art.

Verses, Dedicated to Her Mother by Christina Rossetti

An Essay on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, 1847-1854

In the Gutter by Val Hennessy

Living Arts

Living Arts

Living Arts

Punk by Julie Davis

New Architecture in Venice, California

Anthony Boucher Collection

Anthony Boucher Collection

Photograph of Anthony Boucher, 1947

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction Collection

Ross MacDonald (Kenneth Millar) Collection (1870-1943)

California Monthly, 1996

Keyhole Mystery Magazine, 1960

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