Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Upcoming Event : 54th Michigan Book & Paper Show, September 25

Attention book & paper collectibles lovers!  It's time for the 54th Michigan Antiquarian Book and Paper Show, Sunday, September 25, 2011, held at the Lansing Center, Lansing, Michigan, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Touted as the "Midwest's Largest Book and Paper Show," the 180+ tables of goodies range from rare books, maps, cookbooks, art, Michigan history, postcard & trading cards, music and much more.  The event is sponsored by the Mid-Michigan Antiquarian Book Dealers Association and has been a semi-annual special event for years.


Visit the website of the Curious Book Shop for more information including a show guide.  For those coming from out of town, view the area map at Google Maps.  Admission is $4.50 per adult, children 13 and under are free. 

Although the event is not specific to any one interest, there is certainly plenty for the historian.  In the past, I've had some great unexpected finds that have been purchased for the Local History Collection.  Those included some telephone & city directories, and some rare local history titles.  The beauty of a large event such as this, is that you don't have any idea what you run across.  My kingdom for unlimited time and a bulging wallet...

Nameless Picture of the Day
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Photographer - Myers, Marcellus
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