There will be something new at the 30th Annual Akron Antiquarian Book and Paper Fair, April 6th and 7th, 2012 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron.
A one hour session on Saturday, April 7th will be devoted to discussing how much old books are worth and another session will be a roundtable discussion about collecting illustrated books, school books and paper ephemera (mainly autographs).
At 11 am on Saturday in the lobby to the Exhibition Hall, Jim Best, owner of The Bookman of Kent in Kent, Ohio will give a one hour talk about what determines how much old books are worth. At 1 pm on Saturday in the lobby to the Exhibition Hall a one hour session will be devoted to collecting books and paper ephemera, featuring Larry Rakow, owner of Wonderland Books in Cleveland Heights discussing collecting illustrated and pop-up books, Reene Alley, of Talmadge, discussing collecting old school books, and Garry Gibbons, owner of Historical Realia in Wooster, discussing collecting paper ephemera, mainly autographs.
Both sessions will be FREE and open to the public.