Big Week for NOBS: Thursday Forum and Sunday Book Show

Upcoming NOBS Forum: Jennifer Weinbrecht: Our Own Particular Jane

Thursday, October 17, 7pm

Jennifer Weinbrecht, with her daughters Amy Patterson and Beth Dean, took over Jane Austen Books in 2008 and moved the inventory from Chicago to Novelty, Ohio. They sell online (, through a mail-order catalog, and at Austen-related events. Weinbrecht will be presenting an overview of Austen’s life and works, literary criticism and scholarship. She’ll discuss film adaptations and fan fiction. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of her most popular novel, Pride and Prejudice, and Weinbrecht will explore the way Austen’s art of observation leads to her writing being understood by modern audiences, contributing to her enduring popularity.

All NOBS Forums are FREE and open to the public.

The forum will be held at Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Boulevard, Shaker Heights 44120. There are many events at Loganberry Books. See their website for more details on upcoming events, including NOBS Forums.

NOBS 2013 Cleveland Antiquarian Book & Paper Show

Sunday, October 20th, 10am to 5pm

The NOBS Third Annual Cleveland Book Fair  returns to the Cleveland Skating Club,  2500 Kemper Rd., Cleveland,  October 20, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Two dozen dealers have signed on and others are inquiring, some from out of state.

A wide variety of dealers in old, used, and rare books and paper collectibles will set up booths for the one-day Antiquarian Book and Paper Show. It’s like a paper museum where everything is for sale! And you don’t have to be a “collector” to take part. From books centuries old, bound in leather or vellum, to modern gems already out-of-print, the Cleveland Antiquarian Book and Paper Show offers a wide variety. Dealers may specialize in modern first editions of literature, military history, Ohioana, children’s and illustrated books, postcards and ephemera, or beautiful leather-bound sets. There’s a little something for everyone.

Guests of the NOBS Cleveland Antiquarian Book & Paper Show may also bring along up to three books of their own for a free evaluation a la Antiques Road Show.

The Skating Club is located near the Shaker parks, as well as Shaker Square and the Larchmere Antiques district. General Admission is $5. Student Admission is $3. Admission is FREE for NOBS members.

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