The 12th Annual Houston Book Fair at The Printing Museum will delight visitors with a wide range of items, from moderate priced used books to rare and collectible volumes. The fair will provide a great variety of material for gift giving and personal enjoyment.
The program kicks off with free book appraisals by local book appraiser Kurt Zimmerman from 10 a.m. to noon (limit of two per guest). At 1 p.m., "A Dealer Q & A Session on Book Collecting" featuring Dennis Melhouse of First Folio, Peter Stern of Peter L. Stern & Co. and Bud Plant of Bud Plant and Hutchison Books will engage visitors in how they entered into and continue to navigate the terrain of book collecting in an increasingly digital era. And at 3 p.m., Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders Rare Books and featured appraiser on Antiques Roadshow will present a talk on "What Makes a Book Valuable?"
Throughout the day, a lineup consisting of approximately 20 dealers from across the country will present an array of rare items, including children's books, Texana, mysteries, cookbooks, fine art and illustrated editions, historical documents, out-of-print, first editions, comics and more. Demonstrations will be conducted in the museum studios showcasing papermaking, letterpress printing, bookbinding and lithography.