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Rare Books LA Returns to In-Person Book Fairs


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Pasadena, California Jan 19, 2022 ( – RARE BOOKS LA – PASADENA VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON BOOK FAIR

Rare Books LA – Pasadena welcomes booksellers and bibliophiles from around the world to safely reconnect and share their love of books, fine prints, maps, ephemera, and more.

With support from, the in-person book fair is being held February 4-6, 2022 at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, in Pasadena, California. Opening night tickets for Friday, February 4 from 5 pm-8 pm/PT benefit The Huntington and entitle those ticket holders to $10 off admission to the world-famous library and gardens during the month of February. The book fair continues Saturday, February 5 from 10am-6pm/PT, and Sunday, February 6 from 11 am-4pm/PT.

Visitors to the fair will have ample opportunity to explore the unique offerings of 85 rare book, fine print and map sellers from across the globe. “The fair is an opportunity for exploring, discovery, learning and perhaps even taking a treasure home with you,” said Rare Books LA Director Jodi Tolan.

Pasadena will also be the epicenter of several events in recognizing the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses, considered one of the most important works of modernist literature. The Huntington Library is hosting the two-day conference: Joycean Cartographies: Navigating a New Century of Ulysses”, as well the special exhibition “Mapping Fiction” on novels and maps from the 16th through the 20th century, including a newly acquired series of engraved maps derived from Ulysses made by the artist David Lilburn. Joyce scholars are joining Rare Books LA for a free, online panel open to the public at 1pm/PT on January 27: “The Novel of the Century: Reflecting on James Joyce’s Ulysses on the 100th Anniversary of its Publication.”

In conjunction with the in-person book fair, Rare Books LA is hosting a concurrent virtual book fair using the Getman’s Virtual platform that kicks off Thursday, February 3 at 9am/PDT and runs for the duration of the in-person fair.

For more information about the fair, special events, tickets, and a list of exhibitors, please visit the Rare Books LA website:

Rare Books LA – Pasadena is following all the most up-to-date Covid-19 safety guidelines. Visitors must wear masks and provide proof of vaccination status or a negative Covid test within 24 hours prior to the event.

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