If you thought very hard for many years about buying that first edition of Isaac Asimov's I, Robot (like me) that was sitting in your local used book shop;
Then this is the fair for you.
The liBrisFair antiquarian book fair is the first of its type to be held in Brisbane since the late 1980s. It will feature a wide range of fine secondhand books.
There will be vendors selling books, maps, artworks and manuscripts sourced from around the glove and ranging in age from the late 16th Century to the 20th Century. They will mostly have a focus on art books, natural history and illustrated books.
Everything is for sale and the pieces will range in price from under $100 to the $195,000 Fruits of the Australian tropical rainforest by William and Wendy Cooper at the Andrew Isles Natural History Books display. There will also be a first edition of the Norman Lindsay A Homage to Sappho for a relatively affordable $16,5000 from the Novel Lines exhibit.
LiBrisFair is a national fair with vendors from Melbourne, Sydney, the Gold Coast and Brisbane coming to display their wares. The fair will be held at The Studio on Level 1 of the State Library of Queensland from September 16-18.
Opening and closing times for the fair will be Friday September 16 6pm-9pm, Saturday September 17 10am-6pm and Sunday September 18 10am-2pm.
Entry costs $5 per person and can be paid at the door. If you would like more information, you can telephone 07 3843 0556 or 07 3229 3278.
OK Sean - that's me. I'm the person who fits the description to the first 3 of your "Ifs" about books. This is an event for me and I'll be there with bells on. Thanks for sharing this. By the way, I did once attempt to buy a copy of Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" for $5.00, only to be told by the amused bookshop attendant that it was a first edition, and the price was actually $500.