To say I’m excited about my first New York Antiquarian Book Fair (as an exhibitor), would be an understatement. As the best book fair in the world, exhibiting here really feels like “earning my stripes,” and is in many ways the culmination of over five years of work. Set-up begins this morning and I can’t wait.

It is also the fiftieth anniversary this august event (a wonderful history of which can be found here) and to mark the occasion as well as record my own experiences at the fair, I’ll be posting to a Flickr set I created specifically for this purpose. I’ll be uploading pictures and commentary from set-up to break down: the books, the booksellers, the booths, the attendees, etc. The set can be viewed here.

I may even work up the energy to write a few posts about the fair to this rather infrequently-updated blog. Stay tuned for ongoing reports from the Armory floor and booth B17 (where I’m exhibiting with Lux Mentis, who will almost certainly be posting from the fair as well).

You can also follow my updates on Twitter: @briancassidy (or see link in right-hand column of this blog).

Further details on the fair (hours, etc.) can be found here.

Hope to see you there!