Friday, February 25, 2011

Musty Dusty Love

So much to do this weekend and not enough of me to go around.

It's the last weekend of ice skating at CitiPond in Bryant Park, the City Bakery's Hot Chocolate Festival ends Monday (with flavors like Tropical Hot Chocolate, Happy Hot Chocolate, and Surprise Finale Hot Chocolate), and the Museum of the Moving Image is screening 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

All things that pique my curiousity, but what's number one on my to-do list? The Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair.

Running through Sunday at P.S. 3 John Melser Charrette School, this is the 32nd annual edition of the event, which draws old timey book sellers from around the country to Manhattan.  All proceeds from the fair support P.S. 3 and the Greenwich Village community.

Here are some of the highlights for sale at the Antiquarian Book Fair.
  • Oliver Twist - First Edition (1846) bound in Scarlet Morocco Leather
  • The Catcher in the Rye - UK First Edition (1951) bound in Blue Morocco Leather
  • James and the Giant Peach - First Edition (1961)
  • The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - First Edition (1894) with Art Nouveau Poppies in Gilt on Covers and Spine Strips
If you like roaming through old book stores and libraries, or just like the smell of really old books head to P.S. 3. 

The Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair
February 25 - 27, 2011
P.S. 3 John Melser Charrette School
490 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014

Hours: Saturday, February 26th 12-6PM
       Sunday, February 27th 12-5PM
Admission $7/$5

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