Newberry's 31st annual book fair this weekend

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Newberry's 31st annual book fair this weekend

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1kac522
Jul 21, 2015, 1:25am

The Newberry Library will hold its Annual Book Fair from July 23-26.

The Book Fair hours are as follows:

Thursday (July 23) & Friday (July 24) Hours: Noon-8PM

Saturday (July 25) & Sunday (July 26) Hours: 10AM-6PM.

The Newberry Library is located at 60 West Walton Street in Chicago and additional information can be obtained on the internet at www.newberry.org

And yes, shamelessly copied from last year's post, with updates to the dates.

2BTRIPP
Jul 21, 2015, 2:03am

Plus ... the Bughouse Square Debates on Saturday out in the park!

3elenchus
Jul 21, 2015, 10:30am

Very probably won't make it (again) this year, but would love to participate vicariously if anyone wants to post their finds and experiences.

4paradoxosalpha
Jul 21, 2015, 10:58am

Gah. I'll be out of town.

5lilithcat
Jul 21, 2015, 12:47pm

Sadly, I will have to miss preview night.

But I should be able to get there Thursday or Friday late afternoon, and, I hope, Sunday morning for half-price day.

Again, the goal is to come home with fewer books than I donated.

6kac522
Jul 21, 2015, 6:24pm

>5 lilithcat: Excellent plan! And I'm trying to read another of the books I bought last year before buying more.

7bernsad
Jul 22, 2015, 2:37am

>5 lilithcat: You can't' possibly attend two and a half days and come home with less than you donated. Book maths doesn't work that way!

8kac522
Editado: Jul 23, 2015, 9:36pm

Had a great haul today! Somebody must have known I was coming, because there was a large number of Trollope novels and I scooped up 9 of them (mostly Dover editions of little-known works), along with E. L. Doctorow (Book of Daniel), Kent Haruf (Where You Once Belonged), George Eliot's hard to find Felix Holt and Willa Cather's Lucy Gayheart.

I only made it to the Chicago/Illinois books & the Classics/Fiction, so I'll need to go back to check out the other rooms!

ETA: also a 1950 Jonathan Cape edition of Elizabeth Bowen's To the North and a large bound spiral handout from a Newberry Genealogy seminar: "It Didn't All go Up in Flames: Exploring Pre-Fire Chicago at the Newberry." It's got to be at least 100 pages of examples of resources at the Newberry of Chicago pre-Fire documents.

9lilithcat
Jul 23, 2015, 10:38pm

> 8

I think I got all the other Trollope novels, plus his biography of Thackeray, plus his autobiography.

I was absolutely shocked that I got out of there for under $100. But I'm planning to go back on Sunday morning for half-price day . . .

I guess I'll spend tomorrow morning cataloguing my haul!

a large bound spiral handout from a Newberry Genealogy seminar: "It Didn't All go Up in Flames: Exploring Pre-Fire Chicago at the Newberry."

I picked up the brochure for the fall seminars and they're doing that one again, if you're interested.

10kac522
Jul 24, 2015, 1:58am

>9 lilithcat: AHA! Thanks for leaving me the ones I didn't have--that worked out perfectly! But there certainly were a lot, weren't there? Some of mine have a little flower sticker on the first page.

I'm going back Friday with friends so I'll grab a brochure.

11KatrinkaV
Jul 24, 2015, 10:25am

Got a couple of items– oddly thankful that I didn't find more, as the shelves at home are already overflowing, and the wallet has been giving me the stink eye re: this month's spending practices... Check out the postcard boxes if you go; someone's photographs seem to have gotten thrown in with everything else.

12lilithcat
Jul 24, 2015, 11:53am

>10 kac522:

Some of mine have that little sticker as well. I left behind quite a few others, having already read the Palliser and Barsetshire novels, which were there in abundance, along with quite a few more that I've already read or already own.

Of course, one could probably spend the rest of one's reading life reading nothing but Trollope! Talk about prolific! And with a full time job on top of that. I've always been impressed by that.

13kac522
Jul 24, 2015, 9:03pm

>11 KatrinkaV: missed the postcards...went back today...only picked up a handful of things, but did grab a 1943 Avon Short Story Monthly magazine with 15 stories by James T. Farrell (of Studs Lonigan fame) for my husband.

>12 lilithcat: One of the Trollopes, The Fixed Period, is a revised & corrected edition from the original manuscript at the University of Michigan, and published by University of Michigan Press. It's also Trollope's only science fiction, set in the year 1980. It should be an interesting read.

14mejix
Jul 25, 2015, 1:08am

Very happy with my haul today. Most of the books were from the foreign language section. Poetry in Spanish by Alberti, Juarroz, Vallejo, and Huidrobro for a dollar each. A book on still lifes at the Museo del Prado. And a spectacular catalog for an art exhibition apparently based on Octavio Paz's writings on art Los Privilegios de la Vista. Will be back on Sunday to see what I can find at half price.

I was having a little bit of buyer's remorse but spent the afternoon with the exquisite La Belleza de lo Real and I'm cured.

15KatrinkaV
Jul 25, 2015, 4:11pm

mejix, if you see any Nicanor Parra, can you grab it and we arrange for an exchange?

16mejix
Jul 25, 2015, 7:35pm

I will keep an eye for Parra. Do they add new works during the weekend? I didn't see anything yesterday. I did see a collection by Gabriela Mistral that I was kind of sad to leave.

17KatrinkaV
Jul 25, 2015, 8:48pm

Many thanks! Not sure if they add new stuff every day, but I'm always convinced I missed something cast aside by a potential buyer at the last minute in the "squirreling" areas.