Friday, Feb 07, 2020 - Sunday, Feb 09, 2020
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
BOOK FAIR HOURS
Friday, February 7, 2020 • 3 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, February 8, 2020 • 11 am to 7 pm
Sunday, February 9, 2020 • 11 am to 5 pm
Tickets may be purchased at the door and include return admission throughout the duration of the Fair.
$25: Preview on Friday 7th (includes Saturday and Sunday)
$15: Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th
- Students: $5.00 off admission (with current valid ID)
- ABAA and ILAB members: Free admission (with membership card)
Use your California Book Fair ticket stub for $5 discount into the Huntington Library during February 2020.
If you have been given a VIP Complimentary Pass from an exhibitor, please exchange your pass for a 3-day ticket at the door.
Featuring over 150 booksellers from the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), this three-day event is recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world. Visitors have the opportunity to see, learn about, and purchase the finest in rare books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, fine prints, photographs, ephemera, and more.
The artwork used in the promotion of the book fair is reproduced from artist Bertha Boye's beautiful "Votes for Women" poster. On October 10, 1911, California became the sixth state where women could vote equally with men, nine years before the 19th Amendment enfranchised women nationally. Boye's artwork is probably the most popular poster produced during the American suffrage movement. Her design won first place in a contest sponsored by the College Equal Suffrage League in San Francisco, and the image was later reproduced on cards, fliers and publicity stamps. For an entire week in August, stores in San Francisco featured the poster in their windows, often accompanied by decorations in suffrage yellow, which supporters referred to as "the color of success."
Boye's artwork is probably the most popular poster produced during the American suffrage movement. Her design, featuring a draped western suffragist posed against the Golden Gate as the sun sets behind her, won first place in a contest sponsored by the College Equal Suffrage League in San Francisco. The image was later reproduced on cards, fliers and publicity stamps.