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A Lecture at Bowdoin College

Wednesday January 27, 2016 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

To open the Spring 2016 exhibition, What to Eat, and How to Cook It: A Celebration of the Esta Kramer Collection of American Cookery at the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, antiquarian bookseller and epicure Don Lindgren explores what the physical attributes of cookbooks can tell us about our social, cultural, and environmental past. Check...

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2015 Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

Friday November 13, 2015 - Sunday November 15, 2015

November 13-15, 2015

Hynes Convention Center

Boston, MA

Friday 13th - 5:00-9:00PM
Saturday 14th - Noon-7:00PM
Sunday 15th - Noon-5:00PM
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The Jacques Pepin Lecture at Boston University

Monday September 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Monday, September 21st, I'll be giving the Jacques Pepin Lecture in Food Studies and Gastronomy at Boston University. It's free and open to the public, and I've just heard that it's filling up fast. I'll be taking a close look at all of the elements that make up a cookbook...

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The 2nd annual Brooklyn Book Print Art & Design Fair

Saturday September 19, 2015 - Sunday September 20, 2015
September 19-20, 2015
Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday 11am-5pm
Brooklyn Expo Center
79 Franklin St
Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY
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Baxter Society Talk

Wednesday May 13, 2015 6:30 PM

Join us here at the shop on Wednesday, May 13th for the monthly Baxter Society Talk. I'll be speaking about The Apgar Collection of American Cookery,  a great collection of 18th and 19th century printed American cookbooks. The collection is here in the shop, and will be on view. It's...

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A Talk at the Maine Historical Society

Friday April 17, 2015 5:30 PM

Spirited Ephemera: Cocktail and Liquor History Through Paper

A simple libation carries with it a long history of alcohol production, distribution, marketing, sales, and culture. In this illustrated slideshow,  this history is revealed through books and printed ephemera as varied as the cocktails themselves, including tavern licenses, label designs, trade...

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Food Book Fair 2015

Friday April 10, 2015 - Sunday April 12, 2015

Join us in Brooklyn at the fabulous Wythe Hotel for the annual Food Book Fair. On Sunday the 12th we'll be joining food scholars Stephen Schmidt and Deborah Krohn in a panel discussion on Cookbooks and History, moderated by Lisa OSullivan, from the New York Academy of Medicine's Library. There...

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Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

Friday November 14, 2014 - Sunday November 16, 2014

The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, will return to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay, November 14-16, 2014. A record-breaking 134 dealers from the United States, England, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Russia and The Netherlands will exhibit and sell...

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A Feast for the Eyes: Gastronomy & Fine Print Symposium

Friday October 24, 2014 - Saturday October 25, 2014

For as long as mankind has been writing about the human experience, the topics of food and drink, feasts and famine, and cooking and eating have found their way into print. This two-day symposium will feature an array of talks and panels examining West Coast gastronomy and the connections that...

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Pioneer Valley Book & Ephemera Fair

Sunday October 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us Sunday, October 12th in Northampton, MA for the Pioneer Valley Book & Ephmera Fair. The Fair's hours are Sunday, 10-4pm. It's a short one, but we will bring a selection of interesting and unusual books on food and drink, as well as menus and other ephemera. 

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Rowan Jacobsen on Apples of Uncommon Character at Space Gallery

Monday September 22, 2014 6:00 PM

Join us at Space Gallery for a talk by Rowan Jacobsen about his new book, Apples of Uncommon Character. 

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The Brooklyn Antiques & Book Fair

Saturday September 13, 2014 10:00 AM - Sunday September 14, 2014 5:00 PM

Rabelais will be headed to Brooklyn, for the first ever Brooklyn Antiques & Book Fair. Held at the brand new Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, this joint antique and rare book event has been much awaited. For Rabelais, it will be extra-special as we will be returning to our old...

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The 2014 New York Antiquarian Book Fair

Thursday April 3, 2014 - Sunday April 6, 2014
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Ephemera 34 - The Ephemera Society of America Annual Conference

Friday March 14, 2014 - Sunday March 16, 2014

This year, the theme of the Annual Ephemera Society of America Conference is "Food & Drink: Field to Table." Held each year in Greenwich CT, and now in its 34th year, the Conference features presentations by experts in the ephemera world, this time including William Woys Weaver, Henry Voigt, Michael...

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Maine Restaurant Week

Saturday March 1, 2014 - Monday March 10, 2014

Coming soon, this March 1-10, the 2014 Maine Restaurant Week will include a number of events presented by the Maine Historical Society. We're happy to be sponsoring those events and helping the MHS provide some historical background to Maine's vibrant contemporary food scene. You can click the link below for...

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Please join Rabelais, along with more than two hundred of the world's finest dealers of rare books at New York City's Park Avenue Armory for the 2014 New York Antiquarian Book Fair (more...