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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... read more
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... read more
Friday February 7, 2014 - Sunday February 9, 2014
Join us this February for three days in sunny Pasadena, California for the 2014 California International Antiquarian Book Fair. read more
Saturday January 18, 2014 11:00 AM - Sunday January 19, 2014 4:00 PM
Join us this coming Janurary 18th & 19th, 2014 in New York City for the new Metropolis Book Fair. We'll be exhibiting a fine selection of culinary works from five centuries, as well as books on cocktails and distilling, mushrooms and foraging, farming and gardening. read more
Sunday August 18, 2013 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Joe Yonan is coming to Rosemont Produce Market!
Sunday August 18th, 2-5pm
Rosemont Produce Company
5 Commercial Street, Portland Maine
The summer vegetable harvest is in full swing, and there's no better place to see it than at the Rosemont Produce Market in Portland, and... read more
Saturday July 27, 2013 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This year, we're moving the Annual Rabelais Book Sale to July. Previously, we've held it alternately in the winter or in the spring, but so many of our regular summer customers have asked for a summer sale that this year it will be:
Saturday, July 27th 11am-4pm.
As... read more
Sunday June 2, 2013 2:00 PM
We're pleased to host the Smith College Club of Maine's annual Spring Tea, featuring Martin Antonetti, Curator of the Mortimer Rare Book Room at Smith College, and Maine-based book artist Rebecca Goodale. Looking forward to meeting all the fabulous Smith alums that call Maine home! Please note this is a... read more
Friday February 15, 2013 - Sunday February 17, 2013
The San Francisco three-day event is the largest antiquarian book fair in the world and will offer something exciting for every book lover and collector. Among the exhibited materials of over 200 American and international dealers, you can peruse and purchase rare items from medieval manuscripts to collectible editions of... read more
Thursday February 7, 2013 - Saturday February 9, 2013
Join us in New York this February for the second annual Roger Smith Cookbook Conference. We're participating along with cookbook authors, publishers, editors, agents, researchers and scholars. On Thursday, Don joins Marvin Taylor, T. Susan Chang, Andy Smith, Laura Shapiro, Jonathan Milder and Jane Greenway Carr for a workshop on... read more
Saturday July 28, 2012 10:00 AM
Join us for the 23rd Annual Antiquarian Book Fair at Searles Castle in Great Barrington, MA. It's at the John Dewey Academy on Maine Street (Rt. 7), right near downtown.
We will be bringing a selection of fine and rare food and drink books from the US, UK,... read more
Thursday April 12, 2012 5:00 PM - Sunday April 15, 2012 3:00 PM
Next week, Rabelais travels to New York's Park Avenue Armory to exhibit the very best of their collection of fine rare and antiquarian culinary books at the 52nd annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair.
We hope you'll join us as we travel from Maine to what is considered... read more
Friday April 6, 2012
"At Rabelais, which specializes in food and drink titles (it’s reopening later this month in Biddeford, Maine, 207-774-1044, rabelaisbooks.com), there’s a collection of culinary ephemera, from pamphlets to printed menus, and a deep selection of out-of-print and rare cookbooks." read more
Friday December 2, 2011 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Please join us for an exhibition of David Levy's photographs titled, Still Lives. David's richly textured photographs evoke a Northern Renaissance frame of mind in a contemporary rural setting. read more
Friday November 11, 2011 5:00 PM - Sunday November 13, 2011 5:00 PM
Please join us in Boston for the 35th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair. We'll be there amongst the other dealers with our selection of rare books on food and drink, including English, American and Continental cookbooks, fine books on wine and cocktails, menus from around the world and more. read more
Saturday September 10, 2011 1:00 PM
"There are a few essential things that make us human. Take away sex and you fill a man with desire. Take away breath and a man suffocates. Take away food and things start to get serious."
On Saturday September 10th we will host a reading and book signing... read more