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The Season of Virtual Book Fairs

Tuesday September 1, 2020 - Tuesday December 1, 2020

They started back in June, but this fall they're coming fast and furious. I'm talking about the Virtual Antiquarian Book Fairs. There are growing pains and some different formats, but they are an interesting substitute for the real book fairs which we are all missing. You can browse fresh material...

The 2018 Virginia Antiquarian Book Fair

Friday April 6, 2018 - Saturday April 7, 2018

One of our favorite events of the year! Here's how it bills itself:

"One of the most congenial regional bookfairs in North America! 40+ dealers from around Virginia and from throughout the United States, sharing their love and knowledge of rare books, maps, autographs, bookbinding, ephemera and all other aspects of historical print...

2018 Ephemera Society Conference

Saturday March 17, 2018 - Sunday March 18, 2018

Please join Rabelais as we exhibit our very best culinary ephemera at the 38th annual conference and ephemera fair on March 15–18, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.

 Culinary ephemera includes all sorts of printed items intended for somewhat short-term use, including menus, trade cards, advertising...

2018 Bibliography Week ABAA Showcase

Thursday January 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us  THURSDAY, JANUARY 25th 10:00 am-4:00 pm. At The French Institute/Alliance Française, 22 E 60th Street: Following on the great success of previous year’s events, a special mini-antiquarian book fair, sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, will be held this year. In the Gallery and “Le Skyroom”...

2017 Oxford Symposium on Food & Drink

Friday July 7, 2017 - Sunday July 9, 2017

The Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery is an annual, weekend-long conference on food, its culture and its history. The oldest and most important gathering on this topic, it brings together up to 220 international scholars, journalists, chefs, scientists, sociologists, anthrolopogists—and even committed amateurs—among others, for a serious discussion about...

Rabelais' 2016 Annual Sale!

Friday November 18, 2016 11:00 AM - Monday November 21, 2016 5:00 PM
Join us for the 2016 Annual Rabelais Storewide Sale: 
  • Friday through Monday 
  • November 18th through 21st  
  • 11am-5pm each day
This means thousands of new, used, out-of-print, and rare books, all dedicated to cooking, food and drink, will be available at special prices. 
  • All books in the shop priced $100...

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...