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FAIR & TRADE
From the 27th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book
Although books headline the show, the Book Fair features a broad spectrum of rare objects including photographs, manuscripts, maps and autographs. Boston’s International Antiquarian Book Fair offers a spectrum of work to intrigue the most passionate collector and casual browser alike. For one weekend, more than 500 years of many of the world’s finest, most rare works on paper can be viewed and purchased in Boston. "For bibliophiles, there’s no better place on earth to be than Boston from October 31- November 2," said Ken Gloss, Chairman of the New England Chapter Book Fair Committee. "But it’s not just book lovers who attend – the weekend attracts everyone from sports fanatics to Hollywood memorabilia collectors to interior designers," Gloss continued. "There’s something for practically everyone at any one of the weekend events."
As Boston to some of the world’s most respected libraries, private collections and antiquarian booksellers, Boston is a natural and popular site for the Annual Antiquarian Book Fair. Many of the area’s leading cultural institutions also exhibit at the fair including the Boston Athenaeum, The Peabody Essex Museum and the American Antiquarian Society.
Hours for the Book Fair are Friday, Oct. 31 (Opening Night), 5-9pm, Saturday, Nov. 1, 12-7pm, and Sunday, Nov. 2, 12-4pm. Tickets are available at the door beginning a half hour before the show opens.
The Book Fair is sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America. A portion of ticket sale proceeds benefits the Boston Public Library and the American Antiquarian Society.
BOSTON CITY COUNCIL PASSES GLOBAL TRADE RESOLUTION
The resolution brought Boston to Council members that global trade agreements are already having a direct local impact. The resolution states in part:
The Boston-Cambridge Alliance for Democracy has been working long and
hard with allied organizations to get the Massachusetts bill passed. The
successful strategy to have the City Council support the bill provides
"Mondev is claiming the parking lot property next to their failed Lafayette Place on Washington Street. If the NAFTA tribunal (made up of trade lawyers) awards them such damages, there will be no appeal to any court in the U.S. If the U.S. loses the case and has to pay, the federal government may seek to make Boston pay them back, or be cut off from federal subsidies."
These successful strategies can be useful in other communities working
on local resolutions.