Annual book fair returns to John S. Knight Center

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The 32nd Annual Akron Antiquarian Book Fair will be April 18 and 19 at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron.

Highlights this year include Les Roberts on April 19, who will talk about his books at 11 a.m. and sign books, and other talks throughout the book fair.

The book fair will be 3 to 8:30 p.m. on April 18, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 19. Cost is $5 general, $3 for students.

About 40 vendors will offer rare and collectible books, maps, posters and other printed materials.

Also on April 19 at 1 p.m. Paul Huff will present "Lost in the Footnotes: On the Trail of Colonel Conger." Akron native Col. Arthur L. Conger (1872-1951) earned military honors and later became president of the Theosophical Society. The esoteric philosophy seeks to understand being and the nature of divinity. His family was long associated with history, and a west Akron street was named for him.

Tess Kindig and Jim Best will present a talk about "The Lure of Paper Ephemera" at 6:30 p.m. on April 18. There are lithoprints and other ephemera materials like prints, photographs, postcards, posters, magazines, hand-written journals, and theatre programs. Although prints, posters and ephemera were never expected to be saved, they have value.

Food and beverages will be sold. Parking is available in the nearby decks and is Free after 6 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday.

Call 330-865-5831 or Visit www.NOBSweb.org for more information about the event, sponsored by the non-profit Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society.

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