Where would I be this weekend if I lived in Los Angeles? The LA Book Fair. Held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in LA, it features over 200 booths full of all kinds of things, from first edition Ray Bradbury books for sale, to seminars on bookbinding and calligraphy. There are also talks teaching about collecting and appraising antique books. I’m something of a bibliophile, so it’s a shame I’ll have to miss seeing things like this giant Koran.
Even if you’re not interested in collecting, learning about the processes of creating, preserving and appreciating books seems like plenty of reason to stop by and take a look. From the looks of things, there are going to be a few vendors specializing in maps as an added bonus! The Los Angeles Book Fair opens today at 2 PM and ends late Sunday, so don’t miss it if you’re in the area.