Those interested in California History (particularly books on California History) who will be traveling outside of Sacramento over the next two weeks will likely be interested in two upcoming events. San Francisco will be hosting the 2012 Antiquarian Book, Print & Paper Fair the weekend of February 4 and 5. This show will include dealers from the United States and around the world featuring antiquarian and rare books as well as other paper ephemera. In addition, complementary appraisals will take place on Sunday from noon to 3pm, limited to two items per person with paid admission. The San Francisco 2012 Antiquarian Book, Print & Paper Fair will be open on Saturday from 10 to 7 p.m., and Sunday 11 to 5 p.m. at the Concourse Exhibition Center, 7th and Brannan Streets. Admission is $10 with return privileges.
The following weekend the Pasadena Convention Center will host the 45th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, which will also feature a wide variety of antiquarian and rare books, and paper ephemera. Open hours are Saturday, February 11 from 11 to 7 p.m., and Sunday, February 12 from 11 to 5 p.m.. Admission is $15 with return privileges. In addition, there will be a $25 opening preview on Friday the 10th from 3 to 8 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. The Pasadena Convention Center is located at 300 East Green Street in Pasadena.