Join us for the 27th Annual Twin Cities Antiquarian & Rare Book Fair in the Progress Center at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, June 30th & July 1st, 2017!


Friday, June 30, 3pm-8pm, $7 (includes Saturday admission)
Saturday, July 1, 10am-4pm, $5
Kids get in free!
High school and college students: Free admission with your school ID!


We have a great lineup of speakers who will present talks and offer books for sale, including:

  • The Quatrefoil Library, whose mission is to provide a welcoming place to foster GLBT community, culture, and camaraderie through literature and media.
  • The Minneapolis Athenaeum, which acquires and preserves rare books & manuscripts and makes them available to the public.
  • Twin Cities Sisters in Crime, which provides information and resources for writers, readers, librarians, booksellers, and teachers.


  • All day Saturday: Members of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts’ Artist’s Co-op will bring a Kelsey tabletop press and print free letterpress keepsake bookmarks for all attendees.
  • Meet and talk to all of our expert booksellers and our partners including Rain Taxi; the Performing Arts Archive, Anderson Library, UofM; Minnesota Historical Society; Minnesota Center for Book Arts and more!  Learn about book collecting, books arts, preserving our history in the archives and more!

Directions & Parking
The fair takes place in the Progress Center at the State Fairgrounds. Access is easy and there is plenty of free parking! Check here for a map and driving directions. Click on the Interactive Map link to see a closeup of the Progress Center in Section A.

Collecting FAQs
Interested in collecting, but have some questions? Wondering how booksellers come up with those prices? What makes a book valuable, anyway? Check out “Your Old Books” on the RBMS site!

Members of the press, we are pleased to assist with interviews of exhibitors and speakers in advance of and during the fair, as well as general background information regarding the fair.  All credentialed press may request access to the fair and all special events.

For press and media inquiries, please contact:
Valerie Urban