Are you a lover of books and old things? If so, the New Harmony Antiquarian Book and Paper Show will be just your cup of tea. The show will be held at the Ribeyre gym in New Harmony Indiana on Saturday, February 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is the fifth year for the show.
Approximately twenty vendors from across the Tri-State will be selling books and antique paper items. First edition books dating back to the 1700’s …will be available as well as antique advertising, newspapers, maps, magazines, prints, photos, lithographs, posters, and record albums. Local and regional authors will be on hand as well. There will be vendors selling marbled and hand decorated papers, handmade books, and altered book artwork. A professional bookbinder will also be on site.
Admission is $1.00 at the door and is good for both days. “On display will be an exposure of a wide range in history of books and printed material. If you are someone who enjoys the craftsmanship, illustration, and beauty of a book as an object, this is the show for you.” said Ben LaBudde, co-coordinator. New this year will be an exhibit of approximately 100 Victorian-era cigar boxes with labels produced by early stone lithography. Some boxes date back to the early 1870s.