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Spring Long Island Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair returns to Garden City

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – The only Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair on Long Island returns to Garden City April 6-7. The event was moved to Hofstra University a few shows back, but it’s returning to the Garden City Field House (formerly St. Paul’s School) for 2013.

Presented by the Long Island Antiquarian Book Dealers Association (LIABDA) and Flamingo Eventz, shoppers will find vintage and collectible books at truly affordable prices from knowledgeable dealers, and the best in fine, rare old books alongside exceptional ephemera.

An established, long-running, proven show, this is acknowledged to be one of the finest New-Year's-Cocktail-Girlwebvintage book fairs in New York. Prominent exhibitors from across the United States will gather to present an outstanding array of the finest rare and unusual old books, maps, prints, ephemera and much more.

Additionally, The Long Island Book Collectors, Book Binding & Restoration services will be in residence, and John Bruno, star of the hit PBS series “Market Warriors” [www. pbs.org/marketwarriors], will be offering appraisals on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. for just $5 per item.

Adult admission is $6; Young Collector’s 12-21 are $3; under 12 free with adult admission. Parking is free. Show hours are Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Field House is at 295 Stewart Avenue in Garden City, N.Y. (about 1 hour from Manhattan by car, and 40 minutes by LIRR; the Garden City Station is only three blocks from the Field House).

For more information on the Long Island Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair, visit FlamingoEventz.com or contact 603-509-2639 or flamingoeventz@metrocast.ne

Learn more about the Long Island Antiquarian Book Dealers Association (LIABDA) by visiting www.liabda.com or contacting tembooks@aol.com or by writing to LIABDA, P.O. Box 662, Plandome, NY 11030-0662.

This article originally appeared in Antique Trader magazine
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Manhattan Book & Ephemera Fair expanding hours

NEW YORK — Flamingo Eventz and Lamont Cranston are stepping out of the shadows and announcing the return of The New York City Shadow Show, which will be held April 12-13, 2013 – the same weekend as (and in the shadow of) the well-known New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. Known formally as The Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair, the event will be tended by some of the finest vintage and antiquarian book and ephemera dealers in America, Canada and Europe.

Political-EphemerawebHeld at the well-known Altman Building (The Carriage House) at 135 West 18th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues), members of PADA, ABAA, LIABDA, MARIAB, MABA, ILAB and other prominent exhibitors will gather to present an outstanding array of fine, rare and unusual old books, maps, postcards, autographs, prints, posters, World’s Fair and more.

A special feature will be Antiques Appraisals by John Bruno – star of the hit PBS antique competition series “Market Warriors” Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at $5 per item.

This year, the promoters are pleased to offer expanded hours: April 12, 5-10 p.m.; April 13 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults; Youths 12-21, $6; under 12 are free with paid adult.

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