Major event attracting dealers from mainland Europe and USA with up to 70 tables
Sundays · 9 June · 1 December
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London WC1N 1HT
All are welcome. Admission £3 11.00 - 16.00
Members from 10am with membership cards
The Ephemera Society London Bazaars 2013
More intimate event with up to 50 tables
Sundays · 4 August · 6 October
Doubletree by Hilton
92 Southampton Row
London WC1B 4BH
All are welcome. Admission £2 11.00 - 16.00
Members from 10am with membership cards
London International Antiquarian Book Fair
Thursday to Saturday · 13-15 June 2013
This major three-day event is one of the highlights in the world for book lovers and collectors – and centrepiece of London Book Fair Week. In the light and airy National Hall at Olympia, you will find thousands of rare, unusual and unique items offered for sale by 180 leading UK and international dealers.
At the Fair you can view, handle and buy books, maps, prints, photographs, manuscripts, ephemera and original art work spanning the centuries, many items of museum quality. All items are freely available for inspection before purchase and in contrast to the e-book or downloaded text, here you may hold a remarkable piece of history in your hand. You can purchase a text as it first came off the printing press and bound by a craftsman hundreds of years ago - or the very latest collectable author’s first editions.
The National Hall
Olympia Exhibition Centre
Transatlantiques: L'épopée graphique des paquebots de légendes
Until 1 September 2013
The romance of the age of sea travel saw its beginnings in the 1890s with international rivalry for the Atlantic crossing by the major countries of Europe and America building bigger, faster and more luxurious ships. The age of the cruise liner was born, the most glamorous of all forms of sea travel.
The charm, romance, and excitement of the voyage was reflected in the printed ephemera produced by the shipping companies to suggest the adventure and appeal of far away places. From the humble luggage label to the magnificently designed poster this exhibition displays a plethora of ephemera that cannot fail to arouse nostalgia for those great days of sea travel.
Museum of Printing in Lyon
13 Rue de la Poulaillerie
Remnants of Everyday Life: Historical Ephemera in the Workplace, Street, and Home
Until 13 October 2013
The Library Company of Philadelphia's current exhibition highlights its vast collection of ephemera from the 18th to the early 20th century, with materials ranging from throw-away items to finely printed works.
The exhibition will address the evolution of the graphic design of ephemera; ephemera associated with women's role in the home, such as scrapbooks; the changing nature of leisure activities and consumerism over the course of the 19th century; and the life-cycle of commercial ephemera between the workplace, street, and home.
Old and young, rich and poor, previous generations participated in a vibrant popular culture whose medium was printed ephemera. Remnants will exhibit broadsides, playbills, fliers, postcards, trade cards, tickets, menus, World's Fair souvenirs, labels, stereographs, albums, scrapbooks, paper dolls and other ephemeral toys and games, and advertisements.
The Library Company has been collecting ephemera since 1785, when it acquired the Pierre Eugène Du Simitière collection of Revolutionary War-era pamphlets and broadsides. Today it has one of the largest, most important, and most varied collections of early American ephemera in existence.
Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Propaganda: Power and Persuasion
17 May - 17 September 2013
What have the Olympics, Chairman Mao and matchboxes got in common? Who portrayed Margaret Thatcher as Napoleon, and why? Is propaganda public information or misinformation and do we need it?
From safe sex to dictatorships, from the iconic to the everyday this exhibition is the first to explore how different states have used propaganda during the 20th and 21st centuries, in peace-time and in war. Posters, films, cartoons and textbooks reveal the many ways in which the state tries to influence its citizens.
Image: Don't Be Doped! - An Exposure of State Medical Tyranny by C C Abbott
50 page booklet arguing the case against the introduction of the new National Health Scheme, circa 1940s.
Images of royalty in all their splendor, designed to convey
the power, majesty, and accomplishments of European monarchs and their courts from the
16th century to 1900.
The exhibition highlights some 35 prints and drawings from the Museum’s collection, with select
loans from private collectors. Among the works on display is Albrecht Dürer’s monumental
Triumphal Chariot of the Emperor Maximilian (1522), printed on eight large sheets of paper
and joined together for the first time at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Other artists represented include Goya,
Jacques Louis David, and Honoré Daumier.
Clementine Brown Gallery
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Avenue of the Arts
Old Schools Quad
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Designs
Until October 2013
Since its first graphic poster commission in 1908, London Underground has developed a worldwide reputation for commissioning outstanding poster designs, becoming a pioneering patron of poster art - a legacy that continues today.
Poster Art 150 will showcase 150 of the best designs which have been chosen by an independent panel. Visitors will be invited to vote for their favourites and the most popular poster will be revealed at the end of the exhibition.
Well-known posters, including the surrealist photographer Man Ray’s ‘Keeps London Going’ pair, will feature alongside lesser-known gems. The exhibition will also offer a rare chance to view letter-press posters from the late nineteenth century.
London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza
London WC2E 7BB
Performing Arts Book & Ephemera Fair 2013
16 November · 10.00 - 16.00 · Free Entry
Specialist dealers will display for sale books and ephemera including playbills, posters, autographs, programmes, prints and photographs, ballet, dance, circus, memorabilia, and much more at prices ranging from a few to several hundred pounds. Includes extra exhibitors from the Ephemera Society.