Vancouver Antiquarian Book Fair & Free Lecture

October 7, 2010

Vancouver Antiquarian Book FairFor the first time since the 90’s, The Alcuin Society is hosting the Vancouver Antiquarian Book Fair at the Vancouver Public Library next weekend. Want to know who is exhibiting? Visit www.vancouverbookfair.ca for details (and maps!)

VPL Central Branch — downstairs in the Alice/Peter/Alma rooms
Friday, October 15, 2010 from 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 16 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Admission is $5. Unlimited re-admission for both days.

In addition to the book fair, a free public lecture has been announced with Mr. Irvin Ungar, Proprietor of Historicana, a Burlingame, California antiquarian bookstore specializing in a wide ranging selection of historic Judaica.

Thursday, October 14, 2010
7:00 pm (1 hour)
Pulp Fiction Books, 2422 Main Street

The topic of the lecture will be on the making of the Szyk Haggadah involving a discussion of the man Arthur Szyk, what a haggadah is, and what is different about Szyk’s haggadah from other haggadahs. The major focus of the presentation, however, will be on the luxury limited edition of the Szyk Haggadah featured in Amphora #147, the quarterly journal of The Alcuin Society. The Deluxe and Premier editions will also be on display.


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