Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Visitors to Rare Books LA - Pasadena will enjoy historic buildings, fine dining, abundant sunshine and culture during their visit to Pasadena. Your stay will not be complete without a visit to The Huntington Library following a day of shopping at the book fair. For more information, go to

Rare Books LA – Pasadena welcomes booksellers and bibliophiles from around the world to safely reconnect and share their love of rare books, fine prints, maps, ephemera, and more. In addition, the fair celebrates the centenary of James Joyce’s ground-breaking novel Ulysses.

During the month of February, Pasadena will be the epicenter of several events in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses, considered one of the most important works of modernist literature. The Huntington Library is hosting the two-day conference: Joycean Cartographies: Navigating a New Century of Ulysses”, as well the special exhibition "Mapping Fiction" on novels and maps from the 16th through the 20th century, including a newly acquired series of engraved maps derived from Ulysses made by the artist David Lilburn. Joyce scholars are joining Rare Books LA for a free, online panel open to the public: “The Novel of the Century: Reflecting on James Joyce’s Ulysses on the 100th Anniversary of its Publication.”

The Westin Pasadena, located at 191 North Los Robles, is Rare Books LA’s preferred hotel. A special rate of $175 per night, plus taxes and fees, is available to attendees and exhibitors at the book fair.

These special rates are available from Wednesday, February 2 – Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

Rates are available while supplies last and must be booked by Monday, January 03, 2022.

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