Rare Books LA, with support from, Fine Books & Collections, and KPCC/LAist, is pleased to offer a series of virtual tours and talks in conjunction with the Rare Books LA Virtual Book Fair on October 15-18, 2020. Join us for virtual walking tours of the book fair floor with our experts to learn more about everything from collecting culinary pamphlets and cookbooks to gaining a better understanding of editions and imprints while building your own collections. We are also hosting special talks that include a roundtable with collectors and a discussion of legacy planning for your personal collection. Of course, what book fair would be complete without happy hour? Join us for a virtual mixer where we will collectively share a tipple, learn more about the history of cocktail books, and pick up tips from a professional mixologist.

Thanks to the generous support from our sponsors, all of the sessions are free!

Don't forget to drop by the Rare Books LA. Virtual Book Fair!

DateTime (PDT)EventBook Now
10/15/202011:00 amVirtual Book Fair Tour: The Essential Ingredients The Essential Ingredients: A Virtual Tour of Culinary Books and Ephemera.
10/15/20201:00 pmVirtual Book Fair Discussion: Passionate Pursuits Passionate Pursuits: Rare book collections and what they represent to the collectors.
10/16/202011:00 amVirtual Book Fair Tour: The Search for the Cure Taking a look at patent medicine ephemera and important books in the history of science and medicine that can be found at the fair.
10/16/20201:00 pm Virtual Book Fair Discussion: Human Skin-Bound Books of California California Tanned Skin: The Human Skin-Bound Books of the Golden State.
10/16/20203:00 pmRBLA Virtual Book Fair Discussion: The Huntington Library at 101 years old The Huntington Library at One Hundred and One: Eleven Million Items and Still Counting.
10/17/20203:00 pmVirtual Book Fair Event: Reading the Drink/Drinking the ReadReading the Drink/Drinking the Read: Three experts and friends sip and chat about cocktail and spirits books.
10/18/202011:00 amVirtual Book Fair Tour: The Path of Poetry The Path of Poetry: A Virtual Tour of Books, Journals and Ephemera of Interest to Poetry Collectors.
10/18/20201:00 pmVirtual Book Fair Discussion: Legacy Planning Legacy Planning for Collection and Archives: What to Expect and Tips to Prepare.