Browse this page to find short biographies of our 2023 booksellers, a list of their specialties, and some featured items for our book fair. The dealers with a star by their name cater to beginning collectors. Stay tuned for continuous updates, exhibitors are continuously signing up!
Business specialties: Rare and fine books in many fields.
Business specialties: Fine Bindings, Illustrated, Rare Books
Business specialties: literature, vintage paperbacks, art, erotica, poetry, sci-fi, history, children’s
I am a longtime collector looking for the next caretakers on items I have culled from my private collection and book scouting adventures. I hope to offer attendees some unique books, ephemera, and art…maybe even the joy of something they didn’t even know they were looking for.– Michael McBrayer
Featured Items from Michael McBrayer (going left to right):
“Between the World and Me” Ta-Nehisi Coates – First Printing / “Pastime with Good Company” American Recorder Society (Twin Cities Chapter) – Numbered Print / “The Hand of Poetry: Five Mystic Poets of Persia” – Numbered Bound Edition
Terrace Horticultural Books*
Business specialties: gardening, natural history, birds
Featured items from Terrace Horticultural Books:
John Campbell, Bookseller* Business specialties: literature, Americana, children’s, nature, visual arts, sporting, unusual
Midnight Paper Sales
Furrowed Brow Books* Furrowed Brow Books, on the East Side of St. Paul, offers an eclectic general mix of rare and used books, with specialties in Tolkien/Lewis and the Inklings, Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Christian mysticism, Byzantine (medieval Roman) Civilization, and military history. Coincidentally, these are a few of the interests of Mr. Furrowed Brow, Paul Purman. Paul grew up in a book-loving family in a book-filled old farmhouse in piedmont Maryland, where he came to love the smell, the feel, the history of the bound printed page. Furrowed Brow can be found primarily online (follow us on Instagram, and check out our listings on Biblio.com, Ebay, and AbeBooks), but we do several in-person shows a year, and we look forward to meeting you.
Half Price Books* Business specialties: general rare and collectible titles
Evening Star Books
Evening Star Books got their start selling books in Madison, WI. Our shop is open by appointment and we have exhibited at various book fairs for several years now. We are a family-owned business and have a passion for rare books and ephemera. Our particular interests are philosophy, mathematics, classical antiquity, history, travel, and all genres of fiction. We love the book as a compendium of history and the book as an object of art. Evening Star Books plans to continue exhibiting at book fairs across the country, and to continue releasing monthly electronic catalogs of our new arrivals, with a yearly print catalog.
Business specialties: philosophy, classical antiquity, genre fiction, and works of historical interest.
The Bookhouse in Dinkytown*
Business specialties: classics and collectibles in all fields
DeSimone Book Company
Business specialties: Italian and French 18th century books
Rain Taxi Literary Review
Business Specialties: Literature, chapbooks, broadsides, comics
Rain Taxi is celebrating its 27th year as an award-winning magazine, limited edition publisher, and Twin Cities event host. For the Minnesota Antiquarian Book Fair we are pleased to bring a selection of our own publications as well as reasonably priced used and rare books of all genres, including children’s books, graphic novels, and signed treasures in poetry and fiction.
Chequamegon Books* Business Specialties: scholarly books in all fields with large sections on Native American, music, art, nature, geology, history, math and engineering
Lindsey Ann Books
Type Punch Matrix
Curtis Wright Maps* Business Specialties: antique maps, prints and ephemera from the 16th to the 20th centuries
Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Business specialties: rare and antique maps, atlases, globes, prints
Cambridge Books* Business specialties: regional history
Rokke Rare Reads* Business specialties: modern first editions, 20th century literature and social movements
Midway Used and Rare Books* Business Specialties: history, art, literature, childrens, science fiction and fantasy, general antiquarian
Virg Viner, Books / Business Specialties: religion, film, history
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