Houston Rare and Antiquarian Book Fair
is never a small or insignificant feat. Now consider this year’s edition: The museum has had to deal with the aftermath of a May fire that damaged a decent chunk of the building (but not too much of the collection, thank God). “It has been crazy juggling repair work with when we’re going to be open,” says Keelin Burrows, the museum’s curator. The good news for bookworms is that they’ve carried forward and will present the 14th annual festival that showcases more than 20 dealers offering fringe, collectible and aged books for purchase. Additionally, book appraiser Kurt Zimmerman is on site with a free preservation lab (limit two items per person, pretty please), and J.P. Bryan, founder of The Bryan Museum in Galveston, dishes about his personal collection of maps and other printed goodies.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 22. 1324 West Clay. For information, call 713-522-4652 or visit printingmuseum.org
Major kudos to the folks at The Printing Museum. Pulling off the