Monday, January 30, 2017

Genre Fiction of California: Special Exhibit

The Bancroft Library at the 50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair special exhibit on:

Genre Fiction of California

February 10-12, 2017 at the Oakland Marriott City Center

The Bancroft Library has a long history of collecting the literary fiction of California, including mystery and detective fiction, fantasy and science fiction, and western fiction. This special exhibit will highlight California authors’ notable contributions in genre fiction and will emphasize recent donations to the library by featuring materials from the extensive collection of influential author, critic, and literary mentor Anthony Boucher, first editions by early members of the Northern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, selections by MWA Grand Masters Ross Macdonald, Margaret Millar, Marcia Muller, and Bill Pronzini, and more.

The exhibit is open during all hours of the Fair:
Friday, February 10: 3pm-8pm
Saturday, February 11: 11am-7pm
Sunday, February 12: 11am-5pm

Come meet Randal Brandt, Bancroft Curator of the California Detective Fiction Collection on Saturday, February 11, from 1:30-4:00pm.

The world’s largest antiquarian book fair returns to the Oakland Marriott City Center in downtown Oakland, February 10-12, 2017. The three-day event, sponsored by Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, features Thousands of Rare Books and Manuscripts; Special Seminars and Events; Hundreds of Booksellers From Around the World.

For more information and to purchase tickets see

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