After Three-year Absence, Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair Returns to Metropolitan Area

 It’s been three years since local booklovers had a real, live book fair to enjoy, so the Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair hopes to make up for lost time.  The 38th edition of the fair will take place at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock September 9-10.
 The fair draws booksellers and bibliophiles from throughout the US.  Fair organizer Carol Mobley estimates 60 booksellers will be exhibiting this year.  In addition to the booksellers, the fair will host two informational sessions.  Denver book conservationist Karen Jones will address protection, conservation and restoration of books, and Taylor Kirkpatrick, will host a panel discussion with young collectors.
 Book fairs are popular with bibliophiles and browsers alike because booksellers often bring their most interesting and unusual stock to fairs, Mobley said.  The fairs also offer an atmosphere where booksellers and bibliophiles can interact – a departure from the anonymity of online book-buying that sellers and buyers alike welcome.
 “One misconception people sometimes have is that book fairs are just for serious collectors with deep pockets,” Mobley said, “but our fair has always offered a great variety of books and other printed material with a wide range of prices.”
 The fair will be open Friday, September 9 from 2 to 7 pm and Saturday, September 10 from 10 am to 5 pm.  Admission is $5, which is good for both days.

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