Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair: Organization Announces Venue Change to Colorado Springs for 2021

Collectors and Bibliophiles Look Forward to an In-Person Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair this Summer in Colorado Springs
   Following a Covid-19 pandemic year that featured a move to online, virtual book fairs, the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association (RMABA) is pleased to announce it will hold an in-person event this summer. The 36th edition of the deep-rooted and well-respected Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair (RMBPF), the region’s largest such event, is set for August 6 & 7 (Friday & Saturday) at the Colorado Springs Event Center. With the exhibition traditionally held at the Denver Mart, this represents a venue change for 2021.
   “Our customers are telling us how much they are looking forward to being able to physically shop our aisles of rare books, ephemera, antiquarian maps – all the interesting and unusual finds we have at our annual event,” said Carol Mobley, chairwoman and organizer of the Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair. “Once again they will be able to get the tactile experience of holding bits of history in their hands; become immersed in row after row of fine bindings, paper and treasures; and easily chat with those in the trade, other collectors and bibliophiles. It will be a grand reunion, for sure.
   “We are excited for our 2021 venue in Colorado Springs and hope to attract attendees from the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs, as well as reach a larger audience from southern Colorado and northern New Mexico,” said Mobley. “We traditionally have held the Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair at the Denver Mart, but with that venue having closed and competition for other exhibit space high, we elected to head to Colorado’s second-most populous city for 2021, home to many RMABA-member bookstores and a strong trade presence. Our slate of exhibitors as usual will represent booksellers and companies from across the United States. And several new exhibitors are joining us this year.”
   The exhibitor list, which continues to grow weekly, is available at
   Event Details:
   Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair Friday, August 6 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, August 7 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Colorado Springs Event Center 3960 Palmer Park Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 Tickets: $5, good for both days Available at the door or online: Parking is FREE
   Attendees bringing any books or bags will be asked to check them at the door. Outside books, other materials and bags will not be allowed in for security reasons. Handbags will be checked at entry and exit.
   The Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair will follow all Covid-19 safety measures required at the time of the event to protect our exhibitors, customers and staff.
   About Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association
   RMABA is an organization of used and rare book, map and ephemera dealers in the Rocky Mountain West and other states who are dedicated to stimulating book and paper collecting, promoting ethical trade in all areas of the business, and providing educational opportunities and outreach to the public in the field of collecting. RMABA hosts the Rocky Mountain Book & Paper fair annually. It did not have an in-person book fair in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but instead had an online virtual fair in January 2021.
   Contact for more information: Carol Mobley Phone: (720) 308-1516 Email: Website: or

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