Since the inception of this site, the number of book fairs and dealer participation in the existing book fairs in general has declined, due primarily to the sometimes exasperating, sometimes exhilarating effects of the Internet on the antiquarian book business. We still exhibit regularly at two shows in the US. In conjunction with the April ABAA show in New York is a shadow show held downtown, at which we have been exhibited for several years. For further information see www.flamingoeventz.com. Also for the past few years we have participated at the Summer show of the Allentown Paper Show with great satisfaction, as it coordinates with a shift in the antiquarian market toward paper items and ephemera. This kind of material has become an important part of our stock and is not a good fit to traditional Internet listings. The farmer's market next door is an added attraction. For their schedule see www.allentownpapershow.com.
Germany has likewise seen a similar decline. We first began exhibiting in European book fairs in 2000 at the Quod Libet in Hamburg, which no longer takes place. The most enduring fairs in Germany are now connected to the large book fairs in Leipzig, in the Spring, at which we exhibited several times, and Frankfurt, in the Fall. We have been participating in the Frankfurter Antiquariatsmesse since its inaugural year, and we are returning for this year's fair. Each year we feature unique and interesting items in a variety of languages and subjects in the fair catalogue. For further information about the Leipzig and Frankfurt fairs and the 2014 fair catalogue in pdf format, go to www.abooks.de. Entries from the last few years are archived on the Internet. In the spring of 2015 we plan on taking part in the London book fair season.