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The printed book is becoming a breed of extinction! Come browse and buy some books of distinction. The Museum of Printing History presents the Eleventh Annual Houston Book Fair on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 10am-5pm.On Saturday, November 9th, the Eleventh Annual Houston Book Fair at the Museum of Printing History will delight visitors with a wide range of items from moderately priced used books to rare and collectible volumes. The fair will provide a great variety of material for gift giving or personal enjoyment. The working studios will also be open for a variety of demonstrations led by artists. Engage your senses with the smell of aged books, the touch of printed pages, and the crackling sound of well worn spines.From papermaking to letterpress printing, to bookbinding and lithography, visitors will be introduced to the Museum’s workshop offerings. Visitors can witness the rare occasion of our linotype machine in operation. Additionally, the MPH Book Arts Guild and the MPH Printers Guild, as well as other local artists will be selling hand-made books and related crafts.From 10am-12pm, local book appraiser, Kurt Zimmerman will provide free book appraisals (limit 2) for Book Fair attendees. Visitors are encouraged to bring a couple of books and find out how much they are worth.At 12:00 P.M., Gwendolyn Zepeda, Houston's first Poet Laureate, will give a presentation in the Museum Theatre entitled Publishing: New York vs. the Indies.At 2:00 P.M., Paul Galvani, author of Houston's Top 100 Food Trucks, will give a presentation on self-publishing in the Museum Theatre.Food trucks will be on site throughout the day.The Houston Book Fair has been growing in size and popularity since its debut in 2003. This year's line-up includes over 20 dealers from across the country. Specialties include antiquarian and rare books, fine bindings, first editions, Texana, history, Civil War, art books, children’s books, mysteries, illustrated books, classics, historical documents & maps, ephemera, prints and photographs, comics, and book art crafts.Admission is $5.00. Free for Museum Members. For questions about this year's Book Fair, please email .A very special thanks is due to Spindletop Design for creating the 11th Annual Houston Book Fair poster and postcard.