Shop for books at Everett Arena on Sunday

  • FILE - In this Monday, May 20, 2013 file photo, Sotheby's director of the department of printed books and manuscripts Dr Philip Errington poses for photographers by holding a first edition copy of the first Harry Potter book "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" containing annotations and illustrations by author J.K. Rowling on top of a stack of other annotated first edition books featuring at auction, at the auction house's premises in London. Wizarding legend Harry Potter's tale has turned 20. Author JK Rowling's first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in Britain on June 26, 1997. Since then, it has sold more than 450 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 79 languages. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File) Matt Dunham—AP

Monitor staff
Published: 5/29/2019 4:49:36 PM

If your “to be read” pile of books is starting to look like a manageable feat, it might benefit you to head to the Northern New England Bookfair on Sunday to stock up on some new material.

The book fair, formerly known as the Granite State Book, Paper and Ephemera Fair, will be held at Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Road, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Organizer Richard Mori said there are expected to be about 40 to 45 booksellers at the fair. The fair will host sellers with a mix of antiquarian, collectible and used books. Mori said that many of the sellers have moved from having a physical storefront to an online-only presence, so this is a chance to check things out in person.

At his own booth, Mori is planning a tribute to the late poet Donald Hall, including some memorabilia he acquired recently at Hall’s estate auction.

Rebecca Rule, a New Hampshire author and humorist, is also scheduled to be in attendance.

Admission is $5. Envelopes will be handed out to each visitor, Mori said, for a chance to win a Golden Ticket (a la Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), which gives the recipient a $100 gift credit to the fair. There will also be four silver tickets worth $25. Those that sign up for the email list are eligible for a second envelope.

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