Book Shows

Since 1985, the Mid-Michigan Antiquarian Book Dealers Association (MMABDA) has coordinated two semiannual book shows in Lansing, Michigan—the Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show and Classicon.

To learn more about previous and upcoming book shows as reported by the media, see in the news. Never attended one of our shows before? Prepare yourself with So You Want to Attend a Book Show, Huh? and The Mystery and Excitement of Classicon!

Upcoming Shows

61st Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show

Sunday, April 19, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$5.00 admission
Children 13 and under free

Click here to see the show's Facebook page!

Click here for directions to the Lansing center.

Read more about the Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show.


Classicon 47

Saturday, Spring, 2015

$3.00 admission
$25.00 for a dealer table

University Quality Inn (map)
3121 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

Classicon is one of the first pulp/paperback shows ever established. There are 35 tables and thousands of collectable old Pulp magazines, digests, and paperbacks available for sale or trade. Items include:

  • Pulps
  • Calendars
  • Pinups
  • Glamour Art magazines
  • Original paperback art
    from the '50s - '60s
  • Western
  • Romance
  • Adventure
  • Characters/Heroes
  • Science Fiction
  • Mystery/Detective
  • Vintage comics
  • Petty
  • Vargas
  • Classics from the '20s - '60s
  • Aviation

Read more about Classicon.