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


Classicon

Classicon 47

Saturday, June 20, 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.


62nd Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show


The Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show Logo The Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show

Sunday, October 11, 2015

9:30 AM - 5 PM

Lansing Center (map)
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan

$5.00 admission
Children 13 and under free

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is the largest book and paper show in the Midwest, averaging over 70 exhibitors and one million old, rare, and collectible book and paper items for sale. Items include:

  • First editions
  • Autographs
  • Illustrated books
  • Maps
  • Science Fiction
  • Sheet music
  • Prints
  • Children's books
  • Michigan History
  • Travel
  • Magazines
  • Civil War material
  • Americana
  • Posters
  • Photographs
  • Fine bindings
  • Mysteries
  • Ephemera
  • Literature
  • Cookbooks
  • Ads
  • Postcards
  • Art
  • Sports programs
  • Private Press
  • Trade cards
  • Sciences
  • Movie material