Welcome to the
Houston Book Show

Featuring Rare, Antiquarian and Collectible Books, Ephemera, Prints, Photographs, Postcards & Maps

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Arabia Shrine Center
10510 Harwin Dr
Houston, TX 77036

Houston Book Show

Please join us for the 2018 Houston Book Show. The Texas Booksellers Association is sponsoring the show, as an exciting addition to its Austin and North Texas Shows, beginning in May 2018. We invite all interested parties to participate in what we expect to become a premier event on the bookselling calendar.

We are working with The Printing Museum of Houston, which has sponsored the annual Houston Book Fair at the Museum for the last 14 years. Proceeds from ticket sales for this show will go to benefit The Printing Museum, a non-profit organization. See the website http://printingmuseum.org/ for more information.

We are working with The Printing Museum of Houston, which has sponsored the annual Houston Book Fair at the Museum for the last 14 years. Proceeds from ticket sales for this show will go to benefit The Printing Museum, a non-profit organization. See the website http://printingmuseum.org/ for more information.

The show draws inspiration from the highly successful ABAA fairs and plans to include one or more exhibitions related to book, print and map collecting; free book appraisals; workshops such as one on preservation with area archivists; demonstrations of fine printing; and talks on collecting topics. Food trucks will be on site. We will have an exhibitor break room with drinks and snacks. There will be a reception for all exhibitors as well.

The facility for the 2018 show is the spacious Arabia Shrine Center, 10510 Harwin Dr., Houston, Texas. We are very pleased to secure this space. It features over 16,000 square feet of exhibit space and ample free parking. It is conveniently located in West Houston near the intersection of Beltway 8 and the Westpark Tollway and easily accessible from I-10 and US-59 (I-69).

The show draws inspiration from the highly successful ABAA fairs and plans to include one or more presentations related to book, print and map collecting; free book appraisals; author talks and book signings. We anticipate that food trucks will be on site. We will have an exhibitor break room with drinks and snacks. There will be a reception for all exhibitors as well.

Become an Exhibitor

Houston Show Contract

Fees include 8 foot tables with table cloths; wi-fi during the show, and publicity for the show.

There are numerous reasonably priced hotels within easy driving distance of the show. We will provide suggestions closer to the show. Houston is known for its exceptional restaurant scene, covering many types and price ranges. Travel & Leisure magazine recently named Houston “America’s Best City for Foodies” while the Washington Post declared that “Every eater who cares about creative cooking and innovative restaurants needs to make a trip to the fourth-largest city in the country….”

Advertising for this show will be extensive and include:

  • Promotion on social media by the Texas Booksellers Association
  • Promotion on The Printing Museum web site, newsletter and at the Museum
  • Mailings to the Texas Booksellers Association and The Printing Museum mailing lists
  • Mailings to the Heritage Auction mailing list of 6,000+
  • Announcements to collecting groups, including the Book Club of Texas, the Houston Book Hunters, the Ephemera Society and FABS.
  • Announcement on collecting list-servs and book fair sites & publications
  • PSAs promoting the event as a fund raiser for The Printing Museum
  • Special invitations and free admission for Special Collection Librarians