Now in our FOURTH year, the 2014 Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair will be held July 25-27 at McClurg Hall
on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee. Booksellers from more than half the states
east of the Mississippi River and at least one foreign country will exhibit at this year’s fair.
Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Kansas, and Florida are just some of the states represented
by participating booksellers (See list below). We are happy to be back on campus this year and look forward
to a great weekend of good books and good friends!
The fair will include a variety of collectible and rare books, autographed documents, and other ephemera.
Bibliophiles will discover modern first editions of literature, mystery, and science fiction. Collectible
books and documents concerning the War Between the States, the American Revolution, and both World Wars
will be available. Dealers specializing in children’s literature, art, religion, fine bindings, and books
about books will also be exhibiting at the fair. Book prices ranging from $10 to $50,000 are sure to pique
the interest of the leisure reader as well as the most avid collector.
The University of the South was founded in 1857 by ten dioceses of the Episcopal Church. However, the
Civil War interrupted the plans for the school and it was re-founded in 1866. Often referred to as
Sewanee, it is consistently ranked in the top 5 to 10% of American colleges. The college is also famous
for the Sewanee Review which is the oldest continuously published literary quarterly in America.
Published by the university since 1892, it has never missed an issue!