Book & Paper Show moves to Mayville

The annual Book and Paper Show returns to Chautauqua County the first weekend in August. The event will feature an estimated 20 dealers with a large variety of books, postcards, maps, posters and more available for sale.

MAYVILLE — The 2022 Vintage Book and Paper Show & Sale is returning the first weekend of August to Chautauqua County, and this year it is at a new and larger location.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Chautauqua Suites, 215 West Lake Road, Route 394, Mayville.

The Book and Paper Show will feature more than 20 different dealers on hand selling a large variety of items, including vintage and rare books, first editions, antiquarian books, local history, postcards, photography, maps, historic documents, posters, sports memorabilia, comic books, trade cards, sheet music, and much more.

“There is something here for everyone,” said Bob Johnston, show chairman. “All are invited to come and take advantage of what can turn into quite the treasure hunt for historical, artistic, and cultural items of interest.”

Books are once again a key component of the event, with various dealers selling rare books, hard-to-find classic first editions along with modern first editions, children’s books and various types of history books – including local and regional history. In addition to local books, there will also be local photographs, postcards and other items.

This year’s dealers include well-known Western New York vintage book dealers Kevin Ransom and Ron Cozzi, postcard dealers George Sinclair and Carol Abendschein, antique photograph expert / dealer Scott Brasseur, regional ephemera from Vince Martonis/Tom Karapantso, and interesting and unusual items from Bill Pop of Erie and Bob Hopper from Falls Church, Va. Also in attendance will be Wayne Leamer to assist with regional genealogy, Rick Roll with answers to your family history digitization, and prolific rail related author Kenneth Springirth.

Admission to the event is $5 with all proceeds being used to benefit the Jamestown Trolley Car #93 Restoration Project and Building Fund with the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.

For more information about the Trolley Project or the event, including how to become a dealer, directions to show, and other general inquiries, visit JamestownTrolley.org or contact Johnston at 716-338-5051.


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