MAYVILLE – The 2022 vintage book and paper show and sale returns the first weekend in August in Chautauqua County, and this year is in a new, larger location.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at Chautauqua Suites, 215 West Lake Road, Route 394, Mayville.
The Book and Paper Show will feature more than 20 different distributors selling a wide variety of items, such as old and rare books, first editions, old books, local history, postcards, photography, maps, historical documents, posters, sports memorabilia, etc. comics, business letters, scores and more.
“Here’s something for everyone” said Bob Johnston, president of the program. “Everyone is invited to come and take advantage of what can become a great treasure trove of objects of historical, artistic and cultural interest.”
Books are once again a key component of the event, with several retailers selling rare books, hard-to-find classic 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 distributors include well-known western New York vintage book dealers Kevin Ransom and Ron Cozzi, postcard distributors George Sinclair and Carol Abendschein, antique photography expert / distributor Scott Brasseur, ephemeral regional by Vince Martonis / Tom Karapantso and interesting and unusual articles by Bill Pop from Erie and Bob Hopper from Falls Church, Virginia. Also attending will be Wayne Leamer to help with regional genealogy, Rick Roll with answers to the digitization of your family history, and prolific railroad-related author Kenneth Springirth.
Admission to the event is $ 5 and all proceeds will be used to benefit the Jamestown Trolley Car # 93 restoration project and construction fund with the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
For more information about the Trolley project or event, such as becoming a distributor, show directions, and other general inquiries, visit JamestownTrolley.org or contact Johnston at 716-338-5051.