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Walk up to the Pop Up

In celebration of UNESCO’s World Book, and Copyright Day, antiquarian booksellers from all over the world are hosting Pop Up Book Fairs on April 23, 2015. Members of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) are bringing rare books, prints, manuscripts, and ephemera to unexpected places – train stations, brew pubs, rooftop terraces, and even boats! In addition to promoting the rare books, these events also act as fundraisers for UNESCO’s literacy projects in Africa. Each fair will display a large poster of an “empty bookcase,” and encourage visitors to fill it by purchasing symbolic book spines, with the money from each going directly to provide books to schools and libraries in South Sudan. Read more coverage of the fairs happening all over the world on ILAB’s blog.

Oak Knoll Books is hosting a Pop Up Book Fair in New Castle, Delaware, outside our shop in the old Opera House, built in 1879 by the Masons. Fellow booksellers Ian Brabner Rare Americana (Wilmington, DE) and Between the Covers Rare Books (Gloucester City, NJ) are also exhibiting.

We thought it would be fun to give you a little tour of New Castle and our fair so far. Enjoy!


Our journey begins at the Delaware River Wharf! That’s the Delaware Memorial Bridge, and New Jersey in the distance.


Turning around and heading into town


Battery Park, looking over the Delaware River

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The old ticket office for the New Castle Frenchtown Railroad, 1832

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Delaware Street and The Strand

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The town square

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New Castle Court House, built in 1732 used as the first state house of Delaware

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Directions to the fair outside Oak Knoll owner Bob Fleck’s house

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Tom Doherty from Ian Braber Rare Americana mans the tables at the Pop Up Fair

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Rob Fleck from Oak Knoll makes a donation to UNESCO

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Tom Doherty from Ian Brabner Rare Americana contributing to the cause

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The spread from Between the Covers


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Books from Oak Knoll Books and Press

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