The Museum of Printing History in Houston, Texas, will host the annual Houston Book Fair on November 5th, 2011. There will be moderately priced used books, rare manuscripts, and collectible volumes. The fair will provide a great variety of material for gift giving or personal enjoyment. The museum will be also available for a variety of demonstrations led by artists; from papermaking to letterpress printing, to bookbinding and lithography.

Kurt Zimmerman, a local book appraiser, will provide free book evaluations for attendees; thus, visitors are encouraged to bring a couple of books to find out how much they are worth. While David Theis, a local editor, will give a presentation about historical and contemporary writing about Houston.

The Houston Book Fair has been expanding in size and popularity since its first year, in 2003. This year there will be over 20 dealers from across the country. Specialties include antiquarian and rare books, fine bindings, first editions, Texana, history, Civil War, art books, children’s books, mysteries, illustrated books, classics, historical documents & maps, ephemera, prints and photographs, comics, and book art crafts.