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The annual Book and Paper Fair returns to Chautauqua County the first weekend in August. The event will feature approximately 20 vendors with a wide variety of books, postcards, maps, posters and more available for sale.

MAYVILLE — The 2022 Vintage Book and Paper Show and Sale returns the first weekend in August to Chautauqua County, and this year it’s taking place in a new, larger location.

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

The Book and Paper Fair will feature over 20 different vendors selling a wide variety of items including antique and rare books, first editions, antiquarian books, local history, postcards, photographs , maps, historical documents, posters, sports memorabilia, comics, trading cards, sheet music and much more.

“There is something here for everyone,” said Bob Johnston, president of the show. “All are invited to come and enjoy what can turn into a real treasure hunt for objects of historical, artistic and cultural interest.”

Books are once again a key part of the event, with various dealers selling rare books, hard-to-find classic first editions as well as 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 antiquarian book dealers Kevin Ransom and Ron Cozzi, postcard dealers George Sinclair and Carol Abendschein, antique photography expert/dealer Scott Brasseur, regional ephemera from Vince Martonis/Tom Karapantso, and interesting and unusual items from Bill Pop of Erie and Bob Hopper of Falls Church, Va. Also in attendance will be Wayne Leamer to help with regional genealogy, Rick Roll with answers to digitizing your family history, and prolific rail-bound author Kenneth Springirth.

Admission to the event is $5 and all proceeds will be used to benefit the Jamestown #93 Streetcar Restoration Project and Building Fund with the Chautauqua Area 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 or contact Johnston at 716-338-5051.

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