There's nothing like looking at a Wednesday calendar full of meetings to turn one's mind toward the weekend. In that spirit, I offer a suggestion on what to do this weekend for readers up and down the I-5 corridor:
The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair and Book Arts Show 2007 kicks off at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Seattle Center Pavilion. Several of the booksellers have already submitted their featured item lists, and the fair is sure to impress everyone from amateur collectors to, well, special collections librarians. In fact, so much booky goodness will be happening in and around Seattle this weekend that the city has declared this "Book Collecting Week." For more information on the fair and related events, check out the fair website as well as Wessel & Lieberman's recent post.
If you're in Portland and don't feel like burning all that gasoline, you can still get a dose of book-based cure for the winter blues by checking out the current exhibit at the John Wilson Special Collections at the Multnomah County Library Central Branch. Banished! Censored & Challenged Books from the John Wilson Special Collections will be on display through October 31. More details are available from the MCL web site.