Westfield To Hold Vintage Book Sale Saturday

Shoppers are pictured at a previous Vintage Book and Paper Show and Sale hosted by the Chautauqua County Historical Society.

WESTFIELD — The 2017 Vintage Book and Paper Show and Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Westfield’s Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., on Saturday featuring a room full of dealers.

Presented by the Chautauqua County Historical Society and organized by Bob Johnston, historical society trustee and show chairman, the show will feature more than 20 different dealers who will be on hand selling vintage and rare books, historic maps, old photographs, postcards, posters, sports memorabilia and much more. There will also be local and regional history items for sale. All are invited to come and take advantage of what can turn into quite the treasure hunt for historical, artistic and cultural items of interest.

“In addition to our returning dealers, we also have a couple of new dealers this year, adding something new to the experience,” Johnston said. “We will also have representatives from the Chautauqua County Historical Society, the Chautauqua County Genealogical Society (selling their various publications), Local and Regional Railroad book author Ken Springirth (with his multiple titles relating to Western Pennsylvania, New York, and Northeastern Ohio Railroad and Trolley Car), and Debra Eck, book binder.”

Books will once again be a key component of the event, with various dealers selling rare books, hard-to-find classic first 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. Anyone interested in signing up as a dealer for this year’s event or a future Book and Paper Show can contact Johnston at (716) 338-5051.

Admission to the event is $5, Students $3, and children 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. All proceeds being used to benefit the Chautauqua County Historical Society and its programs. Door prizes will be given out to all who pay to attend.

Eason Hall is located across the street from the McClurg Museum, home of the county historical society. There are also antique businesses in the immediate downtown Westfield area.

“Perhaps you might consider making a day of it,” Johnston said. “There are a couple of nice antique stores on Westfield’s Main Street, some interesting places to eat, and of course the McClurg Museum, home of the society’s collection of Chautauqua County and regional artifacts. Tours are $5 per person with children and members free. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and just a short walk across the park from the show at Eason Hall.”

For more information, including directions and general inquiries, visit www.BookAndPaperShow.com or contact the historical society at 326-2977. For more information on the historical society, visit McClurgMuseum.org.