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Between the Lines: Find the rare at the Antiquarian Book Fair

Bay Area book dealer Carl Blomgren displays a poem published in 1614 at the 25th annual Sacramento Rare Book and Ephemera Show in downtown Sacramento.
Bay Area book dealer Carl Blomgren displays a poem published in 1614 at the 25th annual Sacramento Rare Book and Ephemera Show in downtown Sacramento. Sacramento Bee Staff Photo

If you love the printed word and all things related, there’s a window to browse thousands of rare and collectible books, maps, photos, graphics, postcards, “ephemeral items” and more.

That would be at the Antiquarian Book Fair, where 60 exhibitors will gather Saturday to offer their wares, asking anywhere from $5 to $20,000 (some will bargain, some won’t). Free appraisals will be offered. It all comes together from 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 H St., Sacramento. Admission is $5. Information: 916-849-9248, www.sacbookfair.com.

Ready to read

Fascinating stories of pioneers, shipwrecks, bootleggers and vigilante justice enliven “True Tales of the Sacramento Delta” by Philip Pezzaglia (History Press, $20, 143 pages). At last, the disappearance of Wood Island in Rio Vista is explained.

In “Folsom” by Roberta Kludt Long, we learn the upscale town is much more than an SUV-centric bedroom community serviced by the Palladio center and the bar-restaurant scene on Sutter Street (Arcadia, $23, 96 pages).

The Zodiac Killer was the scourge of the Bay Area in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Now Pollock Pines actor-turned-author Jerry Otis advances the tale in his novel “The Gaf Killer” (Black Opal, $12.50, 294 pages). In this thriller, the Zodiac Killer’s son carries on his father’s gruesome tradition.

Author appearances

Chris Enss of Grass Valley has written 40 nonfiction books about the Old West. Catch her presentation at 3 p.m. Sept. 15 in the University Library Gallery on the California State University, Sacramento, campus. The event kicks off the university’s Author Lecture Series. Get a free campus parking permit at 916-278-5954.

“Wedding strategist” Lisa Joiner will tell all to interviewer Donna Apidone (from Capital Public Radio), based on her book “Unveiled Wisdom: Wedding Planning for the Mid-Life Bride,” 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Blue Line Arts Gallery, 405 Vernon St,, Roseville; 916-783-4117.

Avid Reader at Tower continues with its lineup of writers; 1600 Broadway, Sacramento; 916-441-4400:

▪ Barbara Rhine for “Tell No Lies,” 2 p.m. Saturday.

▪ Sasha Abramsky for “The House of Twenty Thousand Books,” 7 p.m. Sept. 16.

▪ David Hagerty for “They Tell Me You Are Wicked,” 2 p.m. Sept. 19.

Also, Zen Buddhist priest Tim Burkett for “Nothing Holy About It: The Zen of Being Just Who You Are,” 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st St., Sacramento; 916-447-5696.

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