St. Louis Mercantile Library

The St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair


Jolly Flatboatmen Jolly Flatboatmen Scenes from Print Fair 2012 Demonstration at Print Fair 2012       


May 2, 3 & 4, 2014

Join us for our 8th annual Fair where 28 local and national fine print and rare book dealers come together to present a broad array of exceptional materials appealing to collectors at all levels of experience. From finely illustrated books to prints by Audubon, WPA artists and Old Masters, original watercolors and historic photographs, the thousands of treasures available to view and purchase include something for every taste and budget.  The Fair is presented annually the first weekend in May to benefit the Mercantile Library's collection and conservation funds.


Hours and Tickets

Friday, May 2nd, 6 pm - 9 pm          Benefit Preview Party

$50 individual / 2 for $90 General Admission

$40 individual / 2 for $70 Mercantile Library Members w/ membership card

$25 Young Collectors (35 years of age and younger)

Includes wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres and Silent Auction

Advance ticket purchase recommended; 314-516-6740 or


Saturday, May 3rd, 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday, May 4th, 11 am - 4 pm

$7 General admission (good for both days)

$5 Mercantile Library Members w/ membership card

$2 Students and UMSL Alumni with ID

Fair admission on Sunday includes free artist's demonstrations


J. C. Penny Building

UMSL North Campus

1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121

Ample free parking in Lots A, B, and West Drive Garage

Printable Information and Directions

List of Dealers

Silent Auction