The Brooklyn Antiques and Book Fair is bringing about 100 vendors to Greenpoint next month. The event, produced by a company that puts on book and ephemera shows around Boston and New England, will take over the new Brooklyn Expo Center on September 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (for all you ‘tique heads, that’s the weekend after Brimfield, the outdoor trinket fest that lures New York knick-knackers up to Massachusetts).
The vendors hail mostly from Massachusetts, Connecticut, NJ and NY. Few if any of them have local storefronts, so it might just be worth the $12 admission fee to find some vintage eyewear, old books, or antique prints that aren’t what you see every weekend at Brooklyn Flea. Just note that the food offerings won’t be quite as diverse: the Milk grilled cheese truck is the only one announced for the event.
But hey, the press release — which quotes the show’s producer, Marvin Getman, as saying Brooklyn is “the hottest market in the country right now” — promises “a riveting collection of images by photographer, Philip Fagan, called the Business of Pleasure who spent 11 years visually documenting the city’s ‘girls of the night.'”
Brooklyn Antiques and Book Fair, Sept. 13-14 from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. at the Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin St., Greenpoint