Boston’s literary history is certainly illustrious, yet all its glory is not in the past. For evidence of that, look no further than the return of the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (pictured) at the Hynes Convention Center November 11–13. This ticketed affair showcases more than 100 dealers of rare books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, prints, antique maps and more. The weekend extravaganza begins Friday night with the Opening Night celebration from 4–8 p.m.—which previews items up for sale and gives visitors the opportunity to mingle with dealers from both the U.S. and abroad—while Saturday and Sunday feature seminars that include subjects like collecting books by women who chronicled their experiences in the American wilderness, art books and romance novels. Attendees can even obtain free appraisals of their prized possessions on Sunday from 1–3 p.m. Whether looking for the perfect gift for someone else or trying to fill in the gaps of your own collection, area bibliophiles dare not miss this much-anticipated annual event.