ILAB POP UP FAIRS ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY

A WORLD FIRST - ACROSS THE WORLD!

In woolsheds and restaurants, on boats, central stations, skyscrapers, in museums, libraries, streets, clubs and pubs.

> A mixture between bookish flash mob and speed dating for booklovers.

> All around the world where you decide to be a part of it.

FILL A BOOKCASE, SUPPORT LITERACY!


> Donate! Reading is a fundamental human right.

BOOKS CHANGE LIVES!

On 23 April 2015, these worldwide events will pop up one after another to show that there is nothing more powerful than BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS! ILAB will follow them up in a 24-hours live-report on this website!

UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated with amazing events promoting the essence of reading and the culture of the book. On April 23, 2015, this day will also be a special day for ILAB.

JOIN US! Fill the empty bookshelves to fight illiteracy and to help buying books for schools in South Sudan!

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  • Small Collection of Signed and Inscribed Books and Photographs

    CASTRO, Fidel

    Bookseller: Between The Covers
    UNITED STATES

    Small Collection of Signed and Inscribed Books and Photographs
    1955-1985. A collection that includes three Signed and Inscribed books, two Inscribed photographs and an Autograph Note in English Signed. The... More

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    Price: 18500.00 USD

  • Ekonomicheskie etyudy i stati. [Economic studies and articles].

    Ilyn (Ilin) Vladimir.,( i.e. Vladmir Lenin.)

    Bookseller: J.J. Heckenhauer e.K .
    GERMANY

    Ekonomicheskie etyudy i stati. [Economic studies and articles].
    St. Petersburg, (A. Leifert), (1898) Oktav. 290 Seiten / pages. Mit mehreren Tabellen, with several charts. Modern morocco-backed navy buckram. A... More

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    Price: 2980.00 EUR

  • La tr

    (ALLEMAGNE, H.R. d')

    Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens
    FRANCE

    La tr
    Joujouville, chez Repin, et se trouve

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    Price: 750.00 EUR

  • [Photograph]: The Last Revolutionary Soldier: One Hundred and Nine Years of...

    Bookseller: Between The Covers
    UNITED STATES

    [Photograph]: The Last Revolutionary Soldier: One Hundred and Nine Years of Age. Daniel Frederick Bakeman
    [Boston?]: A.D. Cross 1868. Small carte de visite photograph, approximately 2.5" x 4". Fine in original printed envelope which adds additional... More

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    Price: 2500.00 USD

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  • Facing the Late Victorians - Portraits of Writers and Artists from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection

    Facing the Late Victorians - Portraits of Writers and Artists from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection

    When the Tampa Bay Hotel opened in 1891, Hotel guests were reading Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Hardy, and George Eliot and talking about the latest paintings by James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. They congregated on the veranda and in the Grand Salon to recite the poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson and chuckled with amusement at Oscar Wilde’s witticisms.

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  • À la découverte d’une œuvre d’art inconnue : la reliure

    À la découverte d’une œuvre d’art inconnue : la reliure

    Ainsi l’on a des reliures carolingiennes, romanes, gothiques, Renaissance, d’autres reflétant les caractéristiques de style des différents règnes et enfin des reliures symbolistes, art nouveau, art déco, cubistes, surréalistes, etc. À partir de la fin du XIXe siècle la créativité des relieurs a été reconnue et, au siècle suivant, ils ont osé s’affranchir des vieux codes de corporations. En pratiquant des techniques nouvelles et en utilisant des matériaux inusités, les relieurs d’art ont donné pour certains la pleine mesure de leur génie et ils se sont mis enfin à signer leurs oeuvres. Le mot de génie n’est pas trop fort lorsque l’on énonce les noms de Pierre Legrain, Rose Adler, Paul Bonet, Pierre-Lucien Martin, Monique Mathieu, Jean de Gonet, pour n’en citer que quelques-uns.

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  • Collecting Rare Books and First Editions: Maurice Maeterlinck

    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions: Maurice Maeterlinck

    You want a collecting tip? Here's one for American collectors: don't collect Maurice Maeterlinck! He was wildly popular in the wake of his Nobel Prize, in the early part of the 20th century. His books appeared in beautifully designed editions, that might even beguile the discerning collector of today.

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  • An Annotated Copy of Vesalius’ “De Humani Corporis Fabrica” at the University of Wawrick

    An Annotated Copy of Vesalius’ “De Humani Corporis Fabrica” at the University of Wawrick

    Andreas Vesalius’ De Humani Corporis Fabrica, printed in 1543, is one of the most famous of all medical books. On 14th March Vivian Nutton, Honorary Professor in the departments of History and Classics and Ancient History, will present the discovery of Vesalius’ own annotated copy of the later 1555 edition at the University of Wawrick. This copy contains hundreds of annotations, corrections of the Latin wording and instructions for the printer. They were meant for a third edition which was never published.

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  • 500 year old Waldseemüller map found at the Munich University Library

    500 year old Waldseemüller map found at the Munich University Library

    “Munich librarians have found a rare 16th century world map that first gave America its name as a continent. The version by German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller survived World War II sandwiched between geometry books. The Munich version is smaller than the 500-year-old global map found in a German monastery in 1901 and handed over by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2007 to the US Library of Congress. Only four smaller versions were previously known to have survived” (dw).

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  • Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Space Travel and The Private Library

    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Space Travel and The Private Library

    In 1813, British mathematician William Moore published Treatise on the Motion of Rockets, the first exposition of rocket mechanics based on Newton's Third Law of Motion.  But it was not until the early 20th century that this literature really can be said to have properly begun.  It has its roots in the work of three men: Hermann Oberth, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and Robert Goddard.  Each of these pioneers of astronautics appear to have independently developed similar theories about the possibility of rockets escaping earth's gravitational pull, and their earliest expositions of such theories are the core of any private library purporting to cover space travel.

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