ILAB POP UP BOOK FAIRS ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY

WHEN? April 23, 2015  WHERE? All around the World!

AUSTRALIA - JAPAN - SOUTH AFRICA - HUNGARY - AUSTRIA - GERMANY - ITALY - NETHERLANDS - UK -  USA

In woolsheds, on central stations, on a boat, in museums, libraries, streets, cocktail clubs and brew pubs - and anywhere else where you decide to be a part of it!

SYDNEY: Shakespeare's First Folio Lends Drama to the first ILAB Pop Up Bookfair

CAPE TOWN: Charity Auction to Support Literacy in South Sudan

MILAN / LUCCA: The Italian booksellers will launch ILAB's worldwide initiative on the first day of the Milan Antiquarian Book Fair. From then on people will have the possibility to donate money to UNESCO via www.alai.it, until 23 April 2015, when ALAI joins the worldwide series of more than 20 ILAB Pop Up Fairs within 24 hours with two exciting Pop Ups in Lucca and Milan.

LONDON: British booksellers show their best at Middle Temple Library!

NEWCASTLE, CHICAGO, WASHINGTON, SEATTLE, NEW YORK: Meet the American dealers all across the United States!

PORTLAND: Bridge City, Beer City, BOOK City – A Brew Pub in Portland, Oregon, Hosts the Final ILAB Pop Up Fair

For 24 hours these and all other worldwide events will be followed up with pictures and reports in the media and on the ILAB website.

JOIN US! FILL THE BOOKSHELVES AND FIGHT ILLITERACY!

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. Starting the day in Australia, ILAB Pop Up Fairs will open one after another from Australia to Asia to South Africa to Europe to the United States.

BOOKS CHANGE LIVES! Make a donation to help buying books for schools in South Sudan!

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  • [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

  • Orig. portrait photo w. dedication signed "Antonin Dvor

    DVORÁK, ANTHON. - [ORIGINAL PHOTO WITH PRESENTATION]

    Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S
    DENMARK

    Orig. portrait photo w. dedication signed "Antonin Dvor
    dated "Praha 9/1 1892". 9

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    Price: 30000.00 DKK

  • In the Matter of Peter Edward Rose, Manager, Cincinnati Reds Baseball Club:...

    DOWD, John M.

    Bookseller: Between The Covers
    UNITED STATES

    In the Matter of Peter Edward Rose, Manager, Cincinnati Reds Baseball Club: Report to the Commissioner (a.k.a. The Dowd Report)
    New York: Office of the Commissioner Major League Baseball May 9, 1989. First edition. Quarto. Plastic comb-bound photo duplicated pages with a... More

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    Price: 5000.00 USD

  • La deuxi

    Le Corbusier [Charles-Édouard Jeanneret]

    Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat
    SWEDEN

    La deuxi
    [Basel], 1959. 25x40

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    Price: 40000.00 SEK

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  • www.AntiquarianAuctions.com: an internet auction venue run by booksellers for dealers

    www.AntiquarianAuctions.com: an internet auction venue run by booksellers for dealers

    Specialist online auctions for rare books, maps & prints, documents, letters, ephemera and vintage photography: AntiquarianAuctions.com has been developed by Clarke’s Africana & Rare Books (ABA member) and over the past five years have run over seventy successful online auctions.

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  • Hollywood Adaptations - How Books Inspire Hollywood Movies

    Hollywood Adaptations - How Books Inspire Hollywood Movies

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  • The Worth of Rare Books - An Interview with ILAB President Arnoud Gerits in the Hong Kong Economic Times

    The Worth of Rare Books - An Interview with ILAB President Arnoud Gerits in the Hong Kong Economic Times

    The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers does not encourage collecting books for investment purposes. We can tell what the price of a book was in the past, how that price has developed, we can tell what it will cost now to own a copy, but we cannot predict what its future price will be. Our advice is always: buy what you like, what pleases you, what interests you, what fits within your areas of collecting or interest, buy the best copy available (and affordable to you) at the moment you want to buy the book. The reason for collecting is love and interest in the subject, the author, the period, what the book represents, the love and desire to own the original or best edition of a particular book. Books may have an added value through an important dedication or provenance, or because of an exceptional binding, or because it has the signature of an important previous owner. But while one man may think a 1.000 US$ for a particular book is very expensive, the collector who has been looking for that same book for a long time may feel the 1.000 US$ is a bargain, if it fills an important gap in his library or collection. If, and I say if, it is an investment, than it is a long-term investment, a savings account, and you use money that you’re sure you won’t be needing for a long, long time, and nobody guarantees you anything. If you’re looking for a quick return on investment, forget it. The bottom-line is: don’t buy them as an investment: it is the wrong angle to look at books. Buy them because you love books, you love a subject, a historical figure, a period. Build a collection and become the expert on the subject. ... It is the voyage that will give you incomparable pleasure, not the arrival at the destination. If you must invest, invest in yourself: enrich yourself: not your bank account.

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  • ILAB on Top!

    ILAB on Top!

    ILAB booksellers Eric and Alisa Waschke have returned from an expedition to South America where they climbed some of the highest mountains. With them were a flag showing the logos of ILAB and of the Canadian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABAC). “ILAB does not have limits” Coqui Zevallo commented. “Das ist Werbung auf höchster Ebene - this is top level PR”, wrote Frank Werner of Brockhaus/Antiquarium. Read Alisa Waschke’s exciting report:

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  • The Rare Book Trade – Transhumance

    The Rare Book Trade – Transhumance

    What could be more mysterious than the irresistible signals sent by the turning of the seasons? Now the days lengthen as the sun proceeds toward its summer destiny. The lilac has come into bloom and faded. The shad bush has leafed out. Alewives struggle upstream, and elvers wriggle down to the sea. The IRS has been paid, the soldiers honored, and the peas planted. Like a salamander crawling out of the muck, I obey nature's call and head north – part of a transhumance that has been taking place since the beginning of bookseller chronicles. It's time for another New Hampshire book fair.

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  • Antiquarian Booksellers in Exile – Pablo Keins (1909 - 1967)

    Antiquarian Booksellers in Exile – Pablo Keins (1909 - 1967)

    The seizure of power by the Nazis in 1933 was a decisive event in the world of book collecting. Numerous dealers and collectors – among them the most famous of the trade – were murdered by the Nazis. Those who survived were forced to close their companies and to hand them over to the Nazis. Ernst Fischer’s biographical handbook "Verleger, Buchhändler & Antiquare aus Deutschland und Österreich in der Emigration nach 1933" reconstructs the biographies of all German and Austrian booksellers, publishers and auctioneers who emigrated from Germany after 1933. The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers is proud to publish some of the most impressive stories told in Ernst Fischer’s book on its website. This article in a series of 25 booksellers' biographies is dedicated to Pablo Keins.

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