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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CataloguesBook Catalogues

Book FairsRare Books - Next Fairs

  • ILAB - LILA

    55th New York Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)

    09 Apr 2015 - 12 Apr 2015

    55th New York Antiquarian Book Fair (ABAA)

    “It is exciting in a way you probably don't expect when you just hear the word "Book Fair." Well, to me it is just as exciting as sitting in the dark of the theatre and watch a horror...

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  • 3e Salon du livre ancien du Mans

    11 Apr 2015 - 12 Apr 2015

    3e Salon du livre ancien du Mans

    For the first time the Museum of Le Mans, Louis Aragon Library, shows exceptional treasures from its properties, including the Missal of the Cardinal de Luxembourg, an illuminated 15th century...

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BooksellersAntiquarian Booksellers

  • Raptis Rare Books

    Raptis Rare Books

    Brattleboro - UNITED STATES

    Specialties: Architecture, Children's books, Economics, Modern first editions, Photography

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Rare Book Gallery

  • Serie "Innocent things" Porträtserie mit Objekten.

    Kuznetsova, Nadya,

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

    Serie "Innocent things" Porträtserie mit Objekten.
    St. Petersburg, 2007. Auflage 5 +1 . 70 x 50 cm, Silbergelatine-Abzug, Handabzug, Preis pro Motiv. Gut, Handabzug auf Barytpapier, manchmal wie bei... More

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    Price: 1580.00 EUR

  • [7" vinyl record]: Hey Joe (Version) [and] Piss Factory

    SMITH, Patti with Tom Verlaine, Lenny Kaye, and Richard Sohl

    Bookseller: Between The Covers
    UNITED STATES

    [7" vinyl record]: Hey Joe (Version) [and] Piss Factory
    [New York]: Mer Records 1974. Original 7" vinyl 45 RPM record. Fine in modestly age-toned, about fine plain white sleeve as issued, in the original... More

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    Price: 4500.00 USD

  • Dard Hunter & Son

    Hunter, Dard, II, and Dard Hunter, III;

    Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA
    UNITED STATES

    Dard Hunter & Son
    Newtown, PA Bird & Bull Press 1998 4to. Black quarter morocco and Japanese cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on red leather spine. The... More

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    Price: 1000.00 USD

  • Killer Queen.

    QUEEN [MAY, Brian, TAYLOR, Roger, ROCK, Mick]

    Bookseller: Adrian Harrington
    UNITED KINGDOM

    Killer Queen.
    UK: Genesis Publications. 2003. LIMITED COLLECTOR EDITION. No. 1184 of 2500 copies, SIGNED by guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and... More

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    Price: 495.00 GBP

All ArticlesRare Books - Articles

  • A Working Life: The Rare-Book Dealer - Ed Maggs

    A Working Life: The Rare-Book Dealer - Ed Maggs

    “For someone who loves old and rare books, buys and sells them, Ed Maggs hardly comes across as bookish, more of an energetic sporting type. But then, Maggs, 51, had ambitions of becoming a reggae superstar – not quite what his parents had in mind after an expensive private education at Westminster. Maggs played in a band called Talkover, worked as a DJ in various minor clubs and in department store stockrooms and other undemanding jobs, before fetching up like a prodigal son in the family business he initially wanted to avoid.”

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  • Decisions, Decisions - 54th Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair

    Decisions, Decisions - 54th Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair

    This is always a rough week for me. The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair is hauling into view (April 2-6), and there are decisions to be made. What stays? What goes? It's the biggest fair on the circuit and it has the greatest upside in terms of profit potential and meeting new customers. It's also the most expensive of the American fairs, and big city livin' is a real drain on the pocket book.

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  • Collector Spotlight: David A. Williamson - Enhancing a Collection with Signatures and Artwork

    Collector Spotlight: David A. Williamson - Enhancing a Collection with Signatures and Artwork

    Part two of our interview with David A. Williamson, one of the largest Stephen King collectors in the world. In 2009, he bought Betts Books and one of his greatest joys is helping other King collectors find that “special” collectible for their own collections. He lives in Fairfield, CT, is married and has three children.

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  • Rare Book Catalogues - To E or Not to E

    Rare Book Catalogues - To E or Not to E

    A few years ago, in the course of one of my hyper-dramatized but mostly benign financial panics, I decided to stop issuing printed catalogs. Though I loved, and was proud of, my catalogs, they cost nearly of $4 each, and seemed to serve primarily as a vehicles for frustrated customers to complain about my grossly unfair manner of distributing them, or excuses for non-ordering pedants to inform me of the many grammatical and spelling errors they contained. ... Read Greg Gibson's plea for the printed catalogue!

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  • Time Travel for Bibliophiles - 54th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair, 23 to 25 January 2015

    Time Travel for Bibliophiles - 54th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair, 23 to 25 January 2015

    “It has become trendy to declare the book obsolete in this brave new world of digitalized data rubbish”, book historian Reinhard Wittmann declares in the new “Handbook 2015/2016” published by the German Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (VDA). “It may have lost its general function and its social prestige, but it will survive as a historical and artistic object, far beyond its actual content, as a time machine for the aura of times long gone.”

    The German Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association would like to invite you on a bibliophilic time voyage on the occasion of the 54th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair from 23rd to 25th January 2015. About 80 leading antiquarian booksellers from Germany, Italy, Great Britain, the USA, Switzerland and the Netherlands will present rare and precious manuscripts, books, autographs and prints from five centuries of book printing and book art. Beautifully illustrated manuscripts, scientific milestones, avant-garde book art, autographs and manuscripts of important scientists and artists, rare first editions of world literature, children’s books, artists’ books, maps, views, decorative prints and book objects: The fair fascinates by its diversity, from unique little objects to books worth millions, from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.

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  • Antwerp: Books Across the Borders on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2015

    Antwerp: Books Across the Borders on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2015

    Eric Tonen and Peter Everaers - two antiquarian booksellers, one trading in Belgium and the other in The Netherlands - decided an international boundary lying between them wasn’t going to stop them participating in ILAB’s celebration of UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day. Meet them at Bibliotheek Permeke in Antwerp on 23 April 2015!

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