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


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, 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.


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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  • Killer Queen.

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

    Bookseller: Adrian Harrington

    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

  • La deuxi

    Le Corbusier [Charles-Édouard Jeanneret]

    Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat

    La deuxi
    [Basel], 1959. 25x40

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    Price: 40000.00 SEK

  • [Photographs]: Four Helmut Newton Photographs

    NEWTON, Helmut as Helmut Neustaedter

    Bookseller: Between The Covers

    [Photographs]: Four Helmut Newton Photographs
    1936 [and circa 1970s]. An archive of four self-portrait photographs of Helmut Newton, all shot by Newton with a timer. Two are vintage prints,... More

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    Price: 7500.00 USD

  • Nude Photograph of Judith Malina


    Bookseller: Between The Covers

    Nude Photograph of Judith Malina
    Black and white silver gelatin photograph by Weegee of Judith Malina, co-founder of the The Living Theatre, nude and backlit. Measuring 7.75" x... More

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    Price: 2800.00 USD

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  • ILAB on the Road - Antiquarian Booksellers of Santiago de Chile, Montevideo and Buenos Aires

    ILAB on the Road - Antiquarian Booksellers of Santiago de Chile, Montevideo and Buenos Aires

    From the 25th of October until the 11th of November, I visited the antiquarian booksellers in the capitals of the Southern South American countries of Chile, Uruguay and Argentina. The first book published in the Americas was published in Mexico in the 16th century and thus Latin America has had a rich and long history of printing and publishing and therefore is an important part of the global history and culture of the book.

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  • Ukraine and the Black Sea - Bibliographical Resources

    Ukraine and the Black Sea - Bibliographical Resources

    "Ukraine" means "borderland" in eastern Slavic languages. The name was originally used for the territory around the river Dniepr South to Kiev. Home of freebooting Cossacks, this dangerous, very little inhabited land was subject to frequent threats from the Tartars.

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  • “The desire to learn something new every day and an undying passion for antiquarian books”

    “The desire to learn something new every day and an undying passion for antiquarian books”

    From Canada to the Kilimanjaro, from Moscow to Buenos Aires and back to Vancouver. “I guess my claim to fame is that I've visited over 4000 used and antiquarian booksellers, including over 1000 ILAB members, in my travels to 92 countries.” Eric Waschke is a real global player and well-known for his reports about the antiquarian book markets in South America,  Russia or Eastern Europe. His recent project: After 15 years the Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair will return in October 2010, organized by the ABAC. An interview with ABAC President Eric Waschke about his career, the upcoming fair and rare bookselling in the 21st century.

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  • Online Archive of the John F. Kennedy Collection

    The archive at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (Boston, MA)   includes thousands of historical papers, documents and images:  irreplaceable records of the struggle for Civil Rights, the conflict with the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War, the efforts to land a man on the moon, the prevention of a nuclear catastrophe during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and American art and culture in general.

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  • The President on Safari - Dublin’s Fair City

    The President on Safari - Dublin’s Fair City

    Laurence Worms, President of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA), promised the ABA members that he would travel around the British Isles to see as many of his colleagues as possible. He publishes his travel accounts in his blog “The President on Safari”. This is Laurence Worms' report about the legendary Irish hospitality and a very special trip to Dublin.

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  • Preparing and Carving Meat in the Baroque Period - A New Bibliography by Uwe Frenzel

    Preparing and Carving Meat in the Baroque Period - A New Bibliography by Uwe Frenzel

    The Hamburg collector Uwe Frenzel has published a new bibliography about a delightful and delicious field of collecting. His book “Deutschsprachige Tranchierbücher des Barock” provides a detailed and well-founded summary of baroque literature on preparing and carving meat, covering the period between the years 1620 and 1724.

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