ILAB POP UP BOOK FAIRS ALL AROUND THE WORLD ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY

WHEN? April 23, 2015

WHERE? All over the World!

BOOKS CHANGE LIVES! The UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated all over the world 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, the ILAB Pop Up Fairs will open one after another from Australia to Asia to South Africa to Europe to the United States. For 24 hours these 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!

THE WORLD'S EXPERT ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS IN 1 BOOK!

The new edition of the ILAB Directory has recently been published. The Directory gives easy access to information on the almost 2.000 ILAB booksellers around the world that are experts in their chosen fields and stand behind the ethical standards of ILAB. In this new electronic world you will find this expertise and adherence to standards an essential part in making your buying experience a pleasant one. The ILAB Directory, in a wonderful new design, will be handed out at all major ILAB Book Fairs from California to Paris, New York, London, Boston, Amsterdam, Milan, Stuttgart and Melbourne.


All who want to have a look at it, before they hold the printed version in their hands, are able to download the PDF right here on the ILAB website!

Why ILAB?

Have you ever wondered what ILAB is all about - other than a logo that appears against some dealers' trading names?  ILAB President Norbert Donhofer sets out the main benefits of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers!

Learn more about ILAB, the ILAB Committee, the ILAB Internship Program, the ILAB Newsletter, ILAB Congresses and Book Fairs!

17th ILAB BRESLAUER PRIZE FOR BIBLIOGRAPHY  - SUBMIT BOOKS!

The 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography, worth 10.000 $, will be awarded in 2018 to one or more books published in any language and in any part of the world between April 2013 and April 2017. Any work submitted to the Prize must be a published book available on the market. The prize jury will admit all publications relating to bibliography in a very broad sense. The books can be submitted to the prize at any time but latest by the end of April in 2017 by sending a single copy to the Prize Secretary Fabrizio Govi.

DE CARO AND THE GIROLAMINI THEFTS – SIGN THE NOTE OF PROTEST!

Recent news on the Girolamini thefts: Marino Massimo de Caro had given an interview to an Italian newspaper in which he accused antiquarian booksellers and auctioneers to manipulate valuable books – scratching out stamps, removing old ownership labels and/or gluing those to others. ILAB and ALAI refused to file a law-suit against both the reporter and Mr De Caro for giving such a scandalous interview, but the President of ALAI, Fabrizio Govi, and the former Director of the Italian National Libraries, Dr Daniele Danesi, have responded to it in a serious and widely read newspaper in Italy. Read the articles!

ALAI has also placed a note of protest on its website, and has opened a section where intellectuals, librarians, and, of course, booksellers, can sign this protest – and so far quite a few have signed it.

DE CARO AND THE GIROLAMINI THEFTS – OFFICIAL NOTE OF PROTEST OF ILAB

Since spring 2012 the issue of the massive thefts in the Girolamini Library and other Italian libraries had kept busy both the Italian Justice and ILAB. The latest developments in this case – the arrest of the Danish dealer Christian Westergaard and the confiscation of eleven books out of his stock – gives ILAB no other choice as to announce an official note of protest. This note will be sent to officials in both the Ministry of Culture of Italy and the Ministry of Justice of Italy, and it will be spread out to librarians, journalists, and the public worldwide. Read it here and spread the news!

DE CARO AND THE GIROLAMINI THEFTS - BOOKS WITHDRAWN FROM AUCTION 59 AT ZISSKA & SCHAUER IN MAY 2012


Following our strategy to bringing as much light as possible in the Girolamini thefts, the Committee had asked the Munich based auction house Zisska & Lacher (formerly Zisska & Schauer) to provide us with a list of the books which had been confiscated or withdrawn from their auction No 59 in May of 2012 (the books from the Girolamini library). The list can be searched here!

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  • Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS)

    12 Jul 2015 - 17 Jul 2015

    Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS)

    Keynote speaker: Katherine Reagan, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Cornell who will be speaking on the hows and whys of buying books at Cornell; specialty dealer 2015 is ABAA...

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  • Poems . . . Edited by Two of Her Friends Mabel Loomis Todd and T. W. Higginson.

    DICKINSON, EMILY.

    Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop
    UNITED STATES

    Poems . . . Edited by Two of Her Friends Mabel Loomis Todd and T. W. Higginson.
    London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine, & Co., 1891. 8vo, original pale yellow cloth, gilt lettering and decorations, t.e.g. Cloth a little faded... More

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    Price: 2500.00 USD

  • [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

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    CHARCOT (Dr. J.M.)

    Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens
    FRANCE

    Le
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    Price: 1500.00 EUR

  • Vue de l'Amiraute et ses environs en regardant de la Porte Triomphale, vers...

    de Lespinasse, Nicolas.

    Bookseller: Antiquariat www.heckenhauer.de est.1823
    GERMANY

    Vue de l'Amiraute et ses environs en regardant de la Porte Triomphale, vers l'Occident.
    Paris,. 1783 Paris, 1783. 32, 51,2 cm, 25 x 34,8 cm ( view) Kupferstich. Unter Passepartout. Minimale Stockflecken, minimale Knickspuren, sonst... More

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    Price: 580.00 EUR

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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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  • Hermann Hesse online - First Editions, Autographs Letters, Illustrated Books

    Hermann Hesse online - First Editions, Autographs Letters, Illustrated Books

    Hesse’s personal library and his literary remains were divided between the Marbach Archives (Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach) and the Swiss National Library (Berne) in 1964. Links to databases, bibliographies and museums.

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  • Bibliofilia e bibliomania - Or: The Fascination of Rare Books and Autographs

    Bibliofilia e bibliomania - Or: The Fascination of Rare Books and Autographs

    Umberto Eco held his "lectio magistralis" about "Bibliofilia e bibliomania" in Turin. Professor Eco himself is "A Bibliophile of huge Ec(h)o", as Umberto Pregliasco has characterized him. In September 2010 he will open the 39th ILAB Congress and 23rd International Book Fair in Bologna with a lecture - a great honour for the League, and a great pleasure for every bibliophile who will have the chance to attend this event.

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  • Slavery in the French Colonies: Le Code Noir (the Black Code) of 1685

    Snippets from a very interesting article by Kelly Buchanan about slavery in the French colonies and the French law which were fixed in “The Black Code” in 1685 and remained in force for 163 years.

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  • A Bookseller’s Adventure in Europe: Part 2

    A Bookseller’s Adventure in Europe: Part 2

    Had to get to Budapest in time for a Committee cocktail hour and dinner with the Hungarians and found that plane travel from Amsterdam directly to Budapest one way cost over $900. I kept waiting for a cheap flight to open up but the cheap airline serving Budapest went bankrupt the week before I made reservations. I finally flew LOT airlines, which is the main Polish carrier. I was served up many a joke by my friends about my chances of arrival in Budapest but they were all totally wrong. The flight to Warsaw and then on to Budapest went without a hitch. We were warned to be very careful taking the taxi from the airport to the hotel and only sign up with legitimate taxis. (This reminded me of Prague.) I found the right one who charged me in the Hungarian currency of Forint (they are part of the Euro zone but have not adopted the Euro). We met that evening with the Hungarian booksellers’ association for a “let’s get acquainted” dinner and had a welcome speech from Adam Bosze, their President, in perfect English and a passionate speech by the dean of Hungarian booksellers, Lajos Borda, in Hungarian. It was a very pleasant beginning.

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  • Recent Book Thefts in the Library of the Abbey of Montecassino

    Recent Book Thefts in the Library of the Abbey of Montecassino

    The Italian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association has published a list of books stolen from the Library of the Abbey of Montecassino. The library’s director, Dott. Francesco Rosa, has kindly given permission to inform all ILAB booksellers about this recent theft in detail.

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