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A WORLD FIRST - ACROSS THE WORLD: In woolsheds, on boats, central stations, skyscrapers, in museums, libraries, streets, clubs and pubs.

> Bookish flash mob - speed dating for booklovers.

> Where you decide to be a part of it.

> Press release: Share it!

FILL A BOOKCASE, SUPPORT LITERACY!


> Donate! Reading is a fundamental human right.

ANTWERP: Books across the borders - Dutch and Belgian dealers pop up at Antwerp's Bibliotheek Permeke.

LUND: an ILAB Pop Up Fair dedicated exclusively to pop-up books at Akarps antikvariat.

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

FROM SALISBURY CATHEDRAL TO OXFORD UNIVERSITY: CELESTE the Rare Book Campervan goes on a road trip for UNESCO with Amanda Hall and Susanne Schulz-Falster.

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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  • 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

  • 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

  • [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

  • 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

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  • Gertrude Emily Benham (1867-1938) - English Mountaineer, Traveller and Collector

    Gertrude Emily Benham (1867-1938) - English Mountaineer, Traveller and Collector

    Gertrude Benham was one of the most, possibly the most prolific traveller of all time, and of either sex. The present author is attempting to locate Benham's numerous paintings, sketches and photographs, which are not in any known archives. In a last letter to the Plymouth Museum, early 1935, shortly before the start of her ill-fated final journey, she states that she deposited them in a trunk in a warehouse in Bridport. Descendants of the Benham family believe they were destroyed in the Plymouth blitz of March 1941, but there is no evidence for this.

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  • International League Conference - London 1956

    International League Conference - London 1956

    Once more "dear old London" proved to be the best place to buy books. The delegates from the United States, Austria, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland and Italy followed an invitation of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association in September 1956. During the 9th Congress held in the history of the League they were overwhelmed by British hospitality, the "inconceivably rich stocks" of British rare book dealers like Quaritch, Edwards, Joseph or Maggs, a reception at Sotheby's, an evening at the opera house and a gala dinner worth to remember with acrobatic dancers and cabaret singers. A look into the archives of the ABA and ILAB.

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  • Online Bookselling before the Internet

    Online Bookselling before the Internet

    Do you remember Abacis? It was one of the first attempts in the early days of the Internet to establish an online database for rare books. “Abacis started with five or six employees, which quickly grew to more than ten, six of whom were devoted to library and dealer sales. I worked in dealer sales and within six months I got over 200 dealers to sign up.  However, many dealers said they would never get a computer or that they were happy with AB Bookman. Many told us that our idea would never work.” Ed Johnson remembers the good old times.

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  • Of Apes and Underwear

    Of Apes and Underwear

    Meanwhile, back at the Armory, setup for the 53rd Annual New York International Antiquarian Book Fair was proceeding smoothly. And, I am happy to report, the show opened to what felt like record crowds. I think reduced opening night admission and a more generous free ticket policy had a noticeable effect. Unfortunately, sales did not match the crowd size. By Sunday afternoon, almost all the dealers I spoke with reported decent, but not spectacular, fairs.

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  • ILAB and ABEBooks – Negotiations Postponed to the Future

    ILAB and ABEBooks – Negotiations Postponed to the Future

    The ILAB Committee has decided to postpone any agreement to the future. We will, of course, not turn our backs on Abebooks, in fact, we encourage you to discuss such a collaboration with your members, and if any association wishes to move immediately forward with a deal with ABEBooks, we will not have any objection and only ask that you keep up informed of your progress and the terms of your agreement.

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  • Rare Books in the Press - A Mozart Mystery: Sonata Manuscript Surfaces in Budapest

    Rare Books in the Press - A Mozart Mystery: Sonata Manuscript Surfaces in Budapest

    “For Balazs Mikusi, a young Hungarian musicologist, it was the find of a lifetime. Leafing through folders of unidentified manuscripts at the National Szechenyi Library in Budapest recently, he came across four pages of what looked to him like Mozart’s handwriting. As he read through the music, he told Agence France-Presse, he realized that he had stumbled onto Mozart’s own score of the Piano Sonata in A, K.331 – one of the best-known Mozart sonatas because of its “Rondo alla Turca” finale. To verify his impression Mr. Mikusi showed a copy of the score to Ulrich Leisinger, the director of the Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, and Neal Zaslaw, the editor of the new Köchel catalog of Mozart’s works. Both agreed that the writing was Mozart’s …” Most spectacular finds of rare books and manuscripts nowadays happen by chance. A Hungarian scholar had such a lucky moment, when he worked in the National Szechenyi Library in Budapest and discovered - a Mozart manuscript.

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