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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  • Nude Photograph of Judith Malina

    WEEGEE

    Bookseller: Between The Covers
    UNITED STATES

    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

  • Ekonomicheskie etyudy i stati. [Economic studies and articles].

    Ilyn (Ilin) Vladimir.,( i.e. Vladmir Lenin.)

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

    Ekonomicheskie etyudy i stati. [Economic studies and articles].
    St. Petersburg, (A. Leifert), (1898) Oktav. 290 Seiten / pages. Mit mehreren Tabellen, with several charts. Modern morocco-backed navy buckram. A... More

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    Price: 2980.00 EUR

  • 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

  • Ask the Angels

    SANTISI, Donna and Marcy Blaustein

    Bookseller: Between The Covers
    UNITED STATES

    Ask the Angels
    Orange, Calif: Double R Books 1978. First edition. Compiled by Marcy Blaustein. Photographs by Donna Santisi. Comb-bound at the top in photographic... More

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    Price: 2500.00 USD

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  • Collecting Cricket Fiction

    Collecting Cricket Fiction

    Cricket fiction may seem a small subject, but a collection could rapidly and relatively cheaply grow to several hundred items dating from 1820 to 2008. Among the earliest items would be In School and Out of School (1825) which contains a description of the game and an illustration, and Mary Mitford’s Our Village (also published in the 1820’s).

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  • An Annotated Copy of Vesalius’ “De Humani Corporis Fabrica” at the University of Wawrick

    An Annotated Copy of Vesalius’ “De Humani Corporis Fabrica” at the University of Wawrick

    Andreas Vesalius’ De Humani Corporis Fabrica, printed in 1543, is one of the most famous of all medical books. On 14th March Vivian Nutton, Honorary Professor in the departments of History and Classics and Ancient History, will present the discovery of Vesalius’ own annotated copy of the later 1555 edition at the University of Wawrick. This copy contains hundreds of annotations, corrections of the Latin wording and instructions for the printer. They were meant for a third edition which was never published.

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  • New Venue Proves a Huge Success with Buyers and Sellers at 55th London International Antiquarian Book Fair

    New Venue Proves a Huge Success with Buyers and Sellers at 55th London International Antiquarian Book Fair

    ABA Press Release: In its 55th year, the London International Antiquarian Book Fair achieved excellent sales figures – up by 22% to £3.85 million, which given the current economic climate, has surpassed expectations. For the first time, the Fair took place in the National Exhibition Hall of Olympia, West London, from Thursday, May 24 and ran until Saturday, May 26, 2012. Just under 500 visitors – many who had queued to come in - came through the doors in the first 40 minutes of the Fair which comprised of 185 exhibitors* from 17 countries.

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  • Timbuktu Update - Timbuktu Manuscripts Project, Huma (Institute for Humanities in Africa) University of Cape Town

    Timbuktu Update - Timbuktu Manuscripts Project, Huma (Institute for Humanities in Africa) University of Cape Town

    Timbuktu has often been invoked as a symbol of the most distant place on Earth, as a mysterious and exotic, but unreachable, attraction. Yet, it has a rich and diverse heritage and a fascinating past. The city and its desert environs are an archive of handwritten texts in Arabic and in African languages in the Arabic script, produced between the 13th and the 20th centuries. When the rebels occupied Timbuktu months ago researchers, librarians and archivists had to flee and to leave the city. The library with all the manuscripts was in danger to be burnt down. Until today nobody can definitely say what really happened, how many manuscripts were saved and how many were destroyed. The following report by the Tombouctou Manuscripts Project from the end of January 2013 describes the difficult and unsecure situation at that time.

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  • Book Collecting Basics: Pirated Editions

    Book Collecting Basics: Pirated Editions

    In July 2007, JK Rowling fans around the world anxiously awaited the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in Rowling's beloved Harry Potterseries. The official release of the English-language version was scheduled to take place on July 21, 2007. But readers in China got their hands on the novel a full ten days earlier, when the book unexpectedly popped up in book stores. Thousands bought the early editions...unaware that the copies in their hands had virtually nothing in common with the authorized edition actually written by JK Rowling.

    This new pirated edition was certainly not the first unauthorized Harry Potter book published in China. On the contrary, the popular series had fostered an entire cottage industry of book piracy. In some cases, people would scan and republish exact replicas of the authorized editions. In others, they would mimic the genuine article. One pirated edition, for instance, was called Harry Potter and the Half-Blooded Relative Prince. People also would write their own titles, which had little or no connection to Rowling's books. For years, one could easily find titles like Harry Potter and the Hiking Dragon or Harry Potter and the Big Funnel. Rowling's publisher waged a war against those responsible for the pirated editions, a difficult task given that even large Chinese publishers partook in the practice--then denied any knowledge of it.

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  • Jimi Hendrix’s Delinquent Bar Tab – 48th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, 6-8 February 2015

    Jimi Hendrix’s Delinquent Bar Tab – 48th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, 6-8 February 2015

    The world’s  preeminent celebration of the written  and printed word returns to Northern California at a new venue in downtown  Oakland. The 48th California  International  Antiquarian  Book Fair will run  from  Friday, February 6 through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the International  League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB),  the three-day event is the world’s  largest antiquarian book fair with  200 booksellers from the United  States  and around  the globe. The annual fair features a rich selection of books, manuscripts, maps and other printed materials, including incunabula, literature  from  all centuries and nationalities, fine bindings, children's and illustrated books, ephemera, and antiquarian books on dozens of topics – from Jimi Hendrix’s delinquent bar tab to the first English-Language Sex Manual, a 19th Century 3-D children’s book, a lock of Franz Liszt’s hair from 1884 and handwritten letters by Charles Bukowski.

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