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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.

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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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Book FairsRare Books - Next Fairs

  • The London Photograph Fair: Special Edition

    23 May 2015 - 24 May 2015

    The London Photograph Fair: Special Edition

    The London Photograph Fair, the UK's only established vintage photograph fair, held quarterly in Bloomsbury for 30 years, launches its Special Edition on Saturday & Sunday the 23rd &...

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  • The Bloomsbury Book Fair

    24 May 2015

    The Bloomsbury Book Fair

    Here expect dealers from not just the UK but USA, Europe, Australia and more! More detailed information regarding exhibitors, highlights and more will be on our website over the next couple of...

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BooksellersAntiquarian Booksellers

  • Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd.

    Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd.

    San Anselmo - UNITED STATES

    Specialties: Art, Bindings, General Stock, Illustrated books, Modern first editions, Modern illustrated books, Old and rare books

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Rare Book Gallery

  • 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

  • The Royal Captives: A Fragment of a Secret History Copied from an Old...

    YEARSLEY, ANN.

    Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop
    UNITED STATES

    The Royal Captives: A Fragment of a Secret History Copied from an Old Manuscript.
    Philadelphia: Printed for Robert Campbell, 1795 [vols 1 & 2]; Philadelphia: Published by Thomas Bradford, 1796 [vol. 3]. 3 vols in 2 , 12mo,... More

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    Price: 900.00 USD

  • Petrus Arretinus accerrimus virtutum ac vitiorum demostrator. From a rare...

    Fenton, Roger

    Bookseller: Hammarlunds Antikvariat
    SWEDEN

    Petrus Arretinus accerrimus virtutum ac vitiorum demostrator. From a rare proof in the British Museum. Photographed by R. Fenton. [A photograph depicting an engraving of Peter Aretine]
    London. Published by the trustees of the British Museum. 1858.. 1858 Photograph 22 x 15,5 cm. Mount paper 52 x 40 cm. Salt paper or modified salt... More

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    Price: 8000.00 SEK

  • [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

All ArticlesRare Books - Articles

  • The Deaths of the Bronte Family

    Marie Bronte died of tuberculosis or cancer in 1821 at the age of 38. She left behind the most remarkable English/Irish writing family known to the world.

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  • Look What I Found at BTC: The Sign of the Cross

    Look What I Found at BTC: The Sign of the Cross

    I like film souvenir books well enough, but with a few exceptions it’s a little hard to get truly excited about them. De Mille’s 1932 film, based on the play by Wilson Barrett, has a backstory about Charles Laughton as the Emperor Nero. Nero blames the Christians for burning Rome, and decides to put them all to death, as one is occasionally wont to do. There’s also a love story between Frederic March as Rome’s highest-ranking military officer, Marcus Superbus (really? Superbus? Why not “Marcus Gas Guzzling SUV”?) and Elissa Landi as Mercia, a cute Christian chick. You can see where complications might ensue.

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  • Patrons of booksellers and how they paid them a century ago

    Patrons of booksellers and how they paid them a century ago

    Glancing at an old account book, ranging from 1835 to 1850, with a few entries in 1851, which in some way had come into the possession of my predecessors, I was struck by the occurrence of the names of book-collectors such as Ashburnham, Beaufoy, Beckford, Drury, Phillipps, Spencer, Vernon and numerous others - libraries which have been dispersed in my lifetime. It is concerned only with payments received, and though the sales of single books for cash are recorded they do not often amount to any considerable sum in total. Amongst these items Greek and Latin classics are often prominent with sundry entries which make us envy the unknown purchasers, viz: - Euclidis Elementa Latine. H. Walpole’s copy. 4/- Biblia Latina, folio. Jenson, 1479. £3.10.0 Boccace des Nobles Maleureux, Folio. Red. Mor. A. Verard, 1494. £3.13.6.

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  • Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - The Novel That Never Was

    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - The Novel That Never Was

    The novel that never was: Meyern’s book is a Bundesroman, a popular genre of novel in late eighteenth-century German literature which featured secret societies.  As for The Ruins on the Mountain-Lake, it never existed at all, except in Meyern’s mind.

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  • Absences - "Lost, Stolen or Shredded": Rick Gekoski's Stories of Missing Works of Art and Literature

    Absences - "Lost, Stolen or Shredded": Rick Gekoski's Stories of Missing Works of Art and Literature

    As you may already have realised, I like books which have a story to tell.  By this I mean not just the book’s own internal narrative, but a copy of the book with its own individual history.  Not necessarily a fine and obviously important provenance (although that’s always very welcome), but just a tale of its own career in the world.  I’m not deterred by a book with a previous owner’s inscription, far from it – this can lead into that narrative and document some evidence of the book’s initial audience and reception.  Who bought this book when it first came out?  Where did the book fit into that world rather than ours?

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  • Rare Books in the Press - The Books We Talk About (and Those We Don’t)

    Rare Books in the Press - The Books We Talk About (and Those We Don’t)

    “What is the social function of the novel? I’m not thinking about the pay-off for the author, who gets to develop a skill and earn a living from it and accrue a prestigious public image into the bargain. Nor about the rewards for the publisher, who may, or more likely may not, make a significant amount of money. Nor even the pleasure for the individual reader, who enjoys hours of entertainment and maybe feels enlightened or usefully provoked along the way. What I’m asking is, what’s in it for society as a whole, or at least for that part of society that reads novels?” What’s in a book for the community of readers? Tim Parks says in his highly inspiring article: It’s CONVERSATION!

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