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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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> 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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Rare Book Gallery

  • La deuxi

    Le Corbusier [Charles-Édouard Jeanneret]

    Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat
    SWEDEN

    La deuxi
    [Basel], 1959. 25x40

    Buy from:

    Price: 40000.00 SEK

  • Dylan In Woodstock.

    [DYLAN, Bob] Landy, Elliott

    Bookseller: Adrian Harrington
    UNITED KINGDOM

    Dylan In Woodstock.
    UK, Genesis Publications. 2000. INSCRIBED BY DYLAN to half title; to a longtime friend- / Bob Dylan /6-28-06. Also signed by photographer Elliott... More

    Buy from:

    Price: 3000.00 GBP

  • H.P. Lovecraft Collection

    LOVECRAFT, H.P.

    Bookseller: Between The Covers
    UNITED STATES

    H.P. Lovecraft Collection
    A remarkable collection of 244 H.P. Lovecraft items with over 200 rare amateur press appearances dating as early as 1914; nine important pulp... More

    Buy from:

    Price: 65000.00 USD

  • Le

    CHARCOT (Dr. J.M.)

    Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens
    FRANCE

    Le
    P., Progr

    Buy from:

    Price: 1500.00 EUR

All ArticlesRare Books - Articles

  • What Future For Rare Books ?

    What Future For Rare Books ?

    The anticipated death of the book is not a new phenomena. We recall that the book published in 1967 by the Canadian Marshall MacLuhan under the title "The Gutenberg Galaxy" dealt with this matter. Over the years we have seen that the electronic revolution has not really had the effect it had been predicted to have. We may also recall the cover of a magazine which appeared in the '90s and which referred to the answer of Gutenberg to MacLuhan in the form of an arm gesture of extreme vulgarity. Desktop Publishing did not finally kill the published book. It simply vulgarised the publishing proces. For us who are interested in the book as such, we feel that the aesthetics of the book may have suffered but not its productions in terms of quantity.

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  • Collecting Rare Books and First Editions: Eudora Welty

    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions: Eudora Welty

    A well-known poet of our acquaintance used to refer to Eudora Welty as "Aunt Meatloaf." When queried about it, his justification was "Well, everyone likes meatloaf, don't they?"

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  • Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Reference Book of the Day: Minsheu, Ductor in Linguas

    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Reference Book of the Day: Minsheu, Ductor in Linguas

    Oh, how I love extravagant sixteenth- and seventeenth-century displays of over-the-top erudition. Things like the Dictionarium Græcolatinum (1568), Ortelius's Thesaurus geographicus (1578), Raleigh's History of the World (1614), Alsted's seven-volumeCompendium philosophicum stretching to 2,404 folio pages (1626), Brian Walton's polyglot Bible in six huge folios (1654–57), and Chauvin's Lexicon rationale (1692). These are books that Tony Grafton was reading in his crib, but to the rest of us they're insane compendia of obscure learning that we'll never hope to master.

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  • Antiquarian Book Fairs - Paper Town

    Antiquarian Book Fairs - Paper Town

    It was a beautiful morning, one of the last fine days of the summer, with trees just beginning to turn the corner toward the explosion of colors that precede winter's monotone. But instead of going into the woods, where I know the swamp maples along the brook are already flashing their pinks and deeper reds, I got in my car and drove to Paper Town.

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  • ILAB POP UP BOOK FAIRS ALL AROUND THE WORLD ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY, APRIL 23, 2015

    ILAB POP UP BOOK FAIRS ALL AROUND THE WORLD ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY, APRIL 23, 2015

    LET’S PUT THE  R A R E  IN THE UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY!  The UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated all over the world with a series of amazing events promoting the essence of reading and the culture of the book. On April 23, 2015, this day will be a special day for ILAB. In cooperation with UNESCO ILAB affiliates will organize Pop Up Book Fairs across the world. Starting the day in Australia, the fairs will open their doors in unusual places one after another from Australia to Asia, South Africa, Europe and the United States. There are only three things you need to do to organize an ILAB Pop Up Fair: Find a venue, set up some tables ... Invite colleagues to participate ... Invite your customers to come ... ... and get it started!

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  • Book Collecting Basics - A History of the Bastard Title

    Book Collecting Basics - A History of the Bastard Title

    At last, it is time to read your new book. It is a crisp evening and you have made a cup of your favorite tea. You splurged and even made a fire. You sink into your chair and look at the book’s cover, tracing the title with your fingertip. You sip your tea and open to the first page. Blank. You turn the page. Nearly blank, except for the title - again. With some impatience, you turn to the next page.  Here the title is presented a third time but with the welcome addition of the author and publisher. Your tea nearly finished, you quickly flip past the table of contents, list of illustrations, author’s note, preface, introduction, and dedication. As your fire burns out, you reach page one. As any reader knows, a book can offer a vast amount of information before the “first” page. But why, one wonders, do some books display the title no less than three times in succession? None will dispute the cover: printing the title there seems obvious and right. Even the title page, listing the title, author, and publisher, passes with little argument. But why this in-between page, this unneeded repetition between the two?  Why, in the words of old-fashioned bookbinders, this bastard title?

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