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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  • Bøger & Kuriosa

    Bøger & Kuriosa

    København K - DENMARK

    Specialties: Architecture, Art, Children's books, Ephemera, Local history, Maritime, Religion

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  • [Cover title]: Modern Searchlights. [Interior title]: Anti-Aircraft...

    Bookseller: Between The Covers
    UNITED STATES

    [Cover title]: Modern Searchlights. [Interior title]: Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Equipment
    Croydon: The London Electric Firm [1920]. Oblong quarto. Measuring 10" x 12". [38]pp. Cord tied printed flexible card wrappers. Light stains on the... More

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    Price: 2500.00 USD

  • Serie "Innocent things" Porträtserie mit Objekten.

    Kuznetsova, Nadya,

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

    Serie "Innocent things" Porträtserie mit Objekten.
    St. Petersburg, 2007. Auflage 5 +1 . 70 x 50 cm, Silbergelatine-Abzug, Handabzug, Preis pro Motiv. Gut, Handabzug auf Barytpapier, manchmal wie bei... More

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    Price: 1580.00 EUR

  • [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

  • Yvernelle: A Legend of Feudal France.

    NORRIS, FRANK.

    Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop
    UNITED STATES

    Yvernelle: A Legend of Feudal France.
    Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1892. 8vo, original gilt decorated blue-green cloth, gilt lettering. Color lithographed title page, 11 plates and... More

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    Price: 2750.00 USD

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  • Virtual or real?

    Phil Patton about the advantages of having good literature on the iPhone and the incomparable joy of having a real book in his hands. Pros and cons of digital libraries ...

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  • Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Happy birthday, Marcel Proust!

    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Happy birthday, Marcel Proust!

    July 10, 2012: It is the birthday of the French novelist Marcel Proust (1871), whose seven-volume Remembrance of Things Past (published 1813 to 1827) is considered his masterpiece. It is an ambitious work, including some 3,200 pages and almost 1.5 million words. There are 2,000 characters in the book. Critics call it one of the greatest works of the 20th century. It is certainly one of the longest.

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  • PRESS RELEASE - ILAB Joins The Protest Against Amazon’s Bid to Control Top-Level Domain Names

    PRESS RELEASE - ILAB Joins The Protest Against Amazon’s Bid to Control Top-Level Domain Names

    Today, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers has joined the numerous other organizations, such as the Authors Guild or the American Association of Publishers, objecting to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN’s) plan to sell top-level domains to private companies.  Online retail giant Amazon has bid to be the exclusive custodian of .book, .author and .read domains.

    ILAB President Tom Congalton believes that placing such generic names in private hands is a threat to equal access to free markets and a threat to the nearly 2,000 small businesses that are affiliated to the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

    « We have to play by the same rules », Tom Congalton said. « There is no reason why Amazon should get the exclusive rights to suffixes such as book, author or read, which are generic names any bookseller throughout the world should be allowed to use. »

    The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers is a federation of 22 national associations of antiquarian booksellers representing nearly 2,000 booksellers in 34 countries on all continents. It was founded in 1947 and its main object is the co-ordination of all efforts and projects relating to the development and growth of the trade of antiquarian bookselling, thereby creating friendly relations between antiquarian booksellers throughout the world.  It also strives to uphold and improve professional standards in the trade, to promote honourable conduct in business, and to contribute in various ways to a broader appreciation of the history and art of the book.

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  • Rare Book Catalogues - To E or Not to E

    Rare Book Catalogues - To E or Not to E

    A few years ago, in the course of one of my hyper-dramatized but mostly benign financial panics, I decided to stop issuing printed catalogs. Though I loved, and was proud of, my catalogs, they cost nearly of $4 each, and seemed to serve primarily as a vehicles for frustrated customers to complain about my grossly unfair manner of distributing them, or excuses for non-ordering pedants to inform me of the many grammatical and spelling errors they contained. ... Read Greg Gibson's plea for the printed catalogue!

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  • Book Collecting Basics - How to Identify First Editions by Grosset & Dunlap

    Book Collecting Basics - How to Identify First Editions by Grosset & Dunlap

    Although publishers Grosset & Dunlap focused primarily on reprints, they did produce first editions. For book collectors, first edition identification is a vital skill. More often than not, conventions for distinguishing first editions vary from publishing house to publishing house. Take a moment to learn more about the history of Grosset & Dunlap and find out how to identify their first editions.

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  • 50 YEARS OF ABAJ AND THE CHALLENGES ILAB HAS TO FACE AT PRESENT

    50 YEARS OF ABAJ AND THE CHALLENGES ILAB HAS TO FACE AT PRESENT

    This year, the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of Japan (ABAJ) celebrates its 50th anniversary. On this occasion the Japanese rare book dealers invited colleagues and bibliophiles from all across the world to meet in Tokyo for an International Antiquarian Book Fair in March 2015. ILAB President Norbert Donhofer officially opened the fair on 5th March together with ABAJ President Masaji Yagi and ILAB Member of Honour Mitsuo Nitta in a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony. In his speech he thanked ABAJ for its various contributions to ILAB within the past 50 years and spoke about the present challenges  ILAB has to face.

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