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  • [+] More Interview with Gert Jan Bestebreurtje - New President of NVvA (Netherlands) & the ILAB Congress 2020 


    Interview with Gert Jan Bestebreurtje - New President of NVvA (Netherlands) & the ILAB Congress 2020
    Published since 25 Jul 2017
    In April 2017, Gert Jan Bestebreurtje was elected as new President of the Dutch Antiquarian Booksellers' Association NVvA. We spoke to Mr Bestebreurtje, his business, the book trade in the Netherlands, the Amsterdam fair and we herewith announce some very exciting news for 2020!
  • [+] More New ABA 2017-2018 Directory "The printed book is not in decline" 


    New ABA 2017-2018 Directory "The printed book is not in decline"
    Published since 24 Jul 2017
    The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association has just published its 2017 - 2018 Directory with a warm welcome message by President Angus O'Neill. 
    "The printed book is not in decline"
  • [+] More Buying Rare and Antiquarian Books in Poland 


    Buying Rare and Antiquarian Books in Poland
    By Audrey Golden Published since 18 Jul 2017
    Will you be traveling to Poland anytime soon? There’s no better country in Eastern Europe to seek out rare and antiquarian books, and in fact, we’re pretty well convinced that Kraków and Warsaw contain some of our favorite rare bookshops in the world.
  • [+] More The Book Huntresses: Women Bibliophiles 


    The Book Huntresses: Women Bibliophiles
    By Rachel Chanter Published since 17 Jul 2017
    In his 1930 work on book collecting, Anatomy of Bibliomania, Holbrook Jackson claimed that “book love is as masculine (although not as common) as growing a beard.” Times have changed; the recent inauguration of a new book collecting prize by New York bookseller Honey & Wax, “an annual prize of $1000 to be awarded to an outstanding book collection conceived and built by a young woman”, is possibly the final nail in the coffin of the idea that bibliophilia is a man’s pursuit.
  • [+] More CABS 2017 - The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (ABAA) 


    CABS 2017 - The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (ABAA)
    Published since 13 Jul 2017
    In less than a week, the Colorado Book Seminar, in the trade often referred to as CABS will start. A wonderful opportunity for students to learn from experts in the antiquarian book trade.
  • [+] More Latest submissions to the ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography 2018 


    Latest submissions to the ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography 2018
    Published since 11 Jul 2017
    The ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography, worth 10.000 $, is one of the most prestigious prizes in the field of bibliography. Every fourth year it detects and awards a particularly significant reference work within a selection of scholarly books about books published in the previous years. 

    The 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography will be awarded in 2018 to one or more books published in any language and in any part of the world between April 2013 and April 2017.
  • [+] More Melbourne Rare Book Fair opens tomorrow - Welcome by the ANZAAB President, Jonathan Burdon 


    Melbourne Rare Book Fair opens tomorrow - Welcome by the ANZAAB President, Jonathan Burdon
    Published since 06 Jul 2017

    Welcome to The Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers’ sixth Melbourne Rare Book Week and its 45th Australian Antiquarian Book Fair!

  • [+] More Book Review - The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu by Charlie English 


    Book Review - The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu by Charlie English
    Published since 28 Jun 2017

    For the bibliophile, Timbuktu is synonymous with the legendary city in the African desert and its legacy of hundreds of thousands of ancient manuscripts.
    The West African city of Timbuktu, in Mali, was established in the 12th century by the Tuareg and gained prominence as a cultural and intellectual centre in the 15th century. 

  • [+] More #HarryPotter20 - Or Harry Potter 20 Years On 


    #HarryPotter20 - Or Harry Potter 20 Years On
    Published since 27 Jun 2017
    The Harry Potter publishing phenomena is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Is it really 20 years already? Has an entire generation of Harry Potter fans grown up into adults who are more than half way through their twenties? 
    According to its publisher Bloomsbury, the Harry Potter series is estimated to have been sold more than 450 million copies, in over 79 languages, worldwide in the ten years between 1997 and 2007.
  • [+] More Real Books, Real People - Laurence Worms' Review of Rare Books London 2017 


    Real Books, Real People - Laurence Worms' Review of Rare Books London 2017
    Published since 26 Jun 2017
    A week of book-fairs and nowadays a whole series of related events – visits, talks and tours – all under a festival heading of “Rare Books London 2017”.  No sparing of effort, much time generously given – applause and a heartfelt thank-you to all concerned...
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