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  • [+] More Hartelijke welkom! Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book & Map Fair by Laurens Hesselink 


    Hartelijke welkom! Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book & Map Fair by Laurens Hesselink
    Published since 01 Aug 2017

    Those people who love antique books, atlases, old maps, fine prints, manuscripts, first editions and any other versions of the written/printed word, should be in Amsterdam on 30 September and 1 October. After the successful relaunch last year, the most important antiquarian book fair in the Netherlands this year will be held again in the Marriott Hotel. 

  • [+] 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 Melbourne Rare Book Week - Looking at the 2017 Programme 


    Melbourne Rare Book Week - Looking at the 2017 Programme
    Published since 21 Jun 2017

    Since releasing this year’s program on 22 May, the response to the line-up of events has been remarkable, with several being booked out very quickly. Melbourne Rare Book Week commenced in 2012 as a partnership between ANZAAB, the University of Melbourne and eight other literary institutions. Over 50 free events are scheduled for the 2017 festival which runs from Friday 30 June to Sunday 9 July. 

  • [+] More Always something to do in Brussels! - Pierre Coumans on the 2nd Salon du Mont des Arts - Brussels Rare Book & Print Fair 2017 


    Always something to do in Brussels! - Pierre Coumans on the 2nd Salon du Mont des Arts - Brussels Rare Book & Print Fair 2017
    Published since 14 Jun 2017
    Pierre Coumans, Brussels bookseller and owner of Librairie Pierre Coumans, spoke to ILAB about organizing the next Salon du Mont des Arts. 
    Since its inauguration in 2016, the number of exhibitors at the fair has grown to more than fifty European dealers and it provides book collectors and the book trade with the opportunity to enjoy an international book fair in the heart of the Belgian capital, a country with a rich and long history of printed works.
  • [+] More Rare Books London - An Interview with ABA Secretary Camilla Szymanowska 


    Rare Books London - An Interview with ABA Secretary Camilla Szymanowska
    Published since 21 Apr 2017
    Rare Books London, the capital's new festival of old and rare books, will bring together booksellers, auctioneers, collectors, readers, experts of various professions all linked to the world of rare and antiquarian books.
    We spoke to Camilla Szymanowska, Secretary of the British Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) about this exciting new initiative.
  • [+] More The book villages of France – Les villages du Livre 


    The book villages of France – Les villages du Livre
    Published since 05 Apr 2017

    The Salon du Livre Rare in Paris (7-9 April 2017) has invited a small but special group of ambassadors who are working tirelessly to promote the trade in and the love for rare and antiquarian books. An unusual project but one that could be replicated in other countries and shows the determination of a group of professionals to pass on the knowledge and passion for our profession. 

  • [+] More Bouquinistes at an ILAB fair - a contradiction? NON! 


    Bouquinistes at an ILAB fair - a contradiction? NON!
    Published since 27 Mar 2017
    Since the days of Renaissance, open air bookselling has happened along the Seine riverbanks. Tourist souvenirs aside, a bouquiniste find was often the beginning of a lifelong passion and first piece in a collection. 

    Plying their trade on the famous banks of the Seine, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1991, the bouquinistes des quais are as emblematic of the French capital as the Eiffel Tower or Montmartre for the millions of French and foreign tourists who visit Paris every year.
  • [+] More The Paris International Rare Book & Fine Art Fair - A Major Event in the World of Rare Books 


    The Paris International Rare Book & Fine Art Fair - A Major Event in the World of Rare Books
    Published since 16 Mar 2017

    The Paris International Rare Book Fair will be held from 7 - 9 April 2017, this year in collaboration with the National Chamber of Experts (C.N.E.S.) and again under the high patronage of Mr François Hollande, President of the French Republic. 

    This is a wonderful opportunity for the public to visit two fairs "in one": the International Rare Book Fair (organised by SLAM, the French Antiquarian Booksellers Association), and the Fine Art Fair, presented by the National Chamber of Experts, C.N.E.S. on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

  • [+] More What if They Were Right… Whoever They Were? (New York 2017) 


    What if They Were Right… Whoever They Were? (New York 2017)
    By Greg Gibson Published since 15 Mar 2017
    The life of a journeyman major league book dealer (any one who makes his or her living in the trade as a hunter-gatherer, anyone not named Bill, Jim, Pom, Ed, or Don, or anyone not from the other side of the Atlantic whose shoes are worth more than most of your books)… this journeyman life, I say, is a simple one. 
  • [+] More From Aldus to Zanichelli - Milan 2017 


    From Aldus to Zanichelli - Milan 2017
    Published since 01 Mar 2017
    From Aldus to Zanichelli*...

    ...Italy has always had a flourishing book trade long before the advent of printing.  Italy’s history is closely linked to the history of the book, whether we look at the trade in manuscripts or the rapid development of printing presses in Renaissance Italy.

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