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  • [+] More Oslo 2017 & 75 Years NABF: "...Books are waiting for new owners, ...antiquarians take care of them" 


    Oslo 2017 & 75 Years NABF: "...Books are waiting for new owners, ...antiquarians take care of them"
    Published since 16 Nov 2017
    "...While the books are waiting for their new owners, it is the antiquarians that take care of them. It is them who bring about the material remains of our literary heritage to new readers, to collectors and institutions. Thus they secure great cultural values for the future, and contributes, in cooperation with their customers, to divide between the  valuable and the worthless, between the inalienable and the waste paper. Hence the antiquarians contributes, not only to preserve the cultural heritage; they also to a large extent, contribute to define it..."
  • [+] More A Message from Michael Steinbach, President of VdAO: Join us at BUCH WIEN 2017! 


    A Message from Michael Steinbach, President of VdAO: Join us at BUCH WIEN 2017!
    Published since 06 Nov 2017

    Now in its third consecutive year, sixteen leading antiquarian booksellers will take part in BUCH WIEN, Austria’s literary festival also known as Vienna International Book Fair.

    For the first time, one of the oldest and most reputable antiquarian bookshops of Vienna, Christian Nebehay, will be amongst the exhibitors.

  • [+] More 41st Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair - The Highlights are announced 


    41st Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair - The Highlights are announced
    Published since 19 Oct 2017
    The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay for its 41st year, November 10-12, 2017. More than 120 dealers from the United States, Argentina, Australia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and Russia will exhibit and sell a vast selection of rare, collectible and antiquarian books, illuminated manuscripts, autographs, maps, atlases, modern first editions, photographs, and fine and decorative prints.
  • [+] More The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair 2017 - Finding the perfect Christmas gift, join guided tours or a book signing 


    The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair 2017 - Finding the perfect Christmas gift, join guided tours or a book signing
    Published since 16 Oct 2017
    Held each autumn in the beautiful and historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, the Fair brings together more than 80 exhibitors specialising in antique books, first editions, maps, prints, and manuscripts from all over the world. Prices begin at just a few pounds and dealers are happy to guide you, making this an accessible and exciting venue for beginning collectors or those simply looking for an extra special Christmas gift.
  • [+] More New Concept for Italian antiquarian book fairs in 2018 


    New Concept for Italian antiquarian book fairs in 2018
    Published since 15 Oct 2017

    ILAB's member nations sponsor and produce the world's greatest book fairs and exhibitions of rare books for sale in cities like Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Boston, Tokyo, Stuttgart, Stockholm, and more. All exhibitors at these fairs are members of their national antiquarian booksellers' association and therefore affiliated to the international umbrella organisation, ILAB.

    ILAB booksellers worldwide adhere, without compromise, to highest standards, regulated and bound to a Code of Usages and Customs.   
    The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of Italy (ALAI) is changing their concept for 2018. 

  • [+] 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.
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