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  • [+] More Bibliophiler Salon 8. Oktober - Baden (Austria) 


    Bibliophiler Salon 8. Oktober - Baden (Austria)
    By Dr. Paul Kainbacher Published since 10 Oct 2016
    Der 6.Bibliophile Salon im Antiquariat Kainbacher in Baden bei Wien am Samstag, den 8.Oktober 2016 wurde wieder zu einem schönen Event für Buchsammler, Wissenschaftler und Historiker. Das Thema: Piraten, Freibeuter und Sklavenhändler in der Südsee lockte ca. 45 Besucher an. Die Vorträge hielt Universitätsprofessor Dr. Hermann Mückler, der als Experte für den Pazifischen Raum hochinteressante Themen rhetorisch und graphisch auf höchstem Niveau aufbereitet hat.
  • [+] More BOSTON INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR 


    BOSTON INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR
    Published since 10 Oct 2016

    The Boston Book International Antiquarian Book Fair will take place October 28-30, 2016.

    More than 120 dealers from around the world rendezvous every fall at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay to display their latest acquisitions to collectors. 2016 will see the 40th annual book fair in Boston, over the weekend of October 28-30.

  • [+] More Scholarship for Young Antiquarians - Report by Anke Timmermann 


    Scholarship for Young Antiquarians - Report by Anke Timmermann
    By Anke Timmermann Published since 07 Oct 2016
    The Hungarian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association awarded 3 scholarships to young antiquarian booksellers to participate in the ILAB Congress 2016 in Budapest. Congress fees and accommodation of the scholarship winners were funded entirely by the Hungarian association Read a report by Anke Timmermann here.
  • [+] More Announcing the new ILAB Committee 


    Announcing the new ILAB Committee
    Published since 05 Oct 2016
    At the Ordinary General Meeting on 20th September 2016 in Budapest the presidents of ILAB's 22 national member associations voted for Gonzalo Fernandez Pontes (Spain) as new ILAB president. He succeeds Norbert Donhofer (Austria) who served as President from 2014 - 2016 and he will be supported by ILAB Vice-President Sally Burdon (Australia).
  • [+] More ILAB on Instagram 


    ILAB on Instagram
    Published since 05 Oct 2016

    ILAB is social

    Booksellers, book collectors, librarians have taken to the world of Instagram in the last few years.  Whether as a business or institution or in private capacity, Instagram seems to have turned into an interesting new channel for rare book lovers and professionals.

    The ILAB is “bookstagramming” now – yes, in the world of social media – this is a proper term.
    “Bookstagram” refers to an Instagram account that revolves around books.
    Follow us on ILAB RARE BOOKS and find out about events linked to ILAB dealers!

  • [+] More Bob Fleck - Book of Condolence 


    Bob Fleck - Book of Condolence
    Published since 23 Sep 2016

    ILAB  is deeply saddened to inform its affiliates that Bob Fleck passed away  on the 22nd September, following a short but very aggressive illness. Our thoughts and prayers accompany his family, and in particular his beloved wife Millie and his son Rob.

  • [+] More GONZALO FERNANDÉZ PONTES - NEW PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE OF ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS 


    GONZALO FERNANDÉZ PONTES - NEW PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE OF ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS
    Published since 20 Sep 2016

    At the Ordinary General Meeting on 20th September 2016 in Budapest the presidents of ILAB’s 22 national member associations voted for Gonzalo Fernandez Pontes (Spain) as new ILAB President. He succeeds Norbert Donhofer (Austria) who served as President from 2014 to 2016; and he will be supported by ILAB Vice‐President Sally Burdon (Australia).

  • [+] More NEWLY PUBLISHED - Joint Catalogue 2016 of the Dutch Antiquarian Booksellers 


    NEWLY PUBLISHED - Joint Catalogue 2016 of the Dutch Antiquarian Booksellers
    Published since 13 Sep 2016

    More than forty book- and printsellers from the Netherlands, united in the Dutch Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (NVvA), have recently issued their 2016 annual catalogue. Click above, download the catalogue and have a look at the highlights – from medieval books of hours to a complete run of the counterculture journal Rolling Stone.

  • [+] More Buying Rare and Antiquarian Books in Seoul 


    Buying Rare and Antiquarian Books in Seoul
    Published since 12 Sep 2016

    If you’re traveling to Korea and are considering some rare book shopping, we recommend dedicating at least one full day in Seoul to explore the city’s bookstores and rare books market. While most of the antiquarian bookstores specialize in Korean-language texts - in other words, you’ll need to know some Korean, either written or verbal, to have a good chance of locating an author you’ve set out to find - several of the book-buying options in South Korea’s capital city also have books written in other East Asian languages, as well as in English and other Western languages. Earlier this year, we spent a week tracking down the best rare book shopping options that the city had to offer.

  • [+] More From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg – Highlights of the First International Antiquarian Bookfair in Budapest 


    From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg – Highlights of the First International Antiquarian Bookfair in Budapest
    Published since 07 Sep 2016

    From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg is the motto of the first ever ILAB International Antiquarian Exhibition and Fair in Budapest, which is held on 24 and 25 September, following the 42nd Congress of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) from 19 to 23 September. Over a hundred booksellers from across the world will be welcomed to the bi-annual congress, exhibitors from Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Japan and of course, Hungary are expected to display most rare and most beautiful books and manuscripts at the succeeding International Antiquarian Book Fair. The items on display at the Vigadó target collectors with different interests and economic possibilities, and guarantee the active participation of international collectors.

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