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  • [+] More FREE ENTRY TO THE PARIS FAIR AT THE GRAND PALAIS ON 23 APRIL, UNESCO WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY! 


    FREE ENTRY TO THE PARIS FAIR AT THE GRAND PALAIS ON 23 APRIL, UNESCO WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY!
    Published since 23 Apr 2016

    The International Rare Book & Autograph Fair at the Grand Palais in Paris, now in its 28th year, is one of the most prestigious fairs in the world, attracting nearly 200 exhibitors and over 20.000 visitors who enjoy the opportunity to browse, buy and admire more than 100.000 historical documents, rare books, manuscripts, autographs, prints and ephemera from all centuries. In 2016, this international high-class event becomes even greater as the French antiquarian booksellers will join in ILAB’s celebrations on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day by granting FREE ENTRY TO THE FAIR ON SATURDAY 23 April.

  • [+] More Cervantes, UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day and the International Rare Book & Autograph Fair in Paris 2016 


    Cervantes, UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day and the International Rare Book & Autograph Fair in Paris 2016
    Published since 22 Apr 2016

    While ILAB booksellers gather across the world to celebrate UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day on 23 April 2016 with Pop Up fairs, lectures, exhibitions, and book parties at many busy and unexpected places from Australia to Asia, South Africa, all over Europe and the United States, there will be a REALLY BIG event – the elegant, refined Parisian book fair held in the sophisticated surroundings of the Grand Palais.

  • [+] More Reading Marathon in Budapest – A Living Symbol for the Importance of Literacy 


    Reading Marathon in Budapest – A Living Symbol for the Importance of Literacy
    Published since 22 Apr 2016

    1,800 antiquarian booksellers, on 5 continents, in 16 countries, in 30 cities, in all languages  bringing rare books to the people and fighting for a more literate world – this is ILAB on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2016. And there is one ILAB bookseller in Hungary out of 1,800 affiliates across the world, who will be doing something really special.

  • [+] More ILAB PRESIDENT'S WELCOME - ILAB POP UP FAIRS ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY 2016 


    ILAB PRESIDENT'S WELCOME - ILAB POP UP FAIRS ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY 2016
    Published since 22 Apr 2016
    This Saturday, April 23rd, is a special day for ILAB. It is World Book and Copyright Day and for the second year ILAB is proud to work with UNESCO to promote books, reading and literacy across the world.  Again this year we have many events taking place - Pop Up Book Fairs, appraisals, a book launch, talks, a marathon reading session, a cocktail party and a high-flying reception in a Giant Ferris Wheel. There is so much going on that I won’t list the details here but I invite you to visit the ILAB website and the ILAB Pop Up Blog where you can see exactly what is happening and where.
  • [+] More The Joy of Collecting at the International Rare Book & Autograph Fair in Paris 2016 


    The Joy of Collecting at the International Rare Book & Autograph Fair in Paris 2016
    Published since 21 Apr 2016

    he International Rare Book & Autograph Fair at the Grand Palais in Paris is one of the most prestigious fairs in the world, attracting nearly 200 exhibitors and over 20.000 visitors each year who enjoy the opportunity to browse, buy and admire more than 100.000 historical documents – rare books, manuscripts, autographs, prints and ephemera from all centuries – in the elegant glass-domed hall of the Grand Palais. And the Paris Fair is much more: organized by the Syndicat national de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (SLAM) under the auspices of ILAB and under  the high patronage of Mr François Hollande, President of the French Republic, it opens up the whole universe of bibliophily with a series of exhibitions and events introducing French libraries and collections and giving a close insight into the joy of book collecting.

  • [+] More Cervantes in Madrid – Roses for Booklovers in Barcelona 


    Cervantes in Madrid – Roses for Booklovers in Barcelona
    Published since 21 Apr 2016

    Last year on 23 April hundreds of antiquarian booksellers worked together in one big celebration. Antiquarian booksellers across the world decided to Think Global and Act Local and celebrate UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day with events within their communities - thinking local and thinking globally by coordinating their efforts. These local celebrations made a global impact. Rare books found new homes and over 10,000 Euros were raised to provide literacy aids to the children of South Sudan.  In 2016 we will do this again … and the Spanish antiquarian booksellers will be joining us.

  • [+] More School Books for South Sudan: AbeBooks and ILAB Fill "Empty Bookcases" on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2016 


    School Books for South Sudan: AbeBooks and ILAB Fill "Empty Bookcases" on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2016
    Published since 20 Apr 2016

    The ILAB Pop Up Week 2016 starts with a generous donation!  AbeBooks, a strong supporter of the ILAB Pop Up Celebrations 2015 and again in 2016 - announces to donate US$ 2.500 towards ILAB's project to help fund UNESCO's and American actors Forest Whitakers vital literacy work in South Sudan.

  • [+] More Portland and Seattle Booksellers, Librarians and Teachers Say NO to Illiteracy in South Sudan 


    Portland and Seattle Booksellers, Librarians and Teachers Say NO to Illiteracy in South Sudan
    Published since 19 Apr 2016

    Portland Oregon: Motivated by the strong desire to see the shocking figures of illiteracy in South Sudan dramatically reduced ILAB booksellers Elisabeth Burdon, Nat des Marais and Charles Seluzicki of Portland, Oregon have got together with Library Director Doug Erickson of West Linn Community Library in an effort to make books and reading commonplace in South Sudan. Being “book people” they will do this via book related activities at the West Linn Community Library next weekend on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2016.

  • [+] More AUSTRIAN BOOKSELLERS LAUNCH THE ILAB POP UP WEEK 


    AUSTRIAN BOOKSELLERS LAUNCH THE ILAB POP UP WEEK
    Published since 18 Apr 2016

    Last Saturday, the “heart of literacy” lay in Baden, next to Vienna. Dr. Paul Kainbacher launched the ILAB Pop Up Week in his antiquarian bookshop with a Bibliophile Evening dedicated to rare books on the history and exploration of Africa. The elegant rooms were crowded with books and visitors who enjoyed the lectures given by Walter Sauer and Martin Peter Pfitscher, both renowned authors and leading experts from the University of Vienna.  Walter Sauer, Professor of Economic and Social History, compared Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” with the experiences of Austrian travelers to Central Africa, while Martin Peter Pfitscher, specialist in Ethnology, took the visitors on a photographic tour to Africa seen through the lense of author, adventurer and photographer Oscar Baumann.

  • [+] More ILAB POP UP BOOK FAIRS ALL AROUND THE WORLD ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY, APRIL 23, 2016 


    ILAB POP UP BOOK FAIRS ALL AROUND THE WORLD ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY, APRIL 23, 2016
    Published since 15 Apr 2016

    A high-flying book presentation in the Giant Ferris Wheel of the world-famous Prater will be the next step in the ILAB Pop Up Celebrations in Vienna on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day 2016 – certainly one of the ultimate highlights of the day. The Giant Ferris Wheel is Vienna at its best. Built in 1897 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Franz Josef I., a circular trip on one of the most significant and fascinating steel constructions worldwide with a unique view of the city of Vienna, is an absolute cultural and architectural must for every visitor to Austria's capital. So if you haven't taken a ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel and enjoyed the breathtaking views over the roofs of Vienna, this is your once in a lifetime experience. On 23 April, from 10 am to noon, the members of the Austrian Antiquarian Booksellers' Association will take you on a trip high above Vienna while offering rare and fine books in one of the wheel cabins and raising money to buy school books for the children in South Sudan.

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