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  • [+] More Derek Walker of McNaughtan's about the new Rare Books Edinburgh Festival 


    Derek Walker of McNaughtan's about the new Rare Books Edinburgh Festival
    Published since 21 Feb 2017

    Rare Books Edinburgh is a new festival taking place from 20th to 30th March 2017, which brings together ten different institutions and organisations to celebrate book culture, collecting, and the history of the book.

    The programme includes talks, workshops, and exhibitions, and incorporates the Edinburgh Book Fair, jointly run by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association and the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association. The Edinburgh Book Fair is the largest antiquarian and collectable book fair in Scotland, this year featuring over forty specialist booksellers from around the UK. They will be offering for sale rare and collectable books and printed material of all kinds at a wide variety of price points. The fair will be opened by bestselling author and ‘king of tartan noir’ Ian Rankin OBE, creator of Inspector Rebus.

  • [+] More Välkommen till Stockholm – Welcome to Stockholm! 


    Välkommen till Stockholm – Welcome to Stockholm!
    Published since 20 Feb 2017

    The Swedish Antiquarian Booksellers Association (SVAF) has now announced the dates for the 2017 Stockholm Antiquarian Book Fair. The fair will take place from the 4th to the 5th of March at Stockholm’s beautiful Royal Academy of Arts.

    Twenty-five booksellers from Sweden, Finland and England will exhibit rare books and antiquarian material. The Stockholm fair is also a showcase for some of Sweden’s finest bookbinders and publishers.

  • [+] More Have you recently become a bookseller? 


    Have you recently become a bookseller?
    By Sally Burdon Published since 14 Feb 2017

    Would it help if you could get regular advice from an experienced ILAB antiquarian bookseller?

    Over the past few months, ILAB has developed the ILAB International Mentor Programme which was launched in January. The ILAB International Mentor Programme harnesses the enormous good will of our associates/members worldwide to offer a truly extraordinary range of expertise in, as this is written, no less than 9 languages, to support less experienced booksellers where ever they may be. We can now envisage such situations as a Dutch mentor supporting a young American bookseller, an American mentor helping a young Russian bookseller or an Australian mentor chatting regularly with their mentee in Malaysia. It is also just as likely that the mentor and mentee might be within the same country or city – there are far fewer limitations than there have ever been.

  • [+] More First Major U.S. Exhibition of Qur’ans - Freer Sackler Washington 


    First Major U.S. Exhibition of Qur’ans - Freer Sackler Washington
    Published since 13 Feb 2017
    A landmark exhibition, organized by the Sackler and the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art in collaboration with the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in Istanbul, features more than 60 Qur’ans, among the most important ever produced from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan, including works from the permanent collection of the Freer and Sackler galleries plus a number of long-term loans.
  • [+] More Meet the ILAB Mentors – Anne Lamort 


    Meet the ILAB Mentors – Anne Lamort
    Published since 10 Feb 2017
    In December 2016, ILAB launched a new Mentoring Programme, which aims to help young or recently established booksellers throughout the world by offering support and counselling on a one on one basis.

    In our new series "Meet the ILAB Mentors", we would like to present those booksellers who are volunteering their time for newer entrants to the antiquarian and rare book trade!
  • [+] More Booksellers in the Press - London's Heywood Hill in Vanity Fair 


    Booksellers in the Press - London's Heywood Hill in Vanity Fair
    Published since 09 Feb 2017
    London bookdealers Heywood Hill recently celebrated their 80th anniversary, now run by Nicky Dunne, son in law of Duke of Devonshire, Peregrine Cavendish, who inherited the business along with the dukedom and the Derbyshire estate on his father’s death, in 2004.

    "In an age of mega-stores and Kindle and Amazon, a bookshop in the chandeliered sitting room of a town house—with no sales or discounts—looks like a suicidal business model, and all the more so when the shop doesn’t deign to stock many blockbusters. You’re more likely to find a collection of African short stories than 'Fifty Shades of Grey', or a secondhand memoir by a forgotten English traveler from the 1930s than the best-selling adult coloring book 'The Enchanted Forest'." 

     
  • [+] More Shakespeare's First Folio for the first time ever on display in India 


    Shakespeare's First Folio for the first time ever on display in India
    Published since 08 Feb 2017

    A copy of one of the most famous books in the world - ‘Shakespeare’s First Folio’ - will go on display in the CSMVS Museum in Mumbai this month, on loan from the British Library in London.

    It is the first time a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio has been on display in India, representing a unique opportunity for the people of Mumbai to see this iconic volume. The 1000-page book, printed in 1623, will be on display from 20 January until 8 March 2017. The book will be left open at one of William Shakespeare’s most loved plays, Romeo and Juliet.

  • [+] More The Bancroft Library, Berkeley in partnership with the 50th California Antiquarian Book Fair 2017 


    The Bancroft Library, Berkeley in partnership with the 50th California Antiquarian Book Fair 2017
    Published since 06 Feb 2017

    This year’s California Antiquarian Book Fair will include a special exhibit from The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, which has a long history of collecting the literary fiction of California.

    We spoke to librarian and curator of the special exhibit, Randal S. Brandt about the library and its collections and why the special exhibit was chosen for this year’s California fair.

  • [+] More Final report from Stuttgart 2017 - See you again next year from 26 - 28 January 2018! 


    Final report from Stuttgart 2017 - See you again next year from 26 - 28 January 2018!
    Published since 06 Feb 2017
    The final report from the 2017 Stuttgart International Antiquarian Book Fair has just been published by the German Booksellers Association VdA (Verband der Antiquare). 

    Ein derart tolles Angebot wie in diesem Jahr hätte es auf der Antiquariatsmesse schon länger nicht mehr gegeben, schwärmte ein Sammler, der gleich bei mehreren Ausstellern fündig geworden war. Ähnlich positiv äußerten sich viele der Besucherinnen und Besucher, die beinahe ebenso zahlreich wie in den Vorjahren durch die Gänge flanierten und die Exponate bewunderten: Autographen studierten, in Erstausgaben blätterten oder über den Erwerb von dekorativer Grafik grübelten.
  • [+] More Book Collecting in the Press: Bibliomania: the strange history of compulsive book buying (Guardian UK, 26 Jan 2017) 


    Book Collecting in the Press: Bibliomania: the strange history of compulsive book buying (Guardian UK, 26 Jan 2017)
    Published since 31 Jan 2017
    The Guardian in the UK recently published an article on book collecting: "An essayist looks into the curious past of pathological collectors – and considers her own lifelong urge to hoard ever more volumes". 
    This essay will resonate with many book collectors and we recommend to follow this link.

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