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  • [+] 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.

  • [+] More BUDAPEST 2016 - ILAB CONGRESS & INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR 


    BUDAPEST 2016 - ILAB CONGRESS & INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR
    Published since 05 Sep 2016

    In two weeks time, booksellers from all over the world will gather in Budapest at the 42nd ILAB Congress and the 26th ILAB International Antiquarian Book Fair.

     

  • [+] More MA/MRes in the History of the Book – Now accepting applications! 


    MA/MRes in the History of the Book – Now accepting applications!
    Published since 02 Sep 2016

    The MA in the History of the Book at the Institute of English Studies (University of London) provides an internationally unrivalled base for the study of book history. Covering a period of c.3000 BCE to 2000 CE, the programme introduces students to an incredible range of disciplines, including bibliography, palaeography, codicology, bookbinding, the history of printing, bibliometrics, the history of publishing, the history of reading, digital publishing, library history, and the rare book trade.

  • [+] More Libraries & Special Collections - Fantastic French Libraries 


    Libraries & Special Collections - Fantastic French Libraries
    Published since 30 Aug 2016

    France has always been an important site in terms of history, culture, religion, and philosophy. As a result, it is home to some of the oldest and most beautiful libraries in the world. These libraries house collections impressive both due to their size and their age. Let's take a look at some of France's most important libraries.

  • [+] More FROM GUTENBERG TO ZUCKERBERG – THE FIRST EVER ILAB ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR IN BUDAPEST 


    FROM GUTENBERG TO ZUCKERBERG – THE FIRST EVER ILAB ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR IN BUDAPEST
    Published since 29 Aug 2016

    From 21 to 25 September ILAB booksellers from across the world will gather in Budapest for their bi-annual congress and the first ever ILAB Antiquarian Book Fair held in the Hungarian capital at the wonderful Vigadó. Adam Bosze, President of the Hungarian Booksellers’ Association (MAE), and his colleagues have organized a fantastic programme to welcome rare book dealers from five continents for five days celebrating the world’s written heritage and the culture of literacy. Follow ILAB in conversation with Adam Bosze about the importance of real books in a virtual world, the fascination of ILAB Congresses and the highlights of the Book Fair:

  • [+] More Dreaming on the Edge - An Interview with Alastair Johnston 


    Dreaming on the Edge - An Interview with Alastair Johnston
    Published since 25 Aug 2016

    "Over the years I have learned more and more about Auerhahn, White Rabbit, Zephyrus Image — small presses about whom I’ve have published bibliographies — also Semina magazine, Everson and Waldport, plus printers Graham Mackintosh and Dave Haselwood. Jack Stauffacher, who is now in his 90s, and the poets Philip Whalen and Joanne Kyger would relate to me personal stories or anecdotes which I stored away." An Interview with Alastair Johnston, Author of ‘Dreaming on the Edge: Poets and Book Artists in California’.

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