Definition of term:: The Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB)


  • The Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB)
    The Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB) was founded in 1977 and belongs to the League since 1978. The ANZAAB has 62 members today. Its President is Peter Tinslay, and the International Antiquarian Book Fair in Sydney or Melbourne, hosted by the ANZAAB, is always worth a visit. ANZAAB is the professional body which represents the members of the antiquarian book business in Australia and New Zealand. It aims to promote antiquarian bookselling and collecting. Like many national associations it sets out standards of commercial behaviour to which its members voluntarily adhere. ANZAAB encourages the observance of the courtesies and honourable practices traditionally associated with the trade, and, in particular, seeks to encourage rare booksellers to achieve high standards of accuracy in descriptions of materials offered for sale. Membership is open to booksellers from Australia and New Zealand who have, for a certain number of years, been engaged full-time in buying and selling rare books of some worth, and who are recognised for their expertise and good name. The ANZAAB organizes book fairs in the major Australian cities. See www.anzaab.com
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