Definition of term:: Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of Korea (ABAK)


  • 26 Korean antiquarian booksellers established the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of Korea (ABAK) in 1989. During the 30th ILAB Congress in Tokyo they were formally admitted as the 18th ILAB member. Like all affiliates the ABAK booksellers adhere to the code of ethics and good practices. The Korean Association organizes a yearly antiquarian bookfair in Seoul, which, as the Korean market in general, is mainly devoted to early Korean books and manuscripts.
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