Definition of term:: Suomen Antikvariaattiyhdistys/Finska Antikvariatföreningen (SAY)

  • Suomen Antikvariaattiyhdistys (SAY), the Finnish Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association, was founded in 1941. Its first and long-standing chairman was Erik Olsoni during whose presidency SAY became a member of the ILAB in 1948. The association started with 10 members in the early 40s, and has 24 members today. Timo Surojegin is its president since 1996. The Finnish Antiquarian Booksellers’ promotes the knowledge of and the interest in old literature in Finland which is, indeed, a country with a long history in rare bookselling. The first bookshop was established in Turku in the 1840s. Like all ILAB affiliates the SAY members adhere to the Code of Ethics and have a high level of expertise. They aim to establish a good relationship with their customers and make them feel that they can rely on the expertise of the SAY booksellers at all stages of the transaction. See