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ILAB POP UP BOOK FAIRS ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY, APRIL 23, 2016

ONCE AGAIN IN 2016  

FILL THE EMPTY BOOKCASES AND SUPPORT LITERACY

Make a donation! What could be closer to the interests of all ILAB affiliates than literacy? What is more appropriate than to enable as many children and adults as possible throughout the world to read books? Book collectors start as book readers. If we are concerned about the future of the book and younger generations of collectors, we must start at the very beginning.

That’s why ILAB Pop Up Book Fairs on April 23, 2016 will be more than just a fair: they will be a venue for  raising money to fight illiteracy. UNESCO is the most powerful worldwide partner we could have, and the UNESCO literacy projects deserve all our support.

SCHOOLS NEED BOOKS - LITERACY IS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHT


Help UNESCO to realize the vision of a literate world for all!


Today, 781 million adults worldwide cannot read, write or count. 2/3 of them are women. This number declines every year. Thanks to greater access to education, young adults are much more likely to be literate than their parents. However, many children of the 21st century are destined to live on social and economic margins of our world.

We can change their destiny


For over 65 years, UNESCO has worked to ensure that literacy remains a priority on national international agendas. Through its formal and non-formal literacy programs worldwide, the Organization works to realize the vision of a literate world for all.

For World Book and Copyright Day, UNESCO organizes a call for donations to create a literacy rich environment in Africa. Committed to promote education in South Sudan, Forest Whitaker, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and actor is actively sponsoring our mission. The money raised will directly provide brand new and carefully selected books of Bouba and Zaza collection to librairies and schools.

Bouba and Zaza collection: books to develop life and socialization skills


The Bouba and Zaza series cover topical subjects affecting the lives of African families that parents are sometimes reluctant to address.

These include various topics such as war and conflict, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the issue of water resources and environmental protection.

Support literacy - Help fill these book cases!


ILAB joins UNESCO in its activities to fight illiteracy worldwide. On UNESCO World Book and Copyright a series of ILAB Pop Up Celebrations - book fairs, appraisal days, exhibitions, lectures, conferences, book parties - will be organized across the world: from Australia to Japan and Korea, South Africa, Europe and the United States. On all these bookish events you will find amazing rare books for sale - and an opportunity to buy "symbolic books" to fill a "symbolic book case" and thereby to donate money to the UNESCO projects in South Sudan.

Be there! Support Literacy and fill the symbolic book cases worldwide on the ILAB Pop Up Fairs on 23 April 23, 2016!

Make a donation!


Your contribution will improve access to books and learning for thousands children in South Sudan:

$ 3 will send one book to a child in South Sudan

$ 15 purchases 1 collection set of 12 books for a classroom

$ 100 provides 30 HIV/AIDS awareness books for children

$ 500 purchases 45 collection sets for a rural community

>>> Click here to make a donation via the UNESCO website!

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THE INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE OF ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS (ILAB)
is the umbrella organization of the professional rare book trade uniting 22 national associations and around 2000 rare book dealers in 34 countries worldwide.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit ilabpopupbookfairs.blogspot.de and www.unesco.org/new/en/wbcd.

CONTACTS:  Sally Burdon - Sally@AsiaBookroom.com    |  Barbara van Benthem - editor@ilab.org

February 2016 – For immediate release. Pictures: ILAB, UNESCO, the Organizers, Wikipedia

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