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Talks & Lectures during Rare Books London Festival!

decoration24 May. 2017|09 Jun. 2017
Rare Books London, the capital's new festival of old and rare books, will bring together booksellers, auctioneers, collectors, readers, experts of various professions all linked to the world of rare and antiquarian books. 
A fascinating programme of talks and lectures has been organised as part of the festival. Booksellers, libraries and auctioneers will open their doors and allow the audience a look behind the scenes. A unique opportunity to meet with some of the rare book trade's experts and specialists.

Tickets can be booked online.

More info on Rare Books London here!

Why Rare Books London? What is the idea behind the festival? Read an interview with ABA Secretary Camilla Szymanowska here!

Listing of Talks:

24 May: Collecting pains: symptoms and remedies for book lovers - Bernard Quaritch Ltd. 
25 May: Tattered remnants of lost civilizations, or fixed points in a shifting world. - Maggs Bros. 
26 May: Discovering Books and the Stories Behind Them - Chiswick Auctions 
31 May: Ian Fleming: The Author as Collector - Senate House London 
5 June: An Audience with Robert Frew 
5 June: A Masterclass in Book Collecting - Bonhams 
6 June: Liturgical Books and the Medieval Library - Lambeth Palace 
7 June: An Introduction to Johnson - Dr. Johnson's House London 
8 June: Back street printing presses: chapbooks and street literature in the 18th and 19th centuries - Maughan Library 
9 June: Medical Collectors of Rare Books - Wellcome Library

For all info about the talks, speakers and venues and how to book tickets, please visit the Rare Books London Website!

The festival is anchored by the UK's largest antiquarian book fair, the London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia which runs from 1 - 3 June 2017. 


24 May. 2017|09 Jun. 2017
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Rare Books London - Antiquarian Booksellers Association ABA
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