ILAB POP UP BOOK FAIRS ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY

WHEN? April 23, 2015  WHERE? All around the World!

AUSTRALIA - JAPAN - SOUTH AFRICA - HUNGARY - AUSTRIA - GERMANY - ITALY - NETHERLANDS - UK -  USA

In woolsheds, on central stations, on a boat, in museums, libraries, streets, cocktail clubs and brew pubs - and anywhere else where you decide to be a part of it!

SYDNEY: Shakespeare's First Folio Lends Drama to the first ILAB Pop Up Bookfair

CAPE TOWN: Charity Auction to Support Literacy in South Sudan

MILAN / LUCCA: The Italian booksellers will launch ILAB's worldwide initiative on the first day of the Milan Antiquarian Book Fair. From then on people will have the possibility to donate money to UNESCO via www.alai.it, until 23 April 2015, when ALAI joins the worldwide series of more than 20 ILAB Pop Up Fairs within 24 hours with two exciting Pop Ups in Lucca and Milan.

LONDON: British booksellers show their best at Middle Temple Library!

NEWCASTLE, CHICAGO, WASHINGTON, SEATTLE, NEW YORK: Meet the American dealers all across the United States!

PORTLAND: Bridge City, Beer City, BOOK City – A Brew Pub in Portland, Oregon, Hosts the Final ILAB Pop Up Fair

For 24 hours these and all other worldwide events will be followed up with pictures and reports in the media and on the ILAB website.

JOIN US! FILL THE BOOKSHELVES AND FIGHT ILLITERACY!

UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated with amazing events promoting the essence of reading and the culture of the book. On April 23, 2015, this day will also be a special day for ILAB. Starting the day in Australia, ILAB Pop Up Fairs will open one after another from Australia to Asia to South Africa to Europe to the United States.

BOOKS CHANGE LIVES! Make a donation to help buying books for schools in South Sudan!

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    Fenton, Roger

    Bookseller: Hammarlunds Antikvariat
    SWEDEN

    Petrus Arretinus accerrimus virtutum ac vitiorum demostrator. From a rare proof in the British Museum. Photographed by R. Fenton. [A photograph depicting an engraving of Peter Aretine]
    London. Published by the trustees of the British Museum. 1858.. 1858 Photograph 22 x 15,5 cm. Mount paper 52 x 40 cm. Salt paper or modified salt... More

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    Price: 8000.00 SEK

  • Original b&w photo by L

    [Beckett] Özkök, Lütfi

    Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat
    SWEDEN

    Original b&w photo by L
    Paris, 1968. 28x22

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    Price: 20000.00 SEK

  • Small Collection of Signed and Inscribed Books and Photographs

    CASTRO, Fidel

    Bookseller: Between The Covers
    UNITED STATES

    Small Collection of Signed and Inscribed Books and Photographs
    1955-1985. A collection that includes three Signed and Inscribed books, two Inscribed photographs and an Autograph Note in English Signed. The... More

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    Price: 18500.00 USD

  • [Cover title]: The Boxing Instructor: Fighters - Rules Plans and Tricks

    SULLIVAN, John L.

    Bookseller: Between The Covers
    UNITED STATES

    [Cover title]: The Boxing Instructor: Fighters - Rules Plans and Tricks
    Jersey City, N.J.: John L. Sullivan (1937). First edition. 12mo. Stapled torquoise printed wrappers. 20pp., four photographic illustrations in... More

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    Price: 600.00 USD

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