ILAB POP UP FAIRS ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY

A WORLD FIRST - ACROSS THE WORLD!

In woolsheds and restaurants, on boats, central stations, skyscrapers, in museums, libraries, streets, clubs and pubs.

> A mixture between bookish flash mob and speed dating for booklovers.

> All around the world where you decide to be a part of it.

FILL A BOOKCASE, SUPPORT LITERACY!


> Donate! Reading is a fundamental human right.

BOOKS CHANGE LIVES!

On 23 April 2015, these worldwide events will pop up one after another to show that there is nothing more powerful than BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS! ILAB will follow them up in a 24-hours live-report on this website!

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.

JOIN US! Fill the empty bookshelves to fight illiteracy and to help buying books for schools in South Sudan!

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  • Dard Hunter & Son

    Hunter, Dard, II, and Dard Hunter, III;

    Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA
    UNITED STATES

    Dard Hunter & Son
    Newtown, PA Bird & Bull Press 1998 4to. Black quarter morocco and Japanese cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on red leather spine. The... More

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    Price: 1000.00 USD

  • Ekonomicheskie etyudy i stati. [Economic studies and articles].

    Ilyn (Ilin) Vladimir.,( i.e. Vladmir Lenin.)

    Bookseller: J.J. Heckenhauer e.K .
    GERMANY

    Ekonomicheskie etyudy i stati. [Economic studies and articles].
    St. Petersburg, (A. Leifert), (1898) Oktav. 290 Seiten / pages. Mit mehreren Tabellen, with several charts. Modern morocco-backed navy buckram. A... More

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    Price: 2980.00 EUR

  • Poems . . . Edited by Two of Her Friends Mabel Loomis Todd and T. W. Higginson.

    DICKINSON, EMILY.

    Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop
    UNITED STATES

    Poems . . . Edited by Two of Her Friends Mabel Loomis Todd and T. W. Higginson.
    London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine, & Co., 1891. 8vo, original pale yellow cloth, gilt lettering and decorations, t.e.g. Cloth a little faded... More

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    Price: 2500.00 USD

  • 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

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  • A Growing Antiquarian Book Market at the Hong Kong Antiquarian Bookfair

    A Growing Antiquarian Book Market at the Hong Kong Antiquarian Bookfair

    "Just think of me as a black hole into which you can throw offers of everything in this area and I will buy all I don't have".

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  • Vom "Autogramm" zum "Autograph". Zur Kultivierung einer Liebhaberei

    Vom "Autogramm" zum "Autograph". Zur Kultivierung einer Liebhaberei

    "In unserer schnelllebigen Zeit steht der bloße Namenszug des vom Scheinwerferlicht des Tages umfluteten Zeitgenossen - das Autogramm - im Vordergrund des Interesses." Günther Preuß-Tantzen about the history of autograph collecting.

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  • Joel Silver: Bibliography for Booksellers

    Joel Silver: Bibliography for Booksellers

    Reference information is indispensable to antiquarian booksellers. Like many traditional booksellers, here at BTC we have many hundreds of bibliographies and reference works that we can quickly consult to help us in identifying and verifying different books, editions, and autographs. But with more and more information available on the Internet, it may seem that there is no longer a need for booksellers to have a large reference library. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is still a great deal of information, necessary to properly cataloging a book, that can only be obtained from print sources.

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  • Practice Makes (Nearly) Perfect - 36th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

    Practice Makes (Nearly) Perfect - 36th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

    Sometimes the years seem to fly by like calendar leaves flapping off the wall in a corny movie. That was much the feeling at this year’s 36th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, held at the Hynes Convention Center.  Old veterans of Bostons past walked the familiar aisles, nodding at one another – “Here we are again.” Members of the excellent Brede staff, many of whom have been working with us for years, gave us a “Good to see you again” shoulder clap. And they meant it. We’d each survived another year and were back in the familiar, comfortable confines of the Hynes. I recall problems in the early years, mostly centering around the difficulties of moving in and out. But now staff and exhibitors alike know the drill, and if anyone unfamiliar with the procedure gets panicky, there are plenty of calmer heads to offer support. No more ugly, non-conforming booths, no fighting, no biting. The complainers will never go away, but even they seemed subdued this year.

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  • Former Official of the Ministry of Science Stole Thousands of Books from German Libraries

    Over many years a former official of the Ministry of Science stole nearly 15.000 rare and valuable books from German libraries worth millions of euros. The thief was caught a year and a half ago in  the Fürstlich Waldecksche Court Library, where he had been a frequent guest. Nobody there had ever thought that he had been the thief of 180 books worth 150.000 euros until he was arrested by the police. The book theft in the Court Library was one of many deeds, of which the former state official is now accused.

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  • Book Collecting Basics - Eric Gill, Typographer

    Book Collecting Basics - Eric Gill, Typographer

    Eric Gill was born February 22, 1882. A talented sculptor, typographer, and illustrator, Gill's life was a study in contrasts. A deeply religious Roman Catholic who believed that sexuality was an expression of the divine, and an artist who defiantly characterized himself as a workman in the medieval tradition while his statues, illustrations, and typefaces adorned the modern buildings and pages of his era, Gill unified seemingly opposing ideas in his life and work.

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