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2016 - Budapest

Published on 15 March 2017

42nd ILAB Congress


26th International Antiquarian Book Fair


Budapest, Hungary


21 – 25 September 2016


Kedves Barátaim!

Szeretettel meghívlak titeket a következő ILAB Konferenciára, amelynek Magyarország fővárosa, Budapest ad otthont. Remélem, a barátunk, Bősze Ádám által összeállított program meggyőz benneteket, és elfogadjátok a meghívásomat. Köszönöm!

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to invite you to the 42nd ILAB Congress and 26th International Antiquarian Book Fair in Budapest from 21st to 25th September 2016. Our friend, colleague and President of the Hungarian Antiquarian Booksellers' Association Adam Bosze has organized a fabulous congress programme that leads us to the most important and beautiful sites in and around the Hungarian capital.

ILAB booksellers across the world: Please join us in Hungary in September 2016! I look forward to welcoming you in Budapest.

Norbert Donhofer, ILAB President

Dear Colleagues,  

On behalf of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of Hungary, I am very happy to invite you to the

42nd ILAB Congress and the 1st International Antiquarian Book Fair of Budapest,  

which will take place between the 21 and 25 September 2016 in Budapest.

It is a great pleasure and honour for me that Budapest will have the privilege to host this prestigious event, as we are proud to present the Hungarian capital to you as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with a rich and colourful cultural life and an immensely varied history.  The city has monuments and memories from ancient times, of the Turkish Conquest, of the belle époque of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire as well as of the bitter era of communism, all of which is reflected in the book rarities as well.  The rich programme of the congress will try to present this wealth of heritage and will also give our visitors the opportunity to see the treasures of the most renowned libraries in Budapest.

The event will grant Hungarian and international antiquarians the chance to meet, exchange views and do business. At the same time, it is a great source of pride and joy for the members of the Hungarian Association to welcome colleagues to their capital, as professional relationships and friendships mean much to them. They seek to learn but also long to show their treasures to the world: their city, their unique values, their excellent cuisine and their world-famous hospitality. Hence, they are much looking forward to your visit to Budapest.

For further information, please visit the website of the congress and fair in English and French at, where you can register for the event:

Online registration in English:

Application form for the congress in English:

Application form for the fair in English:

Online registration in French:

Application form for the congress in French:

Application form for the fair in French:

Should you have further enquiries or require information about organisational matters, please do not hesitate to contact the event organisers at

We very much hope to welcome you in Budapest in September!

Warm regards,

Ádám Bősze
President of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of Hungary

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