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Published on 22 Sept. 2016

42nd ILAB Congress

26th International Antiquarian Book Fair

Budapest, Hungary

21 – 25 September 2016

Old Budapest - Young Budapest: After Paris, Lucerne, Bologna and Madrid book dealers and book collectors will meet in Budapest for the 42nd ILAB Congress and 26th International Antiquarian Book Fair from 21 to 25 September 2016.

The exciting congress programme will show the delegates from across the world that Budapest is a city with many faces: the old Hungarian capital full of books and music, history and tradition and at the same time a lively and busy Eastern European centre full of young and amazing cultural concepts.


19 September 2016 – Meetings

10 am – 6 pm: ILAB Committee Meeting

Hotel Kempinski, Salon Regiomontanus

7 pm: Welcome Dinner

Borkonyha Budapest 

20 September 2016 – Meetings

10 am – 6 pm: ILAB President’s Meeting

Hotel Kempinski, Salon Regiomontanus     


21 September 2016 - ILAB Congress

8:30 am: Treasures of the National Library of Hungary

12:30 pm: Lunch, Manna Restaurant

2:15 pm: Adventures on Foot. Interactive sightseeing in Buda Castle

8 pm: Ankert. Dinner in a "ruin-pub" & ethno-jazz concert

22 September 2016 - ILAB Congress

9 am: Walk to the University Library

9:30 am: World of the Bibliotheca Corviniana - Codex Dante. Guided tour through the Library of Eötvös Loránd University
11:30 am: General Assembly in the library's grand hall

1 pm: Lunch at the Café Central

3 pm: Free time activity

5 pm: Gödöllő, Lázár Equestrian Park. Horse show, pálinka, traditional Hungarian cuisine, live gipsy music etc.


23 September 2016 - ILAB Congress

9 am: Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), Kaufmann Collection. Guided tour

11:30 am: House of Terror

Noon: Cruise and lunch on the Danube

17:30 pm: Walk to Vigadó

6 pm: Vigadó. Official opening of the 1st International Antiquarian Book Fair in Budapest
8.30 pm: Farewell dinner. Hotel Kempinski

24 – 25 September 2016 - International Antiquarian Book Fair

10 am – 6 pm: Vigadó

Registration starts on 1 November 2015.

>> Visit the official website for more information

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