Meet the World's Best Booksellers!
ILAB booksellers and collectors from all over the world will meet in Bologna for the 39th ILAB Congress and 23rd International Antiquarian Book Fair from September 20-26, 2010. The fair, held in the Palazzo di Re Enzo, shows rare treasures from the early years of printing and milestones of bibliophily. More than 100 exhibitors have already subscribed ...
A Bibliophile of huge Ec(h)o
Umberto Eco will open the ILAB Congress with a lecture. ALAI President Umberto Pregliasco introduces Eco not as the best-known living Italian writer, nor as the professor of semiotics: He talks about Eco as a bibliophile, revealing the "Liaisons dangereuses" between the collector and his own "pusher" of ancient books ...
Bibliophile Treasures - and a Film Festival
A week full of cultural highlights in such beautiful locations as Bologna's Archiginnasio Library or the Malatestiana in Cesena. The prestigious Cineteca di Bologna has enthusiastically embraced the idea of a Film Festival dedicated to Bibliophily. The Italian Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (ALAI) has organised a spectular Congress Programme ...
53rd London International Antiquarian Book Fair
"The mix of British and foreign dealers from all continents creates a genuinely international flavour which is of course reflected in the stock on view. So not just the finest dealers, but more importantly, the finest books from around the world" (Robert Frew). London is worth a visit from June 3-5 for one of the top antiquarian books fairs in the world alongside Paris and New York. ...
Catalogues of the Month
The Thirty Years War
Bouquinerie Aurore (Paris)
Catalogue No. 1 - Livres rares
Peter Harrington (London)
Catalogue 70 - Early Printed Books details ...
"You want to do a man's job, you will not last"
Michèle Dhennequin started working in the antiquarian book business in 1969. Neveen Marchiset met her in her beautiful bookshop in Paris ...
"The desire to learn something new every day and an undying passion for antiquarian books"
From Canada to the Kilimanjaro, from Moscow to Buenos Aires and back to Vancouver. "I guess my claim to fame is that I've visited over 4000 used and antiquarian booksellers, including over 1000 ILAB members, in my travels to 92 countries." Erich Waschke in conversation with Barbara van Benthem ...
"One of the great Antarctic photographers of all time"
Michael Treloar recounts the life of Frank Hurley, the Australian adventurer, photographer and film maker, and presents a catalogue with his famous pictures ...
"Did This Rare Color-Plate Book Inspire the Six-Month Dental Check-Up?"
Stop! Read this before you go to the dentist. Maybe you decide not to go ... Stephen Gertz about George Cruikshank and the pains of the six-month dental check-up ...
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