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Published on 11 Feb. 2016

Canberra, 15 March - Preparations for the great day!

Behind the scenes of the ILAB Pop Up Book Fairs the preparations are in full swing, in all countries where the Pop Ups will take place as well as in Australia, where ILAB Committee Member Sally Burdon and her husband Martin are packing parcels to send out posters for the great fundraising campaign!


Milan, 26 March - ILAB Comittee members fill the first bookcase to support literacy!

A shining example: At their annual meeting in Milan members of the ILAB Committee donated 475 € from their private funds. This money alone will enable UNESCO to send 45 school book collections to South Sudan. Thank you very much to ILAB President Norbert Donhofer and his committee members for making such a generous donation to the UNESCO literacy projects in South Sudan and thereby making such a perfect start to the ILAB/UNESCO fundraising campaign!

ILAB President Norbert Donhofer handed over the money to ALAI President Fulvio Audibussio. On the Italian booksellers will be running an online fundraising for UNESCO from now up to 23 April!


Dunkeld, 31 March - The Empty Bookcase Posters looked great at Roz Greenwood Old and Rare Books

Roz Greenwood, ANZAAB member and organizer of the amazing ILAB Pop Book Fair at the The Mount Sturgeon Woolshed / The Royal Mail Hotel, is already raising money for the UNESCO literacy the projects in South Sudan. The Empty Bookcase Posters are filling with symbolic spines at Roz Greenwood Old and Rare Books down under.


2 April - Welcome to Sydney on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day!

This is how the Australian booksellers are inviting for their ILAB Pop Up Book Fair at the State Library of New South Wales!

Do you want to know more?

>>> Shakespeare's First Folio Lends Drama to the Sydney ILAB Pop Up Bookfair on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day


8 April - Cocktails and Book Tales: ILAB Pop Up Fair in Munich on 23 April 2015

Eleven antiquarian booksellers from Munich, Germany, invite their customers to drinks, fingerfood, piano music and books in the Kaufmanns Casino, where business men and women have been meeting for conferences and cocktails since 1832.

And sure: They will be raising money for the UNESCO literacy project in South Sudan!

Abeceda Antiquariat, Christof Groessl · Hartung & Hartung · J. J. Heckenhauer · Eberhard Köstler · Daniela Kromp · Antiquariat Kurz · Musikantiquariat Marion Neugebauer · Dasa Pahor · Thomas Rezek · Uwe Turszynski · Dieter Zipprich


A WORLD FIRST - In a mixture of bookish flash mob and speed dating for booklovers ILAB Pop Up Book Fairs will bring rare books to the people in the most unexpected places during UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day! ILAB will follow up all these exciting events worldwide on 23 April, 2015, in a 24-hours live-report, right here on the ILAB website - and on Facebook, and on Twitter!

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