Rare Books for All Generations on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day
The Russian Antiquarian Booksellers Pop Up at Biblio-Globus in Moscow
The Guild of Antiquarian Booksellers or Guildia Antikvarov-Knizhnikov (GAK) was established in 2012 as the Russian antiquarian booksellers'association which already became a member of ILAB in the same year. With less than ten rare book dealers the Guild belongs to the smaller associations united under ILAB's roof, but its members - many of them former students of the Moscow State University of Printing Arts - have great expertise, they are young, innovative and very active on the international market.
One of the Russian booksellers, Olga Shibalkina, runs Biblio-Globus: the biggest bookshop in Russia with over 250,000 titles in stock and about 3500 books, prints and objects of art in the antiquarian book department. And here, at Biblio-Globus in the city centre of Moscow, the Russian rare book dealers will pop up at UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April, with a fascinating series of events initiated by three women booksellers: Olga Tarakanova, Professor at the Moscow State University of Printing Arts and President of GAK, Vice-President Ekaterina Kukhto of Biblionne and Olga Shibalkina of Biblio-Globus.
Visitors and booklovers of all generations will enjoy a variety of activities. Professor Olga Tarakanovo will give a talk for children on books and bookbinding. Illustrator and publisher Victor Goppe will speak about and present beautiful examples of livres d'artiste. During the day, several other lectures will be held, and a special exhibition will be opened documenting the practice of bookbinding. Finally, at the very end of busy and inspiring day, bibliophiles will have the opportunity to buy rare books about books in a special auction held by the members of the Guild of Antiquarian Booksellers.
If you haven't been to Moscow, this is your day to be there! If you have ever looked for an opportunity to get to know the Russian book people, the worldwide celebrations on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day are your chance to do so!
Добро пожаловать в Москву!
JOIN US ...
ORGANIZE IT ...
ILAB POP UP BOOK FAIRS ...
ACROSS THE WORLD ...
ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY ...
23 APRIL 2016!
THE INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE OF ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS (ILAB) is the umbrella organization of the professional rare book trade uniting 22 national associations and around 2000 rare book dealers in 34 countries worldwide.
FOR MORE INFORMATION visit ilabpopupbookfairs.blogspot.de and www.unesco.org/new/en/wbcd.
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April 2016 – For immediate release. Pictures: ILAB, UNESCO, the Organizers