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YABS 2018 - York Antiquarian Book Seminar

decoration10 Sept. 2018|12 Sept. 2018

Learn about the antiquarian book trade from some of the best booksellers in the United Kingdom!

York Antiquarian Book Seminar provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers, librarians and collectors in a comprehensive survey of the out-of-print, antiquarian, rare and used book markets. Basic procedures and problems are discussed both formally and informally through a series of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practical hands-on workshops with emphasis on cataloguing, pricing and bookselling in the electronic age.

The seminar is designed for people of all levels of expertise, from beginners to those with years of experience who want to hone their skills in this rapidly changing field.

Topics Covered

Finding Books • Evaluating and Pricing Books • Reference Tools for the Book Trade • Writing Effective Book Descriptions • Buying and Selling Online • Buying and Selling at Auction • Archives and Collections • Setting Up and Using a Bookseller Database • Building and Marketing a Customer Base • Photographing Books • Creating Your Own Website • Creating a Catalogue • Operating a Profitable Open Shop • Selling Books to Libraries • Selling Books on Consignment • Forgeries and Theft


Over the past four years, many outstanding speakers were invited, including keynote speakers Rob Rulon-Miller (past president of the ABAA), Sally Burdon (current President of ILAB), Heather O'Donnell (Honey & Wax Booksellers, USA) and Sunday Steinkirchner (B&B Rare Books, USA). The seminar provides an unparalleled opportunity in Europe to meet and network with fellow booksellers, librarians and collectors from all stratas of the trade.


10 Sept. 2018|12 Sept. 2018
The Bar Convent, 17 Blossom Street, YO24 1AQ
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