The 40th Amsterdam International Rare Book Fair was due to take place on 2 & 3 October 2020, following the ILAB Congress.
Due to the international COVID 19-crisis, both events had to be cancelled. The 40th Amsterdam fair is postponed to 2021.
In a statement in May 2020, the organisers wrote:
With great sadness we have to inform you that we have decided to cancel the Amsterdam Book Fair 2020. The reason is that the circumstances are yet unclear to foresee what the rules and regulations will be concerning the COVID-19 virus. Also the ILAB has decided to cancel the international ILAB congress which we were hosting this year as well. We hope to welcome you back in 2021 for the 40th edition of the Amsterdam book fair.
Stay safe and & healthy.
The Amsterdam Book Fair organizers.
Laurens Hesselink, Leo Smiet, Sascha Kok, Jeroen Schierenberg & Marc Harrison
Nearly 50 exhibitors from The Netherlands but also international dealers from Germany, Italy, Belgium, France, Denmark, Austria, Hungary & the United Kingdom are participating in the fair at Amsterdam's Marriott Hotel. This spectacular location in the centre of Amsterdam is a stone’s throw away from the renowned Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. The Marriott is easily accessible for both exhibitors and visitors. The Amsterdam Book Fair is an eminently suitable occasion for Dutch and foreign antiquarian booksellers to meet and to do business with each other. Amsterdam has many renowned antiquarian booksellers and small second-hand bookshops, so you can turn your visit into a working holiday.
Please check out the fair's website, exhibitors will upload highlights in the weeks leading up to the fair.
The Dutch Antiquarian Bookseller's Association, NVvA is looking forward to your visit!