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Registrations are now open for the 2020 ILAB Congress in Amsterdam!

The Dutch Antiquarian Booksellers Association, NVvA, invites the book trade to Amsterdam this September. Benefit from an early bird rate!
Published on 07 Jan. 2020
ILAB Congress 2020

Every second year, ILAB booksellers gather in a city in one of ILAB’s member countries to explore bibliophilic, artistic, and architectural treasures, meet with the local booksellers, and find excellent opportunities to network.

The Dutch Antiquarian Booksellers Association, NVvA, is proud to host the next ILAB Congress.

Registrations for the 2020 ILAB Congress are now open! 

The 44th ILAB Congress will take booksellers to the beautiful city of Amsterdam and the old city of Haarlem, showing the international bookselling community their history, museums, libraries – and of course the canals of Amsterdam. 

“WELKOM! Welcome, colleagues from all continents! For nearly two years the Dutch Association has planned and worked on a programme that we hope will bring you sweet memories. We are pleased to share some of our local treasures with you. Some venues, closed to the general public, will only be open for congress participants. Let’s have a bite and a drink, and a canal ride, together. Join us in Amsterdam in 2020, at the Congress and at the Amsterdam International Book & Print Fair!”

“BIENVENUE ! Bienvenue, chers collègues de tous les continents ! Depuis près de deux ans, l’Association néerlandaise a planifié et travaillé sur un programme qui, nous l’espérons, vous rappellera de bons souvenirs. Nous sommes heureux de partager avec vous quelques-uns de nos trésors locaux. Certains lieux, fermés au grand public, ne seront ouverts qu’aux congressistes. Allons manger un morceau, boire un verre et faire un tour sur le canal ensemble. Rejoignez-nous à Amsterdam en 2020, au Congrès et au Salon international du livre et de l’imprimé d’Amsterdam !”
Frank Rutten, Organiser / Organisateur 

Please have a look at the Congress website which was launched today and study the full programme. 

Artis Bibliotheek
Visit of the Artis Bibliotheek, Tuesday 29 September 2020
Grand Cafe Restaurant
Tuesday, 29 September 2020: Dinner at Central Station, designed in 1889 by the famous architect of the Rijksmuseum, Pierre Cuypers. The monumental Grand Café Restaurant 1e Klas (the old first class waiting room), offers a view on the busy Central Station while relaxing in an atmosphere with grandeur and style.
Teyeler Museum
Wednesday, 30 September 2020: Visit of the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, the oldest museum of The Netherlands 
Scholarly day
Thursday, 1 October 2020: A scholarly day in Amsterdam - Visit of the University Library Amsterdam Special Collections followed by the ILAB Symposium on Provenance & Restitution 
Gala Dinner
Thursday, 1 October 2020: Gala dinner at Restaurant Koepelkerk 
Book fair
Friday 2 Oct & Sat 3 Oct 2020: Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book Fair

We hope to see many colleagues from all continents in September in Amsterdam!

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