News & Updates
Much ado about... Shakespeare! The rare book world celebrates 400 years since the publication of the First Folio (Part 1 of 3)
15 Mar 2023
The First Folio is one of the great wonders of the literary world. Published in 1623, seven years after the death of its author, it was the first…
Messages from colleagues around the world: On the passing of Poul Jan Poulsen
01 Mar 2023
On 28 February 2023, ILAB was informed by the Danish Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of the passing of Poul Jan Poulsen who held the position…
Education Book Fairs
Attending Your First Book Fair
23 Feb 2023
Are you planning to attend a rare book fair? For the first time? Members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America provide a few pointers…
The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair: 200 exhibitors announced for April 2023 - A truly international flagship event
21 Feb 2023
The ABAA New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) – officially sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA)…
Herbert Blank (1929-2023). An obituary by Gunnar Gräff
13 Feb 2023
On 22 January 2023, internationally renowned Stuttgart antiquarian bookseller Herbert Blank died after a severe stroke. With him went not only one of…
Off to Los Angeles - Collectors and the rare book trade meet in Pasadena this weekend!
06 Feb 2023
California can be associated with many things, ...
Whitney Milam wins the California Young Book Collector Prize
02 Feb 2023
Against all prejudices, a diverse range of international young collectors' prizes has shown some remarkable, curated collections by young…
Book Fairs Book Trade History
A trip to Venice in February - Visit the ALAI Venice Rare Book Fair and explore a city so rich in printing and publishing history!
01 Feb 2023
Certainly one of the most iconic places in the history of book printing and publishing, the city of Venice will see the launch of an ILAB rare book…
Research at Bodleian's Special Collections: ILAB booksellers can now apply for the Peter Selley Fellowship & Interview with current fellow Dr Philip W. Errington
26 Jan 2023
The Peter Selley Fellowship provides support for a member of the rare book trades to carry out research in the special collections of the Bodleian…
ILAB to sponsor stand for three booksellers at Rare Book Fair Stuttgart in June - Apply Now!
24 Jan 2023
New date & new location and a sponsorship opportunity for newer ILAB booksellers at the upcoming Stuttgart Rare Book Fair in June!
"Replicas are often not the answer" - Christmas at London's Cecil Court
20 Dec 2022
Cecil Court in London, a magical little street just off Leicester Square and for many a true sanctuary in one of the busiest parts of London. What a…