Book Fair: Travel & Exploration

 19/03/2016 – 19/03/2016

Now in its 21st year, the fair will offer you the chance to browse and purchase classic narratives of discovery, along with maps, photographs, and ephemera.


Travel & Exploration Book Fair 
Date & time: 11am - 5pm
Address: Hilton London Olympia Hotel, 380 Kensington High Street, W14 8NL 

Mania & Imagination

 18/06/2016 – 19/06/2016 The theme of great collectors was chosen in 2013 to celebrate the life and achievements of Tim Munby, Librarian at King’s College, Cambridge, 1946-1974, and a pioneer of the historical study of book collecting. The conference was met with great enthusiasm and proceedings were published in a special issue of the Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society in December 2015.

King’s College will hold a follow-up conference on 18-19 June 2016 to focus on the theme of modern private collecting, one of Munby’s great interests. The title is ‘Mania and Imagination: Perils and pleasures of the private collector present and future’. The aim is to investigate the nature of book collecting by private individuals today, and to look at the future in a rapidly changing world. We have invited speakers who are collectors themselves, or who are involved in the manuscript and book trade, or who study modern collectors and their collections.  

Principal speakers include Justin Croft, Mirjam Foot, Meg Ford, Peter Jones, Michael Meredith and Toshiyuki Takamiya.   The event will also feature themed discussion panels and as in 2013 will include presentations from young collectors and bibliographers. 

A reception will be held by kind courtesy of Cambridge University Library on 18 June, followed by a dinner at King’s College. 

Full details at Mania & Imagination.

Salon du Mont des Arts

 23/06/2016 – 25/06/2016

The Belgian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is cordially inviting you to visit the first edition of the
Salon du Mont des Arts, the new event for antiquarian book and print lovers in the heart of Brussels, with over 40 exhibitors from France, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. The fair venue is located opposite the Bibliothèque royale Albert 1er (National Library of Belgium) and is close to our famed Grand’Place and Brussels' finest museums.

Organized under the auspices of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

Association:    Chambre Professionelle Belge de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne / Belgische Beroepskamer van Antiquaren
Organized by:    Belgian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association
Venue:    Mont des Arts - Le Square
Address:    2, rue Ravenstein
Town:    Brussels
Cost of entry:    free

A New Generation of Book Collectors

 14/03/2017 – 14/03/2017

A New Generation of Book Collectors: The Oxford and Cambridge Societies of Bibliophiles

The March 2017 seminar in the book-collecting series organised jointly by the Institute of English Studies (London University) and the ABA Educational Trust will be given by Harriet Rix (Cambridge) and Geri Della Rocca de Candal (Oxford).

The seminar will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 14th March 2017 in Room G37 at Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.

The seminars are aimed at a broad audience including book-collectors, book-dealers, historians of all kinds, librarians, indeed at anyone with an interest in collecting any sort of text from the sixth-former to the retired professor. The atmosphere is informal, as are the presentations. They are held in the University of London’s Senate House and run from 6.00pm. All are very welcome.

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