Upcoming Events

ABA-IES Seminar: Student Bibliophiles

 09/01/2018 – 09/01/2018

Harriet Rix (University of Cambridge) and Dr. Geri della Rocca de Candal (University of Oxford): Student Bibliophiles at Oxford and Cambridge: a new generation of book collectors. The panel will explore the recent history of the Oxford Bibliophiles, originally active between 1950-2000, then restored in 2008, and of the Cambridge Bibliophiles, founded in early 2015. Over the past few years both Societies have often represented the first point of contact for young book collectors. 

ABA Council Meeting

 17/01/2018 – 17/01/2018

Open to all members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association.

ALAI: Salone della Cultura Milano

 20/01/2018 – 21/01/2018

The first Salone de la Cultura was held in January 2017 in Milan with further salons throughout the year, attracting over 35,000 visitors to each event, an exceptional result! An event which aims to involve readers, collectors, bibliophiles and “seekers of paper treasurers” in a common celebration of book culture; uniting the different worlds of the book: publishers, antiquarian booksellers and collectors. 
In 2018, the Italian Antiquarian Booksellers' Association ALAI (affiliated to ILAB) will become part of the Salon with a dedicated section. 
Organisers of the Salon are two-well-established names in the Italian book world: Matteo Luteriani, publisher of Luni Editriceand Sergio Malavasi of Maremagnum.com . The Salon takes place in one of the most trendy areas in Milan: Superstudio Più.

The 32nd Antiquaria Ludwigsburg

 25/01/2018 – 27/01/2018

The 32nd Antiquaria Ludwigsburg, which can be reached within 10 minutes from Stuttgart, invites booklovers from Germany and abroad. Over 50 exhibitors offer beautiful and extraordinary books, prints, autographs and ephemera. 
Coinciding with the 300 year anniversary of Ludwigsburg as a mentioned city in the city archives, the organisers have chosen the interesting theme "Antiquaria Urbana - The City" for the 2018 fair. 

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Previous Events

Book Trade History Conference 2017

 26/11/2017 – 27/11/2017

This year’s annual conference on book trade history will explore ways in which gender
has shaped the organization as well as the output of the trade from the early modern
period to the recent past. Issues relating to the management and practice of printing
and bookselling will be set alongside shifts in the patterns of demand, ownership and
readership, as men and women maintained or redefined their mutual roles in business
and employment, as well as in society at large.

View the full programme here

Chelsea Book Fair 2017

 03/11/2017 – 04/11/2017

Whether you are an experienced collector or simply curious about old and rare books, The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair is not to be missed.

Held each autumn in the beautiful and historic Chelsea Old Town Hall, the Fair brings together more than 80 exhibitors specialising in antique books, first editions, maps, prints, and manuscripts from all over the world. Prices begin at just a few pounds and dealers are happy to guide you, making this an accessible and exciting venue for beginning collectors or those simply looking for an extra special Christmas gift.

In addition to our regular exhibitors we have a line-up of unique events, including guided tours designed to introduce visitors to the world of rare books. You can also browse our exhibitors’ highlights, which can be purchased online before the Fair opens.

The ABA Chelsea Rare Book Fair has something to offer every type of book lover, so don’t wait – register for your free tickets today.

A condition of entry applies – see “Visit the Fair” for details.

Melbourne Rare Book Fair

 07/07/2017 – 09/07/2017

The leading Australian and international antiquarian booksellers will bring a rich and diverse array of books together that cater for all who genuinely love print on paper and who share a passion for books. Subjects including early printed books, maps, historical accounts of travel and exploration, prints, literature, art, militaria, children's books, and ephemera will be offered for sale at prices to suit all levels of collecting.

For more info visit the ANZAAB website

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).

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