Upcoming Events

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.

China in Print

 17/11/2017 – 19/11/2017

China in Print is Asia’s leading international fair and exhibition for rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, and ephemera with a particular focus on Asian printed material. The three-day fair is set in the central waterfront location of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and features some of the leading specialist dealers in the world, from Australia, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Sweden, United Kingdom and the USA.

Disseminated and Re-Circulated

 18/11/2017 – 18/11/2017

Disseminated and Re-Circulated: Popular Culture in Script and Print 

A colloquium looking at diverse forms of script and print, from bestsellers and children's books to scrapbooks, educational ephemera and civic documents. This colloquium will examine how print and manuscript cultures enabled and influenced the dissemination, absorption and recirculation of popular culture - broadly defined - with eighteenth century audiences of different ages and conditions. Reflecting popular interpretations, playing to popular taste and addressing every conceivable subject.

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

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Previous Events

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).

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.

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