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

Sunday 26th November

10.00 – 10.30 am Registration and coffee
10.30 – 11.45 am Sara Pennell: Hannah and her sisters? The development of the market for
household manuals, c. 1660-1750
11.45 – 12.15 pm Coffee
12.15 – 1.30 pm Helen Smith: Gender and identity in the early modern book trades
1.30 – 3.00 pm Buffet Lunch. During the lunch break, Robin Myers, Archivist Emeritus, will give
a brief talk about the history of the Hall and Andrea Cameron, Stationers’ Company Honorary
Librarian, will lead a tour of the building.
3.00 – 4.15 pm Mirjam Foot: ‘The property of a lady’: women as owners of fine bindings
4.15– 4.45 pm Tea
4.45 – 6.00 pm Laurence Worms: Women in the Rare Book Trade 1880-1920
6.00 – 7.00 pm Reception at Stationers’ Hall, sponsored by Bernard Quaritch 

Monday 27th November

09.30 –10.00 am Coffee
10.00 – 11.10 am Caroline Bowden: The nuns of the English convents in exile and their
books: connections between the communities and the book trade 1600-1800
11.10 – 11.40 am Coffee
11.40 – 12.50 pm Anne Lawrence: Progressive Steps: The early women of the Bodleian
Library, Oxford
12.50 – 1.50 pm Lunch
1.50 – 3.00 pm Marianne Van Remoortel: Agents of Change: Women Editors and Socio-Cultural
Transformation in Europe, 1710-1920
3.00 – 3.45 pm Michael Harris: The Nutt family at work; gender and geography in the London
book trade, 1690 to 1750
3.45 – 4.00 pm End of formal proceedings. Michael Harris will lead a walking tour of book-trade
sites, lasting about 45 minutes and ending in a local pub.

New York Antiquarian Book Fair

 08/03/2018 – 11/03/2018

“It is exciting in a way you probably don't expect when you just hear the word "Book Fair." Well, to me it is just as exciting as sitting in the dark of the theatre and watch a horror film!  This experience is not horror. But it's just as exciting!” - Yoko Ono


Book lovers will once again find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory.  Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The New York Antiquarian Book Fair,  bringing a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera.

Category: Book fairs
Association: Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America
Organized by: Sanford L. Smith
Venue: Park Avenue Armory
Address: 643 Park Avenue, at 67th Street
Town: New York
Number of stands: 200
Opening hours: Preview Thurs 5pm - 9pm; Fri noon-8 pm; Sat noon-7pm, Sun noon-5
Cost of entry: Preview $50; Daily Admission $25



ABA-IES Seminar: Teaching and collecting...

 13/03/2018 – 13/03/2018 Dr. Richard Foster, Winchester College: Teaching and collecting in a small historic library. The Fellows' Library of Winchester College was established soon after the foundation of the school at the end of the 14th century. It has grown by purchase and donation over the past six centuries and now contains almost 10,000 rare books. This talk will consider the ways in which the library is integrated into the life of the school and its teaching. It will also examine the growth of the collection over the past few decades and the strategies for developing the collection of a small historic library on a small budget.  From 6 PM to 8 PM in Senate House Room G35.

No prebooking required.

PBFA Harrogate Premier Fair

 16/03/2018 – 17/03/2018 Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm

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