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This article was published on www.ILAB.org, it is presented here by permission of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

ILAB POP UP BOOK FAIRS ALL AROUND THE WORLD ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY, APRIL 23, 2016

ILAB POP UP BOOK FAIRS ALL AROUND THE WORLD ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY, APRIL 23, 2016

VIENNA


The "Heart of Darkness" …


… lies next to Vienna at Dr. Paul Kainbacher Rare Books on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day 2016. With a Bibliophile Evening dedicated to lectures and books on travel and exploration from Austria into the world the Austrian antiquarian booksellers will launch the ILAB Pop Up Week on 16 April 2016, from 5 to 7 pm. Paul Kainbacher invites colleagues and collectors to his bookshop in Baden (Vienna), where Walter Sauer and Martin Peter Pfitscher of the University of Vienna will talk about famous 19th century travels of Austrian adventurers to Africa. Joseph Conrad’s well-known novel “Heart of Darkness” leads directly into Central Africa during the time of the Belgian colonization. Walter Sauer, Professor of Economic and Social History, compares Conrad’s stories with the experiences of Austrians, who travelled to Central Africa or lived there at that time. By chance, the Vienna born explorer Oscar Baumann became a photographer in 1892 through a generous gift: he was given a Kodak camera which enabled him to take pictures of the country and the people he met on his travels in search of the source of the Nile, and later during his time as an ambassador in Sansibar. In the second lecture, Martin Peter Pfitscher, specialist in Ethnology, will show Africa through the lense of Oscar Baumann, while Paul Kainbacher will close the Bibliophile Evening with a book presentation and a fundraising to support the great work of UNESCO's Forest Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI) in South Sudan.

ILAB POP UP BOOK FAIRS ALL AROUND THE WORLD ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY, APRIL 23, 2016


A high-flying book presentation …


… in the Giant Ferris Wheel of the world-famous Prater will be the next step in the ILAB Pop Up Celebrations in Vienna on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day 2016 – certainly one of the ultimate highlights of the day. The Giant Ferris Wheel is Vienna at its best. Built in 1897 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Franz Josef I., a circular trip on one of the most significant and fascinating steel constructions worldwide with a unique view of the city of Vienna, is an absolute cultural and architectural must for every visitor to Austria's capital. So if you haven't taken a ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel and enjoyed the breathtaking views over the roofs of Vienna, this is your once in a lifetime experience.

ILAB POP UP BOOK FAIRS ALL AROUND THE WORLD ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY, APRIL 23, 2016

On 23 April, from 10 am to noon, the members of the Austrian Antiquarian Booksellers' Association will take you on a trip high above Vienna while offering rare and fine books in one of the wheel cabins and raising money to buy school books for the children in South Sudan.

And who knows who will be sitting in the wheel cabin next to you? A Viennese woman like Marie Kindl who hung herself outside a cabin during a ride on a rope she held between her teeth in the year 1898? Madame Solange d`Atalide, a late 19th century horsewoman sitting on a horse on the roof of one of the cabins? Or, maybe, Orson Welles' Third Man meeting Holly Martins aka Joseph Cotton and listening to the famous zither tunes by Anton Karas ...

ILAB POP UP BOOK FAIRS ALL AROUND THE WORLD ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY, APRIL 23, 2016


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ACROSS THE WORLD ...


ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY ...


23 APRIL 2016!


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THE INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE OF ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS (ILAB)
is the umbrella organization of the professional rare book trade uniting 22 national associations and around 2000 rare book dealers in 34 countries worldwide.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit ilabpopupbookfairs.blogspot.de and www.unesco.org/new/en/wbcd.

CONTACTS:  Sally Burdon - Sally@AsiaBookroom.com    |  Barbara van Benthem - editor@ilab.org

March 2016 – For immediate release. Pictures: ILAB, UNESCO, the Organizers, www.wienerriesenrad.com

Published 15 Apr 2016

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