SLAM articles

  • 10th Barcelona International Antiquarian Book Fair 


    10th Barcelona  International Antiquarian Book Fair
    Published 10 Mar 2016

    We are delighted to take advantage of the international scope of the city of Barcelona and the unique opportunity to host this event in El Born, Centre Cultural, a unique public space which offers a living memory of historic artefacts and properties, located in the very heart of the old city. The Spanish book dealers’ association, AILA, is making great organizational and media-related efforts to ensure the international acclaim of the Book Fair, which will celebrate Barcelona's Unesco nomination as City of literature.
    Don’t miss this essential event for all bibliophiles and anyone else enthusiastic about old and rare books, literature and creativity.

  • The Joy of Collecting at the International Rare Book & Autograph Fair in Paris 2016 


    The Joy of Collecting at the International Rare Book & Autograph Fair in Paris 2016
    Published 21 Apr 2016

    he International Rare Book & Autograph Fair at the Grand Palais in Paris is one of the most prestigious fairs in the world, attracting nearly 200 exhibitors and over 20.000 visitors each year who enjoy the opportunity to browse, buy and admire more than 100.000 historical documents – rare books, manuscripts, autographs, prints and ephemera from all centuries – in the elegant glass-domed hall of the Grand Palais. And the Paris Fair is much more: organized by the Syndicat national de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (SLAM) under the auspices of ILAB and under  the high patronage of Mr François Hollande, President of the French Republic, it opens up the whole universe of bibliophily with a series of exhibitions and events introducing French libraries and collections and giving a close insight into the joy of book collecting.

  • Buch Wien – Book Festival and International Book Fair in Vienna, November 2015 


    Buch Wien – Book Festival and International Book Fair in Vienna, November 2015
    Published 27 Oct 2015

    From 9th to 15th November 2015 the Austrian capital Vienna will be the final destination for book lovers. With over 450 lectures, discussions, performances – and an International Book Fair – “Buch Wien” will be the greatest Austrian book festival and one of the most important bookish events in Europe. For the first time in 2015, the antiquarian booksellers will be a prominent part of it.

  • 53rd Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair 


    53rd Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair
    Published 05 Apr 2013

    The New York Antiquarian Book Fair returns to the Park Avenue Armory for its 53rd Anniversary. Presented by the prestigious Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, the 53rd Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair is without a doubt, the foremost book fair of its kind.

  • Salon International du Livre Ancien, Paris 2011 


    Salon International du Livre Ancien, Paris 2011
    Published 21 Apr 2011

    From manuscripts to avant-garde, from a letter by François I to the drafts of Marcel Proust, from a 13th century psalm book to a futurist manifesto, dealers and collectors will browse the shelves of more than 150 antiquarian booksellers with thousands of stunningly diverse documents. Around 20.000 book fair visitors will meander through the Grand Palais and discover first editions, precious bindings, travel accounts, old and modern prints and photographies, handwritten letters and documents by artists, politicians and scientists, scores of famous musicians, treatises on medicine, astronomy, philosophy and other milestones in the history of science alongside with fine illustrated books, modern art and beautiful children’s books.

  • Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de médecine (BIUM) - Guest of Honour at the Paris International Antiquarian Book Fair 2010 


    Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de médecine (BIUM) - Guest of Honour at the Paris International Antiquarian Book Fair 2010
    Published 17 Dec 2009

    In March 2010 the Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de Médicine (BIUM) will have the pleasure of presenting a selection of its most beautiful pieces, illustrating the history of Western medicine at the XXI. Paris International Antiquarian Book Fair. The heritage collections of the library are among the three richest in the world, alongside the National Library of Medicine (USA) and the Wellcome Institute in London. Anne-Marie Coulon has interviewed BIUM director Guy Cobolet.

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