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  • 02 Jun 2015 - 26 Jul 2017 - UNITED KINGDOM , - London

    Treasure of the British Library - Permanent Exhibition (Exhibitions)

    Treasure of the British Library - Permanent Exhibition
    Have you ever visited the British Library's treasures? The Sir John Ritblat Gallery in the St Pancras building hosts a permanent display of many of the greatest treasures. See over 200 beautiful and fascinating items: sacred texts from many faiths, maps and views, early printing, literary, historical, scientific and musical works from over the centuries and around the world. Discover some of the world's most exciting and significant books, from Magna Carta and the Gutenberg Bible, to Handel and the Beatles. Marvel at the Lindisfarne Gospels, the genius behind the Leonardo notebooks, and see...
  • 24 May 2017 - 11 Jun 2017 - UNITED KINGDOM

    Rare Books London 2017 (Book fairs)

    Rare Books London 2017
    Rare Books London is a new initiative from the Antiquarian Booksellers Assocation in the UK.  The programme and more details about this exciting new venture, bringing together the antiquarian book trade, collectors, printers, binders and artists and anyone who is interested in the book, will be published soon.  Book Fairs, Talks, Exhibitions Private Views, Previews, Guided Tours Evening Openings, Book Launches, Lectures Workshops, Presentations, Panel Discussions Introductions to Book Collecting
  • 30 May 2017 - IRELAND , - Dublin

    Fonsie Mealy Dublin - Rare Books & Manuscripts (Auctions)

    Fonsie Mealy Dublin - Rare Books & Manuscripts
    Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers will hold its next Rare Books Sale in Dublin on May 30th, 2017.  More information will be released soon.  
  • 01 Jun 2017 - 03 Jun 2017 - UNITED KINGDOM , - London

    60th London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia (ABA) (Book fairs)

    60th London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia (ABA)
    This major three-day event is one of the highlights in the world for book lovers and collectors – and centrepiece of London International Antiquarian Book Fair Week. At the Fair you can view, handle and buy books, maps, prints, photographs, manuscripts, ephemera and original art work spanning the centuries, many items of museum quality. All items are freely available. Here you may hold a remarkable piece of history in your hand. You can purchase a text as it first came off the printing press and bound by a craftsman hundreds of years ago - or the very latest collectable author’s...
  • 02 Jun 2017 - 03 Jun 2017 - UNITED KINGDOM , - London

    PBFA London International Antiquarian Book Fair (Book fairs)

    PBFA London International Antiquarian Book Fair
    One of the largest PBFA Book Fairs with over 100 book, map and ephemera dealers, each seller with their own interests.  A wide variety of stock brought to the fair from the UK and all around the world. A great two-day fair for any book lover or enthusiast.
  • 22 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017 - BELGIUM , - Brussels

    Brussels Rare Book & Print Fair - Salon du Mont des Arts (Book fairs)

    Brussels Rare Book & Print Fair - Salon du Mont des Arts
    The Belgian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is cordially inviting you to visit the second edition of the Salon du Mont des Arts, the event for antiquarian book and print lovers in the heart of Brussels, with over 50 European exhibitors. Organized under the auspices of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). 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.  More information soon on 
  • 30 Jun 2017 - 01 Jul 2017 - UNITED KINGDOM , - Bristol

    Bristol Book Fair 2017 (Book fairs)

    Bristol Book Fair 2017
    The organisers moved the premier West Country fair from Bath to Bristol in 2015 and have just released the dates for 2017. The fair offers thousands of second-hand and antiquarian books all under one roof covering a wide range of interests. On top of this great selection of books, there will be live performances by entertainers and singers. 
  • 11 Sep 2017 - 13 Sep 2017 - UNITED KINGDOM , - York

    York Antiquarian Book Seminar (YABS) 2017 (Lectures)

    York Antiquarian Book Seminar (YABS) 2017
    Learn about the antiquarian book trade from some of the best booksellers in the country.  York Antiquarian Book Seminar provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers, librarians and collectors in a comprehensive survey of the out-of-print, antiquarian, rare and used book markets. Basic procedures and problems are discussed both formally and informally through a series of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practical hands-on workshops with emphasis on cataloguing, pricing, and bookselling in the electronic age.
  • 11 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017 - GERMANY , - Frankfurt

    13th Frankfurt Antiquarian Book Fair in conjunction with Frankfurt Book Fair (Book fairs)

    13th Frankfurt Antiquarian Book Fair in conjunction with Frankfurt Book Fair
    Antiquarian booksellers – both from Germany and abroad – are participating in the fair. Most of the exhibitors are members of the Verband Deutscher Antiquare e.V. (Association of German Antiquarian Booksellers) or their respective national associations, which are connected to the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), a worldwide umbrella organisation.  Highlights and exhibitor information will be updated in due course. 
  • 03 Nov 2017 - 04 Nov 2017 - UNITED KINGDOM , - London

    Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair 2017 (Book fairs)

    Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair 2017
    Whether you are an experienced collector or simply curious about old and rare books, the Chelsea Antiquarian 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.
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