Events

International Rare Book & Fine Art Fair Paris

 12/04/2019 – 14/04/2019 150 booksellers and 50 fine-art experts convene to offer timeless riches in the form of written, printed or illustrated works on paper on the on hand, and some of the most beautiful fine art objects, all endowed with their own personal history, on the other.
Each year a guest institution presents some of the treasures from its collections.
The Rare Book Fair assembles all the actors who make up the book chain : the engraving and photographic department of the National Library of France (BnF), the second-hand booksellers, a familiar site along the banks of the Seine in Paris, associations of book-lovers and book-binders, French book towns and villages. In addition the Fair offers a rich cultural programme with guided tours, exhibitions, signings, paper-making demonstrations and initiation to the world of book collecting for all.
Manuscripts, incunabula, first editions, scientific or popular works, fine bindings, antique or modern engravings... all this to attract specialists and the general public alike.
A rich and varied programme, with ample scope for our 20,000 visitors who can plunge into the world of learning, art and pleasure beneath the glass dome of the Grand Palais, a historical monument and symbolic venue for numerous cultural events.

www.salondulivrerare.paris

Ephemera Society Fair

 02/06/2019 – 02/06/2019 The Ephemera Society Summer Fair will be held on Sunday 2 June at the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT.
 
Entry £3  All welcome
 
More info: 01923  829079  info@ephemera-society.org.uk
 

Firsts - London's Rare Book Fair

 07/06/2019 – 09/06/2019 ‘Held in the city’s sparkling new Battersea Evolution, it is one of the largest and most prestigious bibliophilic happenings in the world’ – Bloomberg.com
 
The 62nd edition of the ABA’s annual flagship event returns to Battersea Evolution in the heart of Battersea Park, for a second time. This major three-day event is one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world. Showcasing rare, unique and unusual items from more than 170 leading UK and international dealers, Firsts - London's Rare Book Fair is the jewel in the crown of Rare Books London.

Just a few minutes from the City of London, Chelsea, Bloomsbury and the West End - by taxi, train, bus or boat - the area boasts a wealth of fine hotels, restaurants, shops and cultural destinations.
From museum-quality medieval manuscripts to modern signed first editions such as Harry Potter, visitors to the fair can literally hold history in their hands as they view and buy rare books, maps, prints, photographs, ephemera and original artwork.

In addition to regular and new exhibitors, there will be carefully selected series of live events run by specialist organisations and craftspeople. Fascinating hands-on workshops (including family-friendly activities) give visitors a chance to dive straight into the world of fine printing, bookbinding, and calligraphy. You can find out what makes a book rare and learn more about all aspects of book-collecting - and much more - on our popular expert-led guided tours.

www.firstslondon.com

Melbourne Rare Book Fair

 12/07/2019 – 14/09/2019 The Melbourne Rare Book Week is well established in the City of Melbourne’s event calendar. It is a major attraction for book collectors, librarians and all who have a love of words, print on paper and heritage. As part of Rare Book Week that runs from 5 - 14 July 2019, the Melbourne Rare Book Fair will be held from 12 - 14 July  2019 at the University of Melbourne's historic Wilson Hall, with free admission to all visitors.
 
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. Whether you already have your own personal library or would like to explore the world of book collecting, this is your opportunity to explore the world of books with experts in their fields.

www.rarebookfair.com/

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