24 hours of ILAB Pop Up Fairs across the world on April 23, 2015 – this is ILAB’s contribution to the UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day! As the earth turns, book fairs will "pop up" in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. The day will start with an ILAB Pop Up Fair celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday at the State Library of New South Wales followed up by antiquarian booksellers showing amazing books, prints and manuscripts in the most unusual and unexpected locations: in woolsheds, restaurants, museums, libraries, a synagogue, in the streets of New York, in Groningen’s Folkingestraat or on a boat cruising the canals in Amsterdam.
Join us in Portland, Oregon for the END OF THE DAY pop up fair to celebrate the book and to raise funds for UNESCO's literacy program in Africa! Here in Portland, Oregon local ILAB dealers Elisabeth Burdon, Nat Des Marais, Philip Pirages and Charles Seluzicki will present a display and sale of antiquarian books and ephemera to highlight the cultural heritage of the book. Recognizing the important place that books hold in the dissemination of knowledge, they will continue the work of their colleagues around the world to fill a "virtual bookcase" as participants and visitors donate money to buy books for schools in South Sudan. Informal "pop up" talks on the items on display will fill the afternoon.
To make the event authentically “Portland," - the home of "more breweries (and bookshops) than any other city on earth," - they will be gathering at a brew pub, the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne Boulevard, a short walk over the Hawthorne Bridge from downtown Portland. Whether you think of this beautiful city on the Willamette River as Book City, Bridge City or Beer City, Portlanders will be mixing fun with the serious purpose of the international community of booksellers of promoting literacy around the world.
Have fun! Have a drink! Meet the ILAB booksellers in Portland, Oregon, and celebrate with us the world of literacy!
THURSDAY 23 APRIL - 11:30 am to 4 pm
Lucky Lab Brew Pub
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
Free. All welcome!
LET’S PUT THE R A R E IN THE UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY!
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AUSTRALIA - JAPAN - SOUTH AFRICA - RUSSIA - HUNGARY - AUSTRIA - GERMANY - ITALY - SPAIN - NETHERLANDS - UNITED KINGDOM - USA ...
SCHOOLS NEED BOOKS - Help UNESCO to realize the vision of a literate world for all!
>>> Support literacy and fill the bookcases on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2015
(Pictures: Elisabeth Burdon, The Lucky Lab, Wikipedia (Cacophony), UNESCO, ILAB)