ONCE AGAIN IN 2016
SPEED DATING FOR BOOKLOVERS ACROSS THE WORLD
What is it and why should you take part?
The ILAB Pop Up Book Fairs on World Book & Copyright Day 2015 were an enormous success and an amazing experience - worldwide. So, is there is any reason not to pop up again in 2016?
On April 23, 2016, antiquarian booksellers from the east coast of Australia, through Japan; South Africa and Europe to the west coast of the USA will be celebrating UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day by holding Pop Up Book Fairs in their local area!
Pop Up Fairs are great - you bring very little stock, just a few good books, put them out on a table and you are not exhibiting for long. The advantage of this type of fair is that it is low or no cost for the exhibitors to take part in and they do not require anything like the organisation of the traditional fairs. These fairs are something quite different!
Imagine a Pop Up Book Fair in an unexpected location - a library foyer, another dealer's premises, an up market car dealer’s premises, a railway station, or a woolshed in Australia. These are the type of places that some of your colleagues around the world will be exhibiting in. Venues for pop up fairs are only limited by the imagination….
● Anything else? Yes, we intend to get lots of publicity for rare books and book collecting and to raise some money for literacy at the Pop Up Fairs.
● When? 23rd April 2016
● Where? Across the world from Australia and Asica through South Africa, Europe to the Americas – where will yours be held?
Officially supported by UNESCO.
Organised by ILAB and ILAB Affiliates everywhere.
JOIN US ON 23 APRIL 2016!
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
February 2016 – For immediate release. Pictures: ILAB, UNESCO, the Organizers, Wikipedia