An invaluable opportunity to learn about the rare book trade.
After the resounding success of last year's inaugural York Antiquarian Book Seminar the faculty went back temporarily to what they do best; selling books, composing prize winning catalogues and attending book fairs with meticulously chosen stocks of wondrous rarities. For a few of them however it's been a short breathing space between the last seminar, and thinking about what can be done to surpass it for the 2015 event. The Registration page will be officially opening to potential students on the 5th of March 2015 to coincide with World Book Day.
The 2015 seminar is strictly limited to 27 students who also have the option of applying for any of the generously offered scholarships provided by various trade organisations and other independent booksellers who were kind enough to offer their assistance. More information on the scholarships is available here:
The fee for the 2015 Antiquarian Book Seminar is £425.00 and includes all instructional materials, Wednesday farewell dinner, and daily breaks.
Early registrants can save £50.00. Sign up before June 1, 2015, and pay only £375.00.
This year as usual the seminar will take place in the week before the famed York National Bookfair, and the faculty are privileged to announce Sally Burdon, proprietor of the famed Asia Bookroom as Keynote Speaker; and Janette Ray (whose bookshop in York is as widely known as it is universally loved) as our Speciality Dealer along with the usual fearsomely experienced and endlessly informative standing faculty; Simon Beattie, Justin Croft, Jonathan Kearns, Sophie Schneideman and Anthony Smithson. A full list is available here:
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Any questions regarding any aspect of the seminar can of course be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org where they will be swiftly answered.
We're very much looking forward to seeing everybody in September; last year's feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with comments ranging from “Exceptionally well organised.” to “Delivered with verve and passion.” all the way through to the more pithy: “It goes up to 11!”