Meet the World’s Best Booksellers! The Italian Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (ALAI) will welcome more than 100 delegates and exhibitors to the 39th ILAB Congress and 23rd International Antiquarian Book Fair.
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A Bibliophile of huge Ec(h)o
Fresh from his stint as Special Guest Curator at the Louvre, in September 2010 Umberto Eco will open the ILAB Congress and International Book Fair with a lecture.
Rare Book Film Festival at the Cineteca di Bologna
Among the other events for advertising the 39th ILAB Congress and 23rd International Antiquarian Book Fair, the ALAI is organizing a Rare Book Film Festival. The prestigious Cineteca di Bologna has enthusiastically embraced the idea, showing films related to books during the Congress week. All the famous movies will star a librarian among the main characters. The Cineteca will also realize a medley of the most important scenes related to bibliophily, which will be screened at Palazzo Re Enzo.
ITALY vs REST OF THE WORLD.
We are the champions: will you accept the challenge? On the occasion of the Congress and Book Fair there will be a football (soccer) match match: ITALY - REST OF THE WORLD. All participants of the Congress or Book Fair are allowed to play. Maximum: 22 players per team. We will refer to the FIFA rules. The match will be overseen by a referee and two linesmen.
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