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Institute of English Studies (London University) & the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (ABA)
Durning-Lawrence Room, Senate House Library
Malet Street
London
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The second in the new series of ABA seminars organised jointly by the Institute of English Studies (London University) and the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (ABA) will take the form of a round-table discussion given by some of the younger, more articulate and more digitally-savvy members of the rare book trade - Natalie Galustian (Natalie Galustian Rare Books), Justin Croft (Justin Croft Antiquarian Books ), Simon Beattie (Simon Beattie Rare Books) and Jonathan Kearns (Adrian Harrington Rare Books).

Topics included will be the best (and worst) places to look for books on the internet, the merit and trustworthiness of internet descriptions, what we are really being told, the bonuses as well as the perils and pitfalls of instant collecting gratification, the skills of searching, what the apparently transparent market is actually telling us, and the explosion of social media marketing - blogs, facebook, twitter and all the rest.

All the ABA seminars will be aimed at a broad audience including collectors, dealers, historians of all kinds, librarians, indeed at anyone with an interest in collecting any sort of text from the sixth former to the retired professor. The atmosphere will be informal, as will the presentations.

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>>> Valerie Jackson-Harris: Collecting Ephemera