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The latest edition of ANZAAB's newsletter, BookFare has just been issued.
We are excited and honoured that Barry Humphries, actor and self proclaimed 'bibliomanic,' has been appointed Patron of Honour to the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Mr Humphries graciously accepted the invitation of ANZAAB and our sister association in the United Kingdom, the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, to take this role. Read more about this and many other interesting stories about books, booksellers and the world of books in this latest issue of BookFare.
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ANZAAB Book Fairs in Melbourne and Sydney in 2013
2013 is a good year for Australian bookcollectors as ANZAAB will be holding fairs in July and November in Melbourne and Sydney. These fairs will not be boring copies of each other. Both fairs will have their own special magic and both will offer a really wide range of rare books, antique prints and maps, photographs, ephemera and other paper material - if you are a book collector, librarian or reader you can't afford to miss either of these fairs! Full details below....
Book Your Winter Rare Book Holiday in Melbourne Now!
The inaugural ANZAAB Melbourne Rare Book Week was held in Melbourne in July last year. What a wonderful series of events, talks, readings and exhibitions about antiquarian books, it was! All events were free. The week of talks and exhibitions about rare books was drawn to a perfect conclusion by the ANZAAB Rare Book Fair at the University of Melbourne.
Due to last year's success, this year it will be even better. We are delighted to announce that the 2nd ANZAAB Melbourne Rare Book Week and Rare Book Fair will again be held at the end of July.
The 40th ANZAAB Australian Antiquarian Book Fair will be held at Wilson Hall on the campus of the University of Melbourne from Friday July 26 to Sunday July 28, 2013.
For full details of Rare Book Week, the ANZAAB Rare Book Fair, highlights of dealer's stock and more, visit our dedicated book fair site.
ANZAAB SYDNEY RARE BOOK FAIR 8th to 10th November 2013
The 41st ANZAAB Australian Antiquarian Book Fair will be held at the Roundhouse at the University of New South Wales between 8 - 10 November. More details soon.
Note these dates in your diary now.
What is ANZAAB?
The Australian & New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB), which was formed in 1977, has 55 full members today, who, together with the other categories of ANZAAB membership, associate, retired, life and honorary make up a total membership of 79.
ANZAAB is the professional body which represents the members of the antiquarian book business in Australia and New Zealand. It aims to promote antiquarian bookselling and collecting; it makes statements on matters affecting these topics on behalf of its members.
The ANZAAB Code of Ethics may be seen by clicking on the preceding link.
Click on ANZAAB Office Bearers to see the current ANZAAB Office Bearers. A list of Life Members and Retired Members can also be seen on this page.
The association organises a regular series of antiquarian book fairs in major cities.
Like many national associations, ANZAAB is affiliated with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. Like other national associations it sets out standards of commercial behaviour to which its members voluntarily adhere. It encourages the observance of the courtesies and honourable practices traditionally associated with the trade. In particular, ANZAAB seeks to encourage its members to achieve high standards of accuracy in descriptions of materials offered for sale.
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The current ANZAAB Membership Directory may be viewed or downloaded by clicking ANZAAB Directory.
Exhibition of Binding at the University of Otago