Commencing in July 2012 the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers' biennial Melbourne rare book fair will become an annual event.
The 39th ANZAAB Australian Antiquarian Book Fair will be held from Friday July 27 to Sunday July 29, in conjunction with the University of Melbourne Cultural Treasures Festival. The Book Fair will be held in the University's historic Wilson Hall, and the application form will be sent to ANZAAB/ILAB booksellers at the end of January 2012.
In the week leading up to the combined Book Fair and Cultural Treasures Festival ANZAAB will join with Victorian libraries, literary entities and the City of Melbourne to present the inaugural Melbourne Rare Book Week (July 20 to 29) an informative and entertaining celebration of books and the joys of collecting in keeping with Melbourne's designation as the world's second UNESCO City of Literature.
Further details coming soon at:
www.rarebookfair.com.au In the meantime to get an idea of what you might expect have a look at the ANZAAB Book Fair 2011 Issue of BookFare detailing the exhibitors at the 2011 Fair and some of the choice items they offered.
It can be viewed at Book Fair 2011 BookFare
A slide-show of images from the 2010 Melbourne Book Fair may also be seen at ANZAAB 2010 Book Fair Slideshow (Press "Enter" or left-click mouse to move from one image to the next) (Images open in new window. Close this window to exit)