Melbourne Rare Book Week commenced in 2012 as a partnership between ANZAAB, the University of Melbourne and eight other literary institutions.
In 2016, 55 free events were held at libraries, literary and historical societies and bookshops throughout Melbourne, attracting local, national and international visitors. Melbourne Rare Book Week is a major attraction for book collectors, librarians and all who have a love of words, print on paper and literary heritage.
The 45th ANZAAB Australian Antiquarian Book Fair (Melbourne Rare Book Fair) will be held at the University of Melbourne's historic Wilson Hall, from 7th - 9th July, 2017.
A short video of a past Melbourne Rare Book Fair can be viewed here.
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The Australian & New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB), which was formed in 1977, has 56 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.
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.
Over 50 free events.