Category Archives: Book Fairs

Music To Buy Books By

Hello.  It’s me, Pauline Schol, again.  The Guv’nor won’t admit it, but he’s a little bit miffed that the blog got about ten times more visitors than usual after my post last week – “Well, if that’s what they want, … Continue reading

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Middle Temple Crimes

When I first wrote about a World Rare Book Day on the blog only last September (see the post of that title) it was an idea still in the making.  The charity tie-in with UNESCO was hoped for but not … Continue reading

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Bound by H. Stamper

I saw it there gleaming, jewel-like, at the end of the aisle.  Miraculously still unclaimed and as yet unbought.  The blogworthy book I guaranteed I would find at the Chelsea Book Fair last week.  It was a safe bet: I … Continue reading

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Chelsea Dreams

So – here I am (in my freshly tidied book-room) dreaming about all the treasures I’m going to find at this week’s Chelsea Book Fair.  Well – I say freshly tidied (see last post).  It just about passed muster at … Continue reading

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Antiquating – York 2014

A new verb for us to contemplate this week: to antiquate, describing whatever it is we think antiquarian booksellers actually do (or perhaps merely the process by which we become antiquated – if this is not in fact the same … Continue reading

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World Rare Book Day

I naturally like to regale the family over the supper table with all the latest news from the world of rare books.  The family is slightly ambivalent about this: stifled yawns sometimes remain unstifled; eyes are exaggeratedly rolled; fathomless stupefactions of chronic boredom … Continue reading

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Rare Book Week – Olympia 2014

I was asked yesterday at the ABA Council meeting if I could institute a live Instagram feed for next week’s Olympia Book Fair, synchronised to the Fair’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.  Or something along those lines, anyway.  What sort of … Continue reading

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Afternoon at the Hilton

Pleasant little outing last weekend to the PBFA Bookfair at the Hilton London Olympia.  A nicely themed fair, forty or so dealers, but all (or nearly all) concentrating for the day on children’s books, illustrated books and modern firsts.  Everything … Continue reading

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Golden Age

We shall come to look back on this as a Golden Age of Book Collecting asserted Jim Hinck (Hinck & Wall) in his absorbing and challenging seminar at Senate House the other night.  Never again will truly rare books be … Continue reading

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Rare and Scottish : Nat Karta

Scouting around the house this week, looking for books to pack for next weekend’s Edinburgh Book Fair at the Radisson Blu Hotel on the High Street.  Wondering, in that (usually mistaken) Coals-to-Newcastle way that you do, if I had anything … Continue reading

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