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Real Books, Real People

A week of book-fairs and nowadays a whole series of related events – visits, talks and tours – all under a festival heading of “Rare Books London 2017”.  No sparing of effort, much time generously given – applause and a … Continue reading

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Rare Books London 2016 – Notes from a Young Collector

A guest-post from Kayleigh Betterton As we come to the end of yet another London International Antiquarian Book Fair, the fifty-ninth ABA summer Fair to be precise, collectors’ pockets are feeling a little lighter and our Twitter feeds are now full … Continue reading

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The Interns – 2015

This year, for the first time, students on the MA course in the History of the Book at London University were offered a voluntary additional module – a 200-hour work-placement with a London bookseller. Official sanction from the university authorities … 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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Designer Bookbinders – Competition 2013

A jolly, if slightly chaotic, evening at the St. Bride Foundation saw the annual prizes and awards handed out by our friend Glyn Farrow, St. Bride Chief Executive – crocked and on crutches but still astonishingly cheerful after his recent … Continue reading

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Rare Books School 2013 – Part 2

Feeling slightly usurped this week by an excellent book-hunting British safari blog-post from the Brooklyn-based Heather O’Donnell of Honey & Wax Booksellers.  Over here for the Olympia Fair, she took the opportunity of visiting booksellers in the north of England, … Continue reading

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London Rare Books School – 2013

A couple of appearances for me on the maps course last week, but a full-time commitment to the Modern First Editions course this week.  Booksellers generally love talking, of course – especially about books (and even more about themselves) – … Continue reading

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Round Up

Too busy feasting across Europe to post about everything I’ve been up to in the last month or so – here’s a quick round-up of some of the things I’ve missed out.  The first Senate House Book-Collecting Seminar of the … Continue reading

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York Book Fair 2012 – Friday

The first person I met as I headed into the York National Book Fair was the legendary American bookman, David Bauman (Bauman Rare Books) – branches in Philadelphia, New York (Madison Avenue) and Las Vegas.  What a feather in the … Continue reading

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Grand Masters

Busy again this week at the London Rare Books School.  The Modern First Editions course this week.  Lovely to see the students held rapt for ninety minutes by the grand master of the game, Rick Gekoski, as he produced some extraordinary … Continue reading

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