Tag Archives: Seminars on Book Collecting

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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Seminars on Book Collecting – The New Season

Still chuckling over this comment (much ‘liked’) put up in response to last week’s post: “Looking forward to you [sic] booklet. It will be fun to see advise [sic] on how everyone is doing it wrong. You must have a … Continue reading

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Gamesmanship

An unwonted spell of quiet here on the blog lately.  Apologies for that – but not entirely from lack of activity.  A bit of holiday and a long-postponed attempt at reading The Alexandria Quartet in its entirety aside, head and … 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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2,000 Flyers – 29 Members

Out and about this week – distributing flyers for the new series of seminars on book-collecting, which kicks off at Senate House (London University) next Tuesday with a session from the well-known and formidably articulate Rick Gekoski.  In a trade … Continue reading

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On Green Dolphin Street

One of the questions I toss in the air to the students at the start of the annual course on Modern First Editions at the London Rare Books School (link to the right) is this:  When a bookseller pencils a … Continue reading

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Cuckoo Clocks and Plastic Socks

Off in pursuit of bookshops once more, this time with a fresh companion, younger daughter Tilly (Ottilie), princess of retro.   “Portobello Road” she sings in a slightly demented fashion on our way to the underground, “Street where the riches of … Continue reading

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