ILAB is coordinating a series of Pop-Up Book Fairs across the world for UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day on April 23, 2015. The two organizations have created an offiial partnership for the event and ILAB is asking as many members as possible to organize and attend as many pop-up fairs as possible. Former President of the ABA Laurence Worms describes the envisioned pop-ups: “Some booksellers, some books, some tables and a big sign. Just liaise with ILAB on the publicity. No-one has to travel far or be away from base for too long. They can last all day or just an hour or two. Imagination and invention are the only limitations.” For more information, contact ILAB Committee Member Sally Burdon.
Bridwell Library is pleased to announce the opening of two exhibitions on site and online this fall. "Welcome Additions" highlights fifty rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, prints, and letters that were acquired by Bridwell Library Special Collections between 2008 and 2014. It is open through December 12th. "Missionary Presses" highlights Bibles and other religious texts in indigenous languages published by missionary presses in the nineteenth century. It is open through December 5th. The digital exhibitions will continue to remain accessible after the exhibitions in the library have closed.
Bernard Quaritch Ltd recently published a new book by Arthur Freeman entitled Bibliotheca Fictiva. It is an inventory of books and manuscripts relating to literary forgery. Click here for more information.
Hélène Golay, formerly of Rulon-Miller Books in St. Paul, Minnesota, has accepted a position as a full-time bookseller for Lorne Bair Rare Books of Winchester, Virginia. Ms. Golay is a graduate of the Hotchkiss School and Bowdoin College, where she majored in English and French Literature. A native French speaker, she began her career as a cataloguer at Cushing Memorial Library of Texas A&M University, where she was responsible for cataloguing printed materials in the Robert L. Dawson French Collection, the Mexican Colonial Collection, and the J. Lawrence Mitchell Collection. Hélène will continue to manage her own rare book business, L.N. Golay Books, on a part-time basis.
Kubik Fine Books Ltd welcomes Rachell Chilton as the company's Assistant Manager. Rachell, 21, will be managing on-line sales and tirelessly scouting for fresh, interesting inventory.
Les Enluminures is delighted to announce that Dr. Christopher de Hamel, Librarian of the Parker Library at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge and perhaps the best-known name in medieval manuscripts in the world, recently joined the company as Senior Vice-President. He brings to his new position nearly forty years of experience in the art market of medieval manuscripts. In this new position, Dr. de Hamel will act as business-getter; liaising with private and institutional clients worldwide, giving advice and support in selling and buying manuscripts.