28 February 2015

ILAB Pop Up Book Fair + Shakespeare Folios

Will you be in Sydney on 23 April 2015?

If so, be sure to stop by the wonderful State Library of New South Wales for what will be the first in a series of world-wide pop up book fairs organised by the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers celebrating UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day.

Visitors will not only have the chance to browse and buy from some of Australia's leading antiquarian booksellers, but also have the opportunity to make a donation to help raise money for the UNESCO literacy programme.

For the event, which coincides with William Shakespeare's birthday, the library will be displaying all four of its Shakespeare Folios, which includes the only known copy of the 1623 First Folio in Australia.

An antiquarian book fair. The Shakespeare Folios. Advancing literacy. Really, what could be better?

Further details can be found on the ILAB website (http://goo.gl/2x4Lso) and the ANZAAB homepage (http://www.anzaab.com/index.cfm), which notes two other Australian pop up fairs being held in Dunkeld and Hamilton (both in the state of Victoria).

The fairs and exhibition are free and open to the public.