Melbourne Rare Book Fair – Valuing the Printed Word

The Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB) is holding their 40th annual Melbourne Rare Book Fair from Friday 26 July to Sunday 28th July at The University of Melbourne. Leading Australian and international antiquarian booksellers will bring a rich and diverse array of books together that cater for all who genuinely love print on paper and who share a passion for books. Subjects including early printed books, maps, historical accounts of travel and exploration, prints, literature, art, militaria, children’s books, and ephemera will be offered for sale at prices to suit all levels of collecting.

Whether you already have your own personal library and wish to add to it, or would like to know more about the world of book collecting, this is your opportunity to explore the world of books with experts in their fields. The great thing about it is admission to the Melbourne Rare Book Fair is free. For the person who appreciates books, writing or art, ANZAAB book fairs are something of great interest, integrity and genuine depth. This year’s Melbourne Rare Book Fair will be no exception and the 38 dealers involved will reflect the very best of our modern global village, with leading dealers from the UK and US exhibiting alongside the finest Australian booksellers.

You can see, handle and purchase antiquarian and collectable books, antique prints and maps and other items on paper which are scarce, or fine, or both. As a visitor, you will have the opportunity to view works that have changed the course of history, alongside those that have provided amusement and solace for generations. You can also talk to dealers who are experts in their fields; people for whom the book and ideas are an essential part of life. If you have a passion for books, ideas and history, the dealers hope that nothing will stop you from attending the Melbourne Rare Book Fair, held at Wilson Hall, University of Melbourne over the last weekend in July. Dates and times: Friday, July 26 from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm Saturday, July 27 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm and Sunday, July 28 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm – List of Exhibitors

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