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Events coming up:
October’s events in the book trade are extensive and the PBFA leads the way with 8 events starting off with 3 events in the first weekend 6th and 7th at Bury St. Edmunds, Bath and further afield in Dublin. Thereafter there are fairs at Edinburgh and Sherbourne (east of Yeovil) on the 13th, Uppingham on the 20th, Bridport in Dorset on the 27th with the fair at Aberdeen on the 28th ending October’s PBFA events.
The entry to these fairs are between £1-2 and are open generally from 10am until 5pm. As usual look at the PBFA web site for further details:
www.pbfa.org or email email@example.com
Etc Fairs run the Bloomsbury Book Fair and also the Book & Ephemera Fair at The Royal National Hotel in Bloomsbury WC1H 0DG with the next book fair on Sunday 14th October 10am to 3.30pm £2 admission (free after 12.30pm). The next Ephemera Fair including the pulp and paperback fair will be held on the 28th October 9.30am to 3pm with an admission fee of £1.50.
For further information look at https://www.bloomsburyephemerafair.com/
Oxford University (7 Colleges) Initial Impressions – Friday 19 October, 1-4.30 pm
Seven of Oxford University colleges will open their door to exhibit some of the most valued books from their libraries. The afternoon will start with a series of short presentations at Lincoln College. From 2pm, participants will be able to make their own way to the individual colleges. For further information on this event see http://www.lincoln.ox.ac.uk/Initial-Impressions
Now in its twelfth year, Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival brings together today’s leading writers, thinkers and cultural observers to explore the burning issues of our times and the there will be a glittering array of literary, music and acting talent in discussion throughout including the Pulitzer prize-winning American author Marilynne Robinson, Polish novelist and 2018 Man Booker International Prize-winner Olga Tokarczuk and Man Booker Prize-winning author Sir Salman Rushdie, Roger Daltrey lead singer of The Who and 2-time Academy award winner Sally Field.
Admission fees apply and booking is required. See the web site: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/london-literature-festival
……COMING UP IN NOVEMBER…..
ABA “Lives in The Book Trade” – The Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA Educational Trust) is hosting a 2 day conference “Lives in The Book Trade” on the 25th – 26th November at The Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD. Please use the following links for further details and booking:
October’s International Book Fair Calendar
There are numerous events either centred around the publishing trade or individual events celebrating cultural attachments or poetry and an novel approach to the Sci-Fi genre has been taken at The Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfuter Buchmese) from the 10th – 14th October with Frankfurter Buchmesse’s very first Sci-Fi Lounge on Friday, 12 October 2018, 5 – 7 pm, in the new Frankfurt Pavilion at Agora. The lounge has been dedicated to SF author Ursula K. Le Guin and will serve as the central meeting point for all science fiction enthusiasts.
Fine Art Print Fair – New York City
River Pavilion, Javits Center, NYC, USA from 25th to -28th October. Admission is $25 each day or $55 for the whole event except preview night. Students and senior citizens $15.
The fair encompasses the old masters and contemporary woodcut artists and artist books.
Early Private Presses 1730-1900, by David Chambers
The Private Library: Quarterly Journal update
The Spring and Summer 2016 issue is a double issue and is now with you and consists of 128 pages on the Caradoc Press. It is the an expansive and definitive history of Harry and Hesba Webb, the husband and wife team and the Caradoc Press. As always, our quarterly journal is free to members yet can be purchased as a series or in individual copies. Please use the on-line order form to purchase your copy.