Educate yourself using the ILAB-LILA site!
- Some names and terms are easily recognizable -- Gutenberg, signature,
octavo; while others -- Manutius, intaglio, biopredation, may be somewhat
more obscure. Looking for a way to sort out the potentially overwhelming
amount of information available on books and book collections? Friday, May
21st, brings Education Day to the Virtual Celebration of the Book sponsored
by ILAB at www.ilab.org. Guests will find a wealth of information related
to the book collecting hobby, libraries, and ILAB.
The four day event includes a virtual auction running until May 22 to
benefit UNICEF, a non-profit organization helping children in need around
the world; a virtual book fair running until 10:00 p.m. May 22nd; a "Biblio
Quiz" where entrants can win prizes by testing their book knowledge, and
live appraisals on Saturday, May 22nd. ILAB will also launch new features
on its website, including educational resources for book collectors and
highlighting its powerful new search engine which searches a database of
over 3 million books, maps, prints and autographs from nearly 2000
booksellers from all over the world.
The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), an organization
of national associations of antiquarian booksellers around the world,
speaks for twenty nations and nearly two thousand leading booksellers bound
by a code of ethics to promote the integrity and professionalism of the
antiquarian book trade worldwide.
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB)
Steven Temple, Executive Secretary
489 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario, CANADA M5V 2B4
Celebrate the Book at www.ilab.org, May 19-22, 2004
Virtual Book Fair, Auction, Appraisals, Biblio Quiz & more
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) http://www.ilab.org