A Joint Conference of ANZAAB and the National Library of Australia
Discussions and presentations on how the rare book trade operates, how libraries and booksellers can work together more effectively, a 'pop up' rare book fair, a display of some National Library of Australia treasures and tailored behind the scenes tours make for two unmissable days for anyone working with and with an interest in rare books, manuscripts and photographs.
This is the first time a conference such as this has been held in Australia. This conference will give participants the chance to meet others working with or interested in rare materials on paper while at the same time hearing from some foremost scholars, librarians and antiquarian booksellers. Not to be missed!
Monday 19 May, 8.30 am - 5.30 pm & Tuesday 20 May, 9 am - 4.30 pm
Conference Room, Level 4
National Library of Australia
Information about accomodation, parking etc can be found here.
For more information email books@AsiaBookroom.com or phone 02 6251 5191
Next Rare Book Fair in Melbourne in July
We are delighted to announce that the 3rd ANZAAB Melbourne Rare Book Week and Rare Book Fair will again be held at the end of July.
The 42nd ANZAAB Australian Antiquarian Book Fair will be held at Wilson Hall on the campus of the University of Melbourne from Friday July 25 to Sunday July 27, 2014.
For full details of Rare Book Week, the ANZAAB Rare Book Fair, highlights of dealer's stock and more, visit our dedicated book fair site.
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What is ANZAAB?
The Australian & New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB), which was formed in 1977, has 55 full members today, who, together with the other categories of ANZAAB membership, associate, retired, life and honorary make up a total membership of 79.
ANZAAB is the professional body which represents the members of the antiquarian book business in Australia and New Zealand. It aims to promote antiquarian bookselling and collecting; it makes statements on matters affecting these topics on behalf of its members.
The ANZAAB Code of Ethics may be seen by clicking on the preceding link.
Click on ANZAAB Office Bearers to see the current ANZAAB Office Bearers. A list of Life Members and Retired Members can also be seen on this page.
The association organises a regular series of antiquarian book fairs in major cities.
Like many national associations, ANZAAB is affiliated with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. Like other national associations it sets out standards of commercial behaviour to which its members voluntarily adhere. It encourages the observance of the courtesies and honourable practices traditionally associated with the trade. In particular, ANZAAB seeks to encourage its members to achieve high standards of accuracy in descriptions of materials offered for sale.
The current ANZAAB Membership Directory may be viewed or downloaded by clicking ANZAAB Directory.
ANZAAB Links Page
Astrolabe Booksellers is located in Hobart's historic Salamanca Place. We carry a good range of antiquarian and second-hand books on a wide variety of subjects, specialising in works on Tasmania. Our stock is fully catalogued and listed online and we issue regular short catalogues - click: here to view our current list.