Lund is one of the oldest and most charming cities in Sweden. It is famous for its historical buildings, for its University (founded in the year 1666), for numerous bicycles in the streets, its rich cultural scene – and for its bookshops. Pierre Dethorey, member of the Swedish Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (SVAF) runs one of these bookshops. Akarps antikvariat at Kalkstensvägen 21 has one of the largest stocks of rare books in Scandinavia. And it is home to a very special treasure all book people will immediately fall in love with: a stunning collection of over 200 Swedish chapbooks and catch-penny-prints.
For this year’s UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day Pierre Dethorey will organize a special exhibition of this beautiful, funny, colourful and extremely rare bibliophile treasure. Right now he is preparing an exhibition of the highlights from his collection which he will show in his shop on 23 April 2016. While browsing the wonderful catch-penny-prints and enjoying the unique chapbooks displayed at Akarps Antikvariat, visitors will be invited to help buy another – highly important – sort of books for the children in South Sudan. For each symbolic “book” bought to fill an “empty bookcase" poster visitors are making a donation to the UNESCO and Forest Whitaker literacy projects in South Sudan.
Chapbooks are amazing, schoolbooks are essential! Help us to raise as much money as possible to help the children in South Sudan: at the ILAB Pop Up Fair in Lund or at any other venue where the antiquarian booksellers will pop up on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2016!
JOIN US ... ORGANIZE IT ... ILAB POP UP BOOK FAIRS ... ACROSS THE WORLD ... ON UNESCO WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY ... 23 APRIL 2016!
April 2016 – For immediate release. Pictures: ILAB, UNESCO, the Organizers