UNESCO WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY, 23 April, 2 to 5 pm
Haarlem, founded in 1245, has been the historical centre of the tulip bulb-growing district for centuries and bears the nickname "Bloemenstad" (flower city). Since the Middle Ages, Haarlem, which lies on a thin strip of land above sea level known as the "strandwal", is one busiest and richest places in the Netherlands, widely known for its cultural and commercial life, the linen and silk industry and its beer brewing tradition. In Haarlem you will follow the historical traces of the Dutch Golden Age back to the times when the Dutch were one of the world’s predominant trading and seafaring nations, and even further to the period when the inhabitants of Haarlem defended their city against the Spanish invasion. Here exactly you will find the Dutch antiquarian booksellers on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day.
On 23 April 2016, from 2 pm to 5 pm, the ILAB dealers of Bubb Kuyper Auctions and Antiquariaat A.G. van der Steur will hold an ILAB Pop Up Book Market at Kruisstraat 3 in Haarlem, just beside Kruispoort – the old city gate which was blown up by the Haarlem inhabitants in the year 1573 to protect themselves against the Spanish invasion. Inmidst this beautiful historical location, the Dutch booksellers will offer rare and fine books, maps and prints - some of which you might never have seen before. Jeffrey Bosch of Bubb Kuyper Auctions will be present from 4 to 5 pm to estimate your own bibliophile treasures. And as all the ILAB booksellers on that day across the world, the Dutch colleagues will sell “symbolic books” to fill "empty bookcases" for the school children in South Sudan.
Help UNESCO and American actor’s Forest Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative to fight illiteracy in South Sudan by making a donation at the ILAB Pop Up Fairs on World Book and Copyright Day!
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, WikimediaCommons