The Guild of Antiquarian Booksellers or Guildia Antikvarov-Knizhnikov (GAK) was established in 2012 as the Russian antiquarian booksellers'association which already became a member of ILAB in the same year. With less than ten rare book dealers the Guild belongs to the smaller associations united under ILAB's roof, but its members - many of them former students of the Moscow State University of Printing Arts - have great expertise, they are young, innovative and very active on the international market.
Visitors and booklovers of all generations will enjoy a variety of activities. Professor Olga Tarakanovo will give a talk for children on books and bookbinding. Illustrator and publisher Victor Goppe will speak about and present beautiful examples of livres d'artiste. During the day, several other lectures will be held, and a special exhibition will be opened documenting the practice of bookbinding. Finally, at the very end of busy and inspiring day, bibliophiles will have the opportunity to buy rare books about books in a special auction held by the members of the Guild of Antiquarian Booksellers.
If you haven't been to Moscow, this is your day to be there! If you have ever looked for an opportunity to get to know the Russian book people, the worldwide celebrations on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day are your chance to do so!
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