It seems only yesterday that our wonderful Rare Book Week was happening in Melbourne, you would think in the depths of winter people wouldn’t venture out but not our hardy Melbournite’s! Wilson Hall at Melbourne University was a marvelous venue; with a soaring ceiling but great heating the over 40 stalls of high end antiquarian books and attendant booksellers had a very fruitful and interesting three days.
With booksellers from New York, London and from up country Victoria, Sydney and Adelaide plus my own small stall you can almost feel the buzz looking at our videos of the event.
I am pleased to say I met some really nice people at the fare and picked up several new customers who I have been able to help with their collecting. It was nice also to see many young people mostly students coming in from the University and sitting down and chatting about their own collecting.
In November this year the 8th – 10th I will be holding a stall at the Sydney Rare Book Fair at the Roundhouse University of NSW. Opening Times are Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am – 5 pm. Hope very much to see all my Sydney customers there.
I hope very much to see you next year at the Melbourne ANZAAB rare book fair, maybe you should book your tickets now. Once again we will be having a rare book week with many interesting events all around Melbourne. It is held in late July 2014 and is the culmination of Rare Book Week. We will also be having a fair in Sydney later next year.