Learn about the antiquarian book trade from some of the best booksellers in the country.

*YABS 2018 is fully booked. Please inquire about our waiting list if you'd like to be informed about possible cancellation places*

York Antiquarian Book Seminar provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers, librarians and collectors in a comprehensive survey of the out-of-print, antiquarian, rare and used book markets. Basic procedures and problems are discussed both formally and informally through a series of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practical hands-on workshops with emphasis on cataloguing, pricing and bookselling in the electronic age.

The seminar is designed for people of all levels of expertise, from beginners to those with years of experience who want to hone their skills in this rapidly changing field.


This Years Seminar

The 2018 three day seminar will be held on Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th September, 2018 at The Bar Convent, 17 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AQ.

As of 12th June, the 2018 course is now fully booked- we have a waiting list in case of cancellations. Please contact info@yabseminar.com if you'd like to be added.

The fees for 2018 are £495.

Please book promptly to avoid disappointment. We can only accommodate 28 students and the course has been fully booked (with a waiting list) annually since its inception.


Contact Us

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Alternatively, please direct any questions about the seminar to:

Camilla Szymanowska, Secretary,
Antiquarian Booksellers Association, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR. United Kingdom.
Email: admin@aba.org.uk / Tel: +44 (0)20 7421 4681  /  Fax: +44 (0)20 7421 4641