Contact:
Camilla Szymanowska, Secretary
Antiquarian Booksellers Association
6 Bell Yard, London WC2A 2JR
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7421 4681
Fax: +44 (0)20 7421 4641
 
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Learn about the antiquarian book trade from some of the best booksellers in the country

About Y.A.B.S.

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.

Now in its 4th year, the 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 rare book market, both antiquarian and modern.

The 2014, 2015 and 2016 seminars were all fully booked. You can now put your name on the 2017 waiting list- there are a maximum of 28 places available. (We'll contact names on the waiting list in spring 2017)
Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th September, 2017
The Bar Convent, 17 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AQ
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2017 Keynote Speaker

Sunday Steinkirchner
Sunday Steinkirchner is the owner of B & B Rare Books in New York City. She has worked in the book trade for 14 years, and specializes in 19th & 20th century English and American literature. She has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from New York University, and is a Forbes Small Business Contributor. Her favorite book is Mrs. Dalloway.

2017 Speciality Dealer

John Atkinson
John Atkinson picked up his first first edition book at a car boot sale for 10 pence when he was 7 years old. He graduated from the University of Essex with a BA (Hons), followed by an MSc. and PhD at the University of Newcastle, specialising in Sociophonetics. A bookseller since 2007 John's specialisms are Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, The Booker Prize and literary fiction, with a particular interest in female writers of the 1950s. His main interests outside books are drinking coffee, swimming, driving slow cars and following the mighty Durham County Cricket Club.