YABS seeks to provide an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers and collectors in a comprehensive survey of the rare book market, both antiquarian and modern. Basic procedures and problems are discussed both formally and informally through a series of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and practical hands-on workshops with a balance between online bookselling and more traditional methods.
The seminar is designed for people of all levels of experience, from beginners to those with years of experience who want to hone their skills in this rapidly changing field.
Over the past five years, we have had the privilege of listening to many outstanding speakers, including our keynote speakers Rob Rulon-Miller (past president of the ABAA), Sally Burdon (current president of ILAB), Heather O'Donnell (Honey & Wax Booksellers, USA), Sunday Steinkirchner (B&B Rare Books, USA) and Lisa Baskin (Cumberland Rare Books, USA). The seminar provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet and network with fellow booksellers, librarians and collectors from all stratas of the trade.