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

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The 4th Annual York Antiquarian Book Seminar, 2017

In its 4th year, the York Antiquarian Book Seminar 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 betweeen 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. In 2016 we were privileged to have Keynote Speaker Heather O'Donnell of Honey & Wax Booksellers of Brooklyn USA and Speciality Dealer Jenny Allsworth of Allsworth Rare Books join us.  Our 2017 speakers are to be announced soon. All the lectures and software demonstrations have been updated to suit the needs of the UK rare book market.

If you seek to meet the challenges of book selling in the 21st century, the York Antiquarian Book Seminar will provide an intensive opportunity to meet and network with others of like interest.

Below: A lecture in progress at the York Antiquarian Book Seminar.



Topics covered include:

• Finding Books

• Evaluating and Pricing Books

• Reference Tools for the Book Trade

• Writing Effective Book Descriptions

• Buying and Selling Online

• Buying and Selling at Auction

• Archives and Collections

• Setting Up and Using a Bookseller Database

• Building and Marketing a Customer Base

• Photographing Books

• Creating Your Own Website

• Creating a Catalogue

• Operating a Profitable Open Shop

• Selling Books to Libraries

• Selling Books on Consignment

• Forgeries and Theft

And much more besides...