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JULY 24–26 2015
presented by the
Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB)
As a part of Melbourne Rare Book Week, ANZAAB proudly presents

the 43rd ANZAAB Australian Antiquarian Book Fair (Melbourne Rare Book Fair)

Leading Australian and international antiquarian booksellers will bring a rich and diverse array of books together that cater for all who genuinely love print on paper and who share a passion for books. Subjects including early printed books, maps, historical accounts of travel and exploration, prints, literature, art, militaria, children's books, and ephemera will be offered for sale at prices to suit all levels of collecting. Whether you already have your own personal library and wish to add to it, or would like to know more about the world of book collecting, this is your opportunity to explore the world of books with experts in their fields.

Admission to Melbourne Rare Book Fair is free. Melbourne Rare Book Fair coincides with the annual Open House Melbourne (OHM), with the Book Fair venue, Wilson Hall, being included in the OHM program.

Wilson Hall, The University of Melbourne

Friday, July 24 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Saturday, July 25 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Sunday, July 26 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Message from the ANZAAB President:

Welcome to ANZAAB's 43rd Australian Antiquarian Book Fair. The fair is again being held at the University of Melbourne's Wilson Hall and ANZAAB is deeply grateful to the University for its ongoing support.

ANZAAB's Melbourne book fair continues to grow and flourish. Last year's fair was attended by over 4,000 visitors, and more than one million dollars worth of items were sold.

As a visitor to the Book Fair you have the opportunity to see, discover and purchase rare and unusual books, maps and prints, as well as manuscripts, photographs and other historical paper-based items.

Whether you are at the beginning of your collecting journey, have enjoyed being on the collecting path for a while, or are exploring new avenues of collecting, this fair is the place to be to acquire items to be treasured.

Melbourne Rare Book Fair is a proud partner of Melbourne Rare Book Week. The motto of Rare Book Week is For the love of books. Why do we love books? Because like nothing else they teach us, they entertain us, they delight or they challenge us, sometimes all at once. There are not many other things in the world that can do that.