The Russian rare book dealers - members of the Guildia Antikvarov-Knizhnikov (GAK) and many of them former students of the Moscow State University of Printing Arts - have great expertise, they are young, innovative and very active on the international market. One of these booksellers, Olga Shibalkina, runs Biblio-Globus: the biggest bookshop in Russia with over 250,000 titles in stock and about 3500 books, prints and objects of art in the antiquarian book department. Here, at Biblio-Globus in the city centre of Moscow, the Russian rare book dealers organized an ILAB Pop Up Fair for booklovers from all generations - with a talk for children on book binding by Professor Olga Tarakanova, while prominent Russian bibliophiles and book artists like Aleksei Vengerov, Victor Goppe, Mikhail Pogarsky and Valerii Korchagin spoke about their passion.
Photographic impressions from a great day for bibliophiles in Moscow!
April 2016 – For immediate release. Pictures: ILAB, UNESCO, the organizers