The Amsterdam Antiquarian Book Fair is an absolute must for both serious bibliophiles and general book lovers. It has been held almost every year since 1965. Due to its slow growth over the years, the venue has been changed out of necessity and is now held at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel. The fair attracts a large number of prominent antiquarians from the Netherlands and abroad, and there is guaranteed to be something of interest to everyone.
It is not only books that are for sale at the Amsterdam Antiquarian Fair. Visitors will also find atlases, old maps, fine prints, manuscripts, first editions and all kinds of items related to the written and printed word in general. This is an incredibly relaxed and welcoming event. It is free to attend and is sure to prove enchanting to anyone of the ilk who cannot resist a good bookstore. Browsing is encouraged and vendors are happy to share the stories behind the items for sale.
The Amsterdam Antiquarian Book Fair takes place over a weekend. Often, on Sunday, the curators of the event give a guided tour of the stalls. They take visitors on a walk through the collections, highlighting their favorite items in the vendors' collections. These talks demonstrate the passion that the organizers have for antique collectors, and it is this passion that has built the reputation of this event over the years.
Many of the names that book a place to trade at the Amsterdam Antiquarian Fair will be well known to those in the field. As these dealers come from all over Europe, it is the perfect opportunity for collectors to meet all these dealers under one roof. This is an annual opportunity not to be missed, and collectors often return to this fantastic fair year after year.
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