Presented by the Australian & New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB) under the auspices of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), the Melbourne Rare Book Fair is regarded as the largest Rare Book Fair in the Southern Hemisphere and showcases twenty-two antiquarian, rare book and rare print dealers from all over Australia.
This year marks the 49th Australian Antiquarian Book Fair and the 50th anniversary of the first Melbourne Book Fair at Monash University and will feature a diverse range of rare and beautiful antiquarian books and prints that they have been stockpiling during the pandemic.
This is a very special opportunity for book lovers and collectors to peruse and purchase antiquarian, rare and collectible books, prints and ephemera across a wide range of subjects and budgets.
All interests and levels of collecting will be catered for, including cookery, local history, Australiana, poetry, literature, art, children's books, militaria, LGBTIQ counterculture, colonial Australia and much more!
Some of the highlights that will be on display and available for purchase include:
- Lewin's A Natural History of the Birds of New South Wales (1838) presented by Douglas Stewart Fine Books
- Buller's A History of the Birds of New Zealand (1887-1906) presented by The Book Merchant Jenkins
- Buller's A History of the Birds of New Zealand (1887-1888), signed presented by Archives Fine Books
Beyond these highlights, there will be much more - ranging from medieval illuminated manuscripts of the 14th century to rare and special items from the 21st century. Click here to find out more.
Whatever your tastes may be, you are sure to find a rare and interesting book, print or piece of ephemera to add to your collection. Don't miss the Melbourne Rare Book Fair 2022. Plan your visit by heading to: