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Tattered remnants of lost civilizations, or fixed points in a shifting worl...
Thu 25 May 2017, 19:00 – 20:30 BST
A public conversation about the future of books, and of the book trades.
Colloquium will begin at 7pm. There will be a short reception after the colloquium and Maggs will provide some light snacks, soft drinks and wine.
Iain Sinclair, novelist, poet, polemicist, publisher, and sometime bookseller. His first novel White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings, published in 1987, included the most eloquent description of the underbelly of the book trade in the last years before it all changed. More recently his essay on the Hastings bookshop Bookmans Halt provided the idea and title for this evening.
A Rare Books London Event
ATG is proud to be the media partner of the inaugural Rare Books London 2017 and is publishing the 2017 Books, Prints and Maps supplement. This dedicated supplement is written by industry specialists and will celebrate the rich history of book dealing and the great expertise that resides in the dealing and auctioneering community, seeking to connect the reader with leading members of the book trade. All subscribers to Rare Books London events will receive a free digital copy of the supplement when it is published.