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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.

The Speakers:
Franklin Brooke-Hitching. His collection of important travel books, which was sold by Sotheby's in a series of auctions over the last few years, demonstrated the truth of how great collections can achieve a critical mass, where individual parts buttress each other, making the whole more valuable than the sum of its parts.
Francis Cleverdon. Second generation bookseller, and one of the best new booksellers in London. Having worked for Waterstones for several decades, he has seen various intense cycles including at least one "death of the book". He is currently the manager of Waterstones flagship store, Hatchards.
Elizabeth James. Senior Librarian at the National Art Library at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Her brief covers both historical material and contemporary work, giving her a high vantage point from which to consider the place of books in today's artistic world.
Charlotte Priddle, librarian at the Fales collection of New York University, which includes the New York Downtown collection and the Riot Grrrl collection: she and the Fales collection are prominent explorers of undercurrents and alternative narratives.

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.

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