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ILAB’s 2016 Chicago pop-up fair to grace Glessner House


Glessner House in Chicago

More news from ILAB on the association’s plans for UNESCO’s World Book & Copyright Day on April 23. Twelve Chicago booksellers will hold a pop-up book fair at Glessner House, the historic building designed for the family of industrialist John Jacob Glessner by architect Henry Hobson Richardson.

All members of the Midwest Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA), they will show a fine selection of rare books, manuscripts, prints, autographs and ephemera, and raise funds in support of UNESCO’s Forest Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI) in South Sudan.

Jeff Hirsch, Paul and Elizabeth Garon of Beasley Books,  Larry Van De Carr of Bookleggers Used Books, Bradley Jonas of Powell’s Bookstore,  Rob Rulon-Miller, and Kurt Gippert, the event’s organizer, are among the booksellers who will attend.

Completed in 1887, Glessner House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and well worth a visit. The 17,000 square foot home now features a museum and hosts cultural events. All dealers will donate 10 per cent of the proceeds of any sale made during the fair to UNESCO.

The book fair runs from 10am to 5pm at Glessner House on 1800 S. Prairie Avenue.

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