ILAB/UNESCO WORLD BOOK DAY - OREGONILAB "Pop Up" Book Fairs for UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day
“Speed Dating for Booklovers Worldwide!”

WHEN: Saturday April 23 2016, noon to 5pm

WHERE: West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns St, West Linn, OR

For 24 hours on April 23, 2016 ILAB book fairs will "pop up" across the world to celebrate the UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day.  Oregon bookseller affiliates of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers will present a display and sale of antiquarian books, maps and ephemera to highlight the cultural heritage of the book and the importance of literacy.  Bring that book that you are curious about for a verbal appraisal (limit two per person).

ADMISSION:  No charge.  Free appraisals 1-3pm (maximum of 2 items per person).  Donations will be accepted to fund UNESCO literacy programs providing native-language books to school children in South Sudan.   Call 503-234-3538 for further information.



The Pictorial Maps of Frank M. Antoncich

For those interested in Pictorial Maps, we offer a short essay on Minnesota mapmaker Frank M. Antoncich.  "It is hoped this essay will provide useful documentation regarding a number of Frank Antoncich’s creative efforts, as well as prove helpful in establishing a more secure niche for him among the galaxy of pictorial cartographers of the 1930s and beyond." 

  Click here to read this essay.


Story Map of the United States of America - Colortext Publications

Here at one of our special interests is the revival of decorative mapmaking in the twentieth century.  It's surprising and frustrating how difficult it is to find information on the artists and publishers of these wonderful graphics.  So we're asking for leads to pursue in gathering information on a Chicago depression-era firm that issued a number of engaging and, at times, astonishing, pictorial maps, Colortext Publications.  Read here a short article on what owner and researcher Craig Clinton has learned to date.